500 Startups is a Silicon Valley venture capital seed fund & startup accelerator founded by former PayPal & Google alumni. We have ~$200M under management, and have invested in over 1,400 companies in more than 50 countries around the world. Some of our more successful companies include Credit Karma, Twilio, GrabTaxi, Ipsy, Udemy, TalkDesk, Intercom, ToutApp, and Mayvenn. Our largest exits to date are MakerBot ($400M by Stratasys), Wildfire ($350M by Google), and Viki ($200M by Rakuten).
We run accelerator programs in San Francisco and Silicon Valley that emphasize design & user experience, distribution & customer acquisition, and lean startup practices & metrics. Our investment team is comprised of ~100 people who speak ~20 languages and operate in 18 different countries. Our team and mentors have had operational experience at companies such as: PayPal, Google, YouTube, Yahoo, Microsoft, eBay, LinkedIn, Twitter, Apple & Facebook.