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Company Overview of 500 Startups

Company Overview

500 Startups is an incubator, venture capital firm and an accelerator specializing in seed investments in small- and medium-sized startups, early stage, and late stage companies. It seeks to invest in internet, financial services, e-commerce, search/social/mobile platforms, personal & business productivity, consumer, education & language, family & healthcare, web infrastructure, and food technology sector. It picks a new batch of startups twice a year. The firm targets investing in Ireland and Asia including Southeast Asia, Japan, Thailand, Europe, and India. It prefers to invest between $0.05 million and $0.5 million for a 5 percent stake. 500 Startups was founded in 2010 and is based in Mo...

Mountain View, CA 

United States

Founded in 2010

Key Executives for 500 Startups

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Venture Partner
Founding Partner, Sith Lord and Chief Pirate; Founding Partner and General Partner of 500 Startups Fund; and Managing Partner of 500 StartupWallah
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 58
Managing Partner and Partner
Founding Partner, Partner, Managing Partner, and Principal
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

500 Startups Key Developments

500 STARTUPS Presents at AVCJ Taiwan 2014, Nov-20-2014 03:20 PM

500 STARTUPS Presents at AVCJ Taiwan 2014, Nov-20-2014 03:20 PM. Venue: The Westin, 33 Nanjing East Rd. Sec. 3, Taipei 10487, Taiwan. Speakers: Cjin Cheng, Entrepreneur in Residence.

500 STARTUPS Presents at AVCJ Forum, Nov-11-2014 02:45 PM

500 STARTUPS Presents at AVCJ Forum, Nov-11-2014 02:45 PM. Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Speakers: Rui Ma, Partner, Greater China.

500 Startups Appoints Bedy Yang and Khailee Ng as its New Managing Partners

500 Startups has appointed Bedy Yang and Khailee Ng as its two new managing partners. Yang is from its operation in Brazil and Latin America, while Ng is the firm's venture partner in Malaysia who oversees the Southeast Asian fund. Ng was a self-taught web developer. Aside from his work with 500 Startups, he is a board member of the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGiC).

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