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We are
500Startups —
A Global VC Firm
About us

Our mission at 500 is to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. 

Ecosystem Building

Talent is everywhere, but opportunity isn’t. We believe in a comprehensive approach to ecosystem building which leverages 500’s global capabilities, expertise, and network to double down on our mission.

Transforming local economies through thriving startup ecosystems

Our Programs
Corporate Innovation

By evaluating more than 10,000 startups a year, we see the emerging trends and help filter the noise for you. Our expertise is knowing what type of companies can scale quickly, obtained by our experience working with more than 5,000 founders in the last decade

Governments & Non-Profits

We are experts at understanding what makes your region unique and subsequently applying the Silicon Valley high-growth knowledge, mindset, and culture to help develop the right components for you.

VC Unlocked

In our investor education programs, investors learn the 500 playbook, screen live startup pitches, debate deals with their peers, and negotiate in hands-on workshops with 500 portfolio companies.

All of our highly competitive VC training programs emphasize real-world experiences and action-based exercises, in order to help current and future investors fine-tune and apply their investment strategies.

Growth Programs and Accelerators

Over the last decade, we have run 50+ growth and accelerator programs supporting 1,500+ startups in 15+ countries. These are all custom designed to leverage our proprietary content to support the needs of participating startups and the local market context.

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