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Building thriving
startup ecosystems

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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Why 500 Startups?

Our mission at 500 is to build vibrant startup ecosystems around the world and empower underrepresented founders. With more than 2,300 investments in our portfolio, we’ve seen more deals than just about anyone.

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2.3K+
Portfolio companies
75+
Countries
5K+
Founders

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We partner with top academic institutions around the world to offer intensive investor education programs for aspiring angels and venture capitalists.

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We offer a powerful platform to accelerate local startup ecosystems through our access to global capital, networks and expertise. With the right combination of programs and people, we can build a vibrant ecosystem for your region.

A large number of enabled founders with the knowledge to build scalable businesses.

An active community of investors with the ability to provide risk capital from seed to late stage.

Access to global networks, corporates and markets for startups to expand.