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500 Startups
Business Description

Founded in 2010, 500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund with a network of startup programs headquartered in Silicon Valley and is the #1 most active seed fund in the world. It has additional offices in North America, Middle East, Asia, Europe, and South America. It specializes in seed investments in small- and medium-sized startups, early stage, post-seed, pre-Series A, and late stage. It picks a new batch of startups twice a year. The firm has a global focus and targets investing in MENA, Ireland, Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada, Turkey, and Spanish speaking Latin America. It prefers to invest between $50,000 and $1 million for a 5-10% stake. It prefers to invest in companies with at least $100,000 in revenue per month with valuation between at least $1.54 million. It also offers a four month accelerator program. The firm prefers to acquire 2% equity in return for $10,000, $7,000 after the $3,000 program fee. It prefers companies ideally with two cofounders full time focused on the project. The firm also focuses on companies run by minority founders.

  • Service Provider TypeAccelerator
  • Blockchain Portfolio-
  • Latest Funding TypeOther Venture Capital
  • Token Name (Symbol)-
  • Legal Name500 Startups, L.P.
  • Operating StatusActive
  • Founded2010
  • Employee Count51-200
  • Subsidiary of-
  • Formerly Known As-
Funding rounds
Deal DateTarget NameDeal TypeIndustry SectorHQ CountryDeal Size
2016-02-17
Seed CX
Other Venture Capital
FinTech
United States
$34,200,000
2018-04-16
Cred
Other Venture Capital
FinTech
-
$16,000,000
2018-09-12
Cocos Blockchain Expedition
Other Venture Capital
Game Development
-
$40,000,000
2015-01-14
BlockCypher
Seed / Angel
Developer Tools
-
$3,100,000
2014-04-21
Neuroware
Seed / Angel
Developer Tools
Malaysia
$100,000
2016-09-09
BIGcontrols
Seed / Angel
RegTech
United States
$125,000
2014-11-01
CoinPip
Seed / Angel
FinTech
Singapore
$100,000
2015-11-01
Hijro
Seed / Angel
FinTech
-
$850,000
2014-12-02
ChangeTip
Seed / Angel
FinTech
United States
$3,500,000
2018-07-18
Nervos
Series A
Enterprise Software
-
$28,000,000
2014-08-20
Chain
Series A
Enterprise Software
United States
$9,500,000
2018-05-05
Libra Credit
Token Generation Event
FinTech
United States
$26,400,000
2018-04-09
Stably
Seed / Angel
Stablecoin
-
$500,000
2014-07-30
ZipZap
Seed / Angel
Financial Services
United States
$1,100,000
2018-06-03
QuarkChain
Token Generation Event
Blockchain Infrastructure
United States
$20,000,000
2016-11-16
OST
Seed / Angel
Blockchain Infrastructure
Hong Kong
$3,700,000
Executive team
Executive NameTitleCountryCitySocials
Bedy Yang
Managing Partner
United States
San Francisco
Christine Tsai
Founding Partner
United States
San Francisco
Khailee Ng
Managing Partner
Indonesia
Jakarta
Headquarters
  • United States, Mountain View
  • 814 Mission Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94103
  • Time zone: UTC-08:00
  • Email: press@500.co
  • Phone: -