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

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72Lux

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500startups Batch 1

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500startups Batch 9

500startups Batch 4

Ader

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500startups Batch 7

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AgFunder

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Albert

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Alfred

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500startups Batch 16

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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.

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

An insurance technology company offering home insurance.

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

A software company offering a workflow management and process improvement platform.

BetterDoctor, a technology company, delivers provider directory data and has a database that can be accessed through a responsive API.

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.

A software company offering a platform for international students to find and apply to top universities.

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.

Skimlinks is a big data company.

MURAL is a company founded by Mariano Suarez Battan, Pato Jutard and Johnny Halife.

OLSET is a San Francisco-based company founded by Gadi Bashvitz.

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Accelerator batches

Accelerator Batch
Accelerator batch companies
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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 type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
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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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Further reading

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Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
Link

Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

References

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