Welcome Huobi Labs! Meet 500 Startups’ Blockchain New Friends

Edith Yeung

February 20, 2018

Meet Huobi Labs – our new friend for 500 Startups’ Blockchain track.

At close to $1 Billion in trading volume per day, Huobi is one of the largest global digital asset exchanges for cryptocurrencies. Founded in 2013, Huobi serves millions of customers from over 130 countries and now has business and operational centers across Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, etc. Huobi Lab is a blockchain incubator under Huobi started in 2017.

500 Startups will be teaming up with Huobi Lab to support our blockchain track and we will leverage Huobi Lab’s extensive global blockchain network. Together, we will provide practical guidance to companies on topics ranging from fundraising strategy, white paper development, go-to-market strategy, community engagement and marketing.

“I am very excited to partner with Huobi Lab. Our teams will learn so much especially around the ins and outs of how a digital exchange works,” said Edith Yeung, partner at 500 Startups.

“We are always looking for great token projects and we are thrilled to work with 500 Startups and Batch 23 companies to help and support all of the new projects as best we can,” said Junfei Ren, Founder at Huobi Lab.

500 startups has a truly amazing lineup of blockchain mentors including:

  • Greg Kidd – Former chief risk officer of Ripple, investor in Coinbase, and CEO of GlobalID
  • Arianna Simpson – Founder, Autonomous Partner
  • Jeremy Gardner – co-founder Augur, Blockchain Edu and Ausum Ventures
  • Howard Wu – Managing partner at Dekrypt Capital and advisor to Blockchain at Berkeley
  • Hitters Xu – Founder & CEO of Nebulas and AntShares (NEO)
  • Brit Yonge – COO of Lightyear (powered by the Stellar network)
  • Chris McCann – Early investor in Antshares (NEO), 0x, Stellar, Nebulas, etc.
  • Adam Benayoun – 500 Israel Partner and invested in ICON, CIVIC, 0x and Zilliqa
  • And more to be announced

Apply to the 500 Startups Blockchain program:


Edith Yeung is the head of 500 Startups Greater China and partner of 500 Mobile Collective Fund. Edith invested in over 40 mobile, VR, AR, AI and machine learning startups, including Hooked,, DayDayCook, Fleksy (acquired by Pinterest), Human (acquired by Mapbox), AISense, and many more. Before 500, Edith worked with companies like Dolphin Browser, Siebel, AMS, AT&T Wireless and Autodesk. For more from Edith, you can follow her on Twitter and Linkedin and newsletter

Most Popular

June 09, 2020

Our Framework Post-COVID-19

May 22, 2020

Launch Your Business in Georgia (The Country, not the State)


EcoCart Simplifies Sustainable Shopping for Eco-Conscious Buyers

While online shopping offers convenience and a way to stay safe during COVID-19, it is not necessarily the most “green” option. Many people are trying to find a way to offset any damage to the envi...

Apothecary Creates a Skinfluencer-Driven Marketplace for a More Unique Skincare Journey

While the skincare revolution is not new, it is quickly evolving as indie brands drive innovation and as the market continues to grow more quickly than the developed world’s GDP. Compounding that t...

Pawsh is Delivering Pet Grooming Services Anywhere

Traditional pet grooming is stressful for pets and their owners. Pets get anxious about traveling to unfamiliar environments and can spend up to four hours at a grooming salon during a session.&nbs...

Grow is Helping Teams Share Better and Faster Feedback

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the workplace, many companies are developing new HR playbooks. Working from home is here to stay, which means providing team members with valuable feedback becomes ...