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500 Startups

500 Startups

500 Startups is a venture capital firm discovering and backing entrepreneurs.

500 Startups is a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. As of 2019 it has invested in over 2300 companies through 5 global funds and 15 thematic funds dedicated to either specific geographic markets or verticals. The 500 team is composed of more than 100 members in 20 countries. Investments span more than 75 countries. 500 provides seed capital and supports startups through their Seed Accelerator Programs that emphasize digital marketing, customer acquisition, lean startup practices and fundraising for pre-Seed companies. 500 is also involved in development of innovation ecosystems through educational programs, events, conferences and partnerships that support startups and investors.



500 Startups has a four-month seed program where the 500 Starups seed fund invests $150,000 in participating companies in exchange for 6% equity. 

Portfolio companies

Company
Cohort
Founders

500startups Batch 1



#links

500startups Batch 15



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3sourcing

500startups Batch 7



43Layers

500startups Batch 14



500startups Batch 12 stealth?

500startups Batch 12



72Lux

500startups Batch 3



955dreams

500startups Batch 1



99gamers

500startups Batch 11



500startups Batch 21



AbbeyPost

500startups Batch 9



500startups Batch 4



Ader

500startups Batch 16



500startups Batch 7



500startups Batch 21



AgFunder

500startups Batch 12



Aircall

500startups Batch 14



Albert

500startups Batch 16



Alfred

500startups Batch 12



500startups Batch 20



Almabase

500startups Batch 19



Alta5

500startups Batch 20



500startups Batch 19



Ample

500startups Batch 16



Andromium

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Timeline

September 24, 2019

Google veteran Tony Wang joins 500 Startups as managing partner

June 1, 2011

500 Startups raises a $50,000 seed round.

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

A cloud communications platform for building SMS, Voice & Messaging applications on an API built for global scale that was founded in 2008 and headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Biotechnology microbial genomics company based in San Francisco

Cloud based phone system and call center software with integrations into CRMs & helpdesk software.

An insurance technology company offering home insurance.

An online marketplace to find co-working, private, and shared office spaces

CARS24 is an India-based platform for selling used cars.

42 Technologies Inc. is a cloud-based business-to-business predictive analytics platform for retailers. It consolidates point of sale data to allow retailers to leverage data across various platforms and more easily identify key trends among customers and sales.

A company developing a virtual science expert as aid to STEM elementary teachers

Vouch is an insurance company for startups.

Knotel is a New York-based company founded by Amol Sarva.

KiwiCo is an e-commerce company founded by Sandra Oh Lin.

Red Tricycle is a company founded by Jacqui Boland, Craig Zingerline and Dan Zaner.

OLSET is a company founded by Gadi Bashvitz.

Traity is a company founded by José Ignacio Fernández, Borja Martín and Juan Cartagena.

Sightly is a company founded by John Zdanowski.

Ubooly is a company founded by Isaac Squires.

Valor Water Analytics is a company developing customized financial data and dashboard tools for water utilities and businesses. It participated in the W15 cohort of Y Combinator.

Court Buddy is a company founded by Kristina Jones.

Mile High Organics is an e-commerce company founded by Steve Markowitz.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
21,178,703
12,050,000
April 25, 2018
30,000,000
12,810,792
May 23, 2017
20,000,000
June 13, 2018
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Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding type
Funding round date
Investment
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Accelerator batches

Accelerator Batch
Accelerator batch companies
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

500 LGBT

Employee



500 Startups Legal

Founder



Aamer Abdullah

Investor



Aaron Batalion

Investor, Mentor, Advisor



Aaron Blumenthal

Employee



Aaron Sears

Mentor



Abid Mohsin

Mentor



Abimbola Sangosanya

Employee



Abraham Thomas

Investor



Adam Benayoun

Employee



Adam Corey

Employee



Adam Grenier

Mentor



Adam Hansen

Mentor



Adam Stone

Mentor



Adam Winter

Investor



Adi Orzel

Investor



Adrian Salamunovic

Mentor



Adrian Scott

Investor



Aerin Lim

Employee



Aigerim Shorman

Mentor



Ajay Chainani

Employee



Akinori Shibuya

Investor



Alex Baldwin

Employee



Alex Farfurnik

Mentor



Alex Miller

Employee



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