Tim Chae

Managing Partner


Tim is a General Partner at 500 Startups and manages 500's San Francisco-based global fund, investments, and accelerator program. Among his investments include Spoon, OP.GG, PeopleFund, More Labs, Rachio, Dano, and Famebit (acquired by Google). In 2016, he was named to the Forbes Asia's inaugural "30 Under 30" in Finance and Venture Capital. Continuing his career in VC, Tim became one of the youngest GPs at the age of 23 in 2015 with the closing of $15M South Korea-based fund, 500 Kimchi, L.P.

Prior to 500, Tim founded several bootstrapped and venture-backed startups, including PostRocket which provided Facebook newsfeed optimization for brands and took part in Batch 3 of 500’s Seed Accelerator program. As an entrepreneur, Tim was named one of the top Youth Entrepreneurs in US by NFIB and McKelvey Foundation, and almost simultaneously, also became one of the youngest VCs at the age of 19, as an Associate at a seed-stage micro-VC firm in Boston.

Atarah Richmond-Green

Office Manager


Nato Chakvetadze

Program Coordinator


Daniela Perez Barron

Operations Coordinator


Amanda Cham

Associate, Strategic Operations


Yi Lyn Tan

APAC Associate Counsel