500 Startups is one of the most active global early stage venture capital firms, with a mission to uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship. Since its inception in 2010, 500 Startups has invested in over 2,500 companies across 78 countries. Its 140-plus team members are located in more than 17 countries to support 500 Startups' global portfolio. Notable investments include Credit Karma, Canva, Talkdesk, Intercom, GitLab, Grab and Bukalapak.
500 Startups also helps develop innovation ecosystems by partnering with governments and foundations to build tailored accelerator programs, and with corporations to facilitate relationships with startups. We also train investors through educational programs. 500 Startups has run more than 50 growth and accelerator programs for over 1,500 startups worldwide.
Note: numbers are as of September 30, 2020
To uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship.
Zina Moukheiber, Director of Corporate Communications