Ecosystems

10 Tips for Corporations to Do Proof of Concepts Right with Startups

The era of innovation theater is over. After years of hosting hackathons, building labs, and running accelerators, many corporate innovation teams–those tasked with exploring new opportunities for growth–have few tangible outcomes to show. In the midst of a recession, they face greater pressure to dispel their perception as cost centers that haven’t shielded their business from the disruptive f...

How Global Launch Is Adapting to Help Startups Expand to the U.S. and Southeast Asia

Written by Anna Heim In partnership with Enterprise Singapore, 500 Startups has selected Batch 2 applicants for Global Launch San Francisco and Global Launch Singapore. The two separate programs...

Why 500 Kobe Is Ready to Back COVID-19 Solutions

Are you working on innovative tech-based solutions to the challenges posed by COVID-19? If so, read on: the fifth edition of the 500 Startups Kobe Accelerator might well be a good fit for your star...

Look Outside of Silicon Valley to See How Founders Can Be Successful Post-COVID-19

500 Startups kicked off a new series called Innovation Coffee Breaks. Experts from leading companies, venture capital firms and startups join us every week to discuss how to innovate during this ti...

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March 03, 2021
March 03, 2021

10 Tips for Corporations to Do Proof of Concepts Right with Startups

The era of innovation theater is over. After years of hosting hackathons, building labs, and running accelerators, many corporate innovation teams–those tasked with exploring new opportunities for growth–have few tangible outcomes to show. In the ...
November 02, 2020
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How Global Launch Is Adapting to Help Startups Expand to the U.S. and Southeast Asia

Written by Anna Heim In partnership with Enterprise Singapore, 500 Startups has selected Batch 2 applicants for Global Launch San Francisco and Global Launch Singapore. The two separate programs help early stage startups in Singapore enter the ...
July 15, 2020
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Why 500 Kobe Is Ready to Back COVID-19 Solutions

Are you working on innovative tech-based solutions to the challenges posed by COVID-19? If so, read on: the fifth edition of the 500 Startups Kobe Accelerator might well be a good fit for your startup. Known as 500 Kobe, the program is a partne...
May 09, 2020
May 09, 2020

Look Outside of Silicon Valley to See How Founders Can Be Successful Post-COVID-19

500 Startups kicked off a new series called Innovation Coffee Breaks. Experts from leading companies, venture capital firms and startups join us every week to discuss how to innovate during this time of uncertainty.  We caught up with Alex...
March 18, 2020
March 18, 2020

Welcoming New Partner and Global Digital Transformation Expert Flavio Dias as We Step Up Our Presence in Brazil

I first met Flavio in 2013, when he co-invested alongside 500 Startups in Olist, one of Brazil's largest online marketplaces--which recently raised a Series C round. Olist’s founder was in our San Francisco accelerator program, and in his next rou...
February 27, 2020
February 27, 2020

Hospitality Tech as a Service

As sector agnostic investors, we get a first-hand look at tech-enabled startups across a number of different verticals. One which you may not have heard much about is HTaaS — or Hospitality Tech as a Service. We’ve recently partnered with LA Fund,...
December 16, 2019
December 16, 2019

The Future of Startup Ecosystems Across the Globe

The idea of being a founder has never been so popular around the world, so how is that going to change industries and entire regions? This year we dove headfirst into the rise of corporate venture capital, the changing nature of venture capital ed...
November 27, 2019
November 27, 2019

Ready to scale in Southeast Asia? Start in Singapore.

While people may think of Singapore as a top startup city, what they may not realize is that this city-state potentially has quite a bit more to offer as a local hub when looking to scale throughout the region. This fall, we kicked off Global Laun...
October 25, 2019
October 25, 2019

The Future of Corporate Venture Capital

The following is an excerpt from 500’s latest report, Unlocking Corporate Venture Capital. How has corporate venture capital changed? In the decade since the Great Recession, we have seen digital upstarts – taking advantage of disruptive tec...
October 04, 2019
October 04, 2019

500 Around the World: Takeaways from the Sberbank-500 Accelerator

If 500 has learned one thing from investing in over 75 countries, it’s the importance of placing bets in all the right founders and helping build ecosystems for them to thrive in. 500 is a firm believer of the idea that talent can be found everywh...
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