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September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019

United Nations Development Program and 500 Startups Join Forces to Bridge the World of Impact Financing and Tech Startups

Startup founders often have ambitions not just to make money, but to change the world. So, how do we help these founders accomplish these goals?  Enter ImpactAIM Indonesia, a program forged from a partnership between 500 Startups and the U...
March 04, 2019
March 04, 2019

AirAsia launches venture capital fund in the US and strategic partnership with 500 Startups

Today we would like to tell you about our dear friends, AirAsia. AirAsia is a $2 Billion dollar public company running the largest low-cost airline in Asia, shuttling 90 million passengers to 140 locations a year. Founded by the dynamic entrepr...
June 04, 2018
June 04, 2018

Why we’ve been cutting really large follow-on checks

Photo of Carousell’s founders giving Khailee Ng, Managing Partner of 500 Startups, a T-shirt as VC initiation back in 2013 when 500 Startups invested in Carousell’s first round of financing. 500 has ambitions to be the most global Silicon Valley ...
May 01, 2017
May 01, 2017

Indonesia Team Expands with Ashraf Sinclair as Latest Venture Partner

We welcome Ashraf Sinclair to the 500 Startups Southeast Asia team (also known as 500 Durians)  to help find and select the next wave of Indonesia investments. I personally relocated to Indonesia for close to a year now, in an effort to significan...
October 04, 2016
October 04, 2016

500 Startups Doubles Down on Durians: New $50M Fund II for Southeast Asia

Currently, 1/4 of our Southeast Asia portfolio companies have raised > $2 Billion US dollars for further growth, and none of them have shut down. Our thesis being that some of these companies will grow to be Southeast Asia’s next generatio...
August 17, 2015
August 17, 2015

500 Startups Announces New Investment Partners in Vietnam

500 Startups is proud to announce Binh Tran and Eddie Thai as venture partners. This comes shortly after increased efforts in Southeast Asia, including the launch of growth-stage acceleration service “Distro Dojo” in Malaysia, the 500 TukTuks fund...

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