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The #500Strong Community: 1000+ Founders, 500+ Startups, and 40+ Countries

Jess Erickson
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October 02, 2013

It’s been a crazy 3 years at 500. We’re approaching our 7th batch of startups at 500 HQ, have founders and employees in more than 40 countries, and passed our 500th startup not too long ago. And no, we’re not changing our name anytime soon!

One thing we’re particularly proud of is the diversity of our #500Strong family. In addition to an investment team that’s 50% female, we’ve invested in tons of female founders, international entrepreneurs, and other people who have unique insights on underserved markets.

Here’s a sweet infographic with an overview of the community our startups are a part of:

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As excited as we are about everything we’ve accomplished, we think there’s still PLENTY of work to be done – and more ways for us to help entrepreneurs, whoever (and wherever) they are.

We received over 1200 applications for our fall 2013 class (codename: Batch 007), and are excited to have startups move in next week. We’ll announce our new startups soon, along with information about how YOU can join the 500 family. Here’s to our next 500 startups…

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