About 500 Startups

500 Startups is one of the most active global early stage venture capital firms. Since our inception in 2010, we have invested in over 2,400 companies via 5 global funds, 1 annex fund and 16 thematic funds dedicated to either specific geographic markets or verticals. Our 140-plus team members are located in more than 17 countries to support 500 Startups' global portfolio of investments which spans 77 countries. Notable investments include Credit Karma, Canva, Grab and Talkdesk.

We also help develop innovation ecosystems by supporting startups and investors through accelerator and educational programs, events, and partnerships with corporations and governments around the world.

Note: numbers are as of July 14, 2020

Our Mission

To uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship.


Zina Moukheiber
Director of Corporate Communications