About 500 Startups

500 Startups is one of the most active global venture capital firms, with a mission to uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship. Since its inception in 2010, 500 Startups has invested in over 2,500 companies across 77 countries. Its 140-plus team members are located in more than 15 countries to support 500 Startups' global portfolio. Notable investments include Credit Karma, Canva, Talkdesk, Intercom, GitLab, Grab and Bukalapak.

500 Startups also helps develop innovation ecosystems by partnering with governments and foundations to build tailored accelerator programs, and with corporations to facilitate relationships with startups. We also train investors through educational programs. 500 Startups has run more than 50 growth and accelerator programs for over 1,500 startups worldwide. 

Note: numbers are as of March 31, 2021

Our Mission

To uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship.

Executive Team


Christine Tsai

Managing Partner

Tim Chae

Managing Partner

Tony Wang


Courtney Powell

Managing Partner

Bedy Yang

Managing Partner

Khailee Ng



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Press Contact

Zina Moukheiber, Director of Corporate Communications