Bedy Yang

Managing Partner


Bedy Yang is a Managing Partner at 500 Startups. She oversees 500’s ecosystem development programs including investor education courses (in partnership with top institutions such as Stanford, Berkeley and INSEAD), has helped launch strategic partnerships and accelerator programs across the globe, and leads 500’s corporate startup innovation and consultancy.

Bedy joined 500 Startups in 2011 to pilot international investments before expanding her role to Managing Partner and ecosystems development.

Previously, she founded +INNOVATORS, an organization that has become the epicenter and resource for Brazilian tech founders with a network of over 10,000 people. Prior to starting her career in tech, she worked with income generation for women in tribes in Brazil and Southwest China and consulted for global companies on go-to-market strategies for Brazil.

Bedy obtained her BA at Fundação Getúlio Vargas and holds an MLA from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of Class 17 of the Kauffman Fellowship Program and fluent in four languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

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