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Building thriving
startup ecosystems

Why 500 Startups?

Our mission at 500 is to build vibrant startup ecosystems around the world and empower underrepresented founders. With more than 2,400 investments in our portfolio, we’ve seen more deals than just about anyone.

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Convening global founders and capital

Thriving startup ecosystems have the power to transform regions. Now more than ever, talent is global and mobile. Differentiated tech ecosystems help attract and retain talent, driving economic growth.

As one of the most active VCs in the world, we can help you get there.

500 Startups has evaluated and trained thousands of founders around the world, as well as hundreds of investors and accelerator managers from more than 50 countries.


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