500 Global

Uplifting people and economies through entrepreneurship


The world’s most active early stage investor.

About us

500 Global is a venture capital firm with over $2.7 billion in assets under management that invests in founders building fast-growing technology companies. We focus on markets where technology, innovation and capital can generate long-term value and drive economic growth.

We improve people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship. Thanks to our global network and expertise, we are uniquely positioned to build startup ecosystems around the world.

Our investments 

  • We are global across 5 continents.
  • We have invested in more than 2,600 startups around the world, and more importantly, those companies have helped create thousands of jobs and delighted millions of customers around the world.

Our team 

  • Leaders in investing and building global ecosystems.
  • We have more than 100 people in 20 different countries.
  • We are more than half people of color and half women.
  • We speak multiple languages, come from all over the world and have the experience to help you build a great company. Check out our executive team and the senior leadership of our investment and ecosystem building teams.

Our accelator programs 

The Flagship San Francisco Accelerator

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020, bring your startup to the next level at our flagship seed accelerator in San Francisco. MORE

500 LatAm Accelerator

For Spanish-speaking founders, consider this your top opportunity to grow your company with our 16-week seed program in Mexico City. MORE

500 Seoul Series A Program

Join one of our only Series A programs in the heart of South Korea for 8-weeks of growth and strategy. MORE

500 MENA Accelerator

The 14-week program is based on 500 Startups’ leading flagship accelerator program based in San Francisco and tailored for startups from the MENA region. MORE

500 Saola Accelerator

The Saola accelerator is a 10-week program based in Vietnam to help you build a growth playbook for your startup.

The team has worked with 40+ founders, CTOs, growth marketers, and sales managers to help them acquire more customers, improve conversion, expand revenue, and get more funding. MORE


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