500 Startups

Founded 2010
Founders Christine Tsai Dave McClure


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Total investments 1349
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Rounds per year 94.45
Lead investments 159
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 149
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Finance
  • Financial Services
  • Venture Capital

In 2010 was created 500 Startups, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Mountain View. The company was established in North America in United States.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the 500 Startups, startups are often financed by Social Capital, Golden Gate Ventures, GV. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Valor Capital Group, Silicon Badia, Sand Hill Angels. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Wayra, Techstars, Social Starts.

The fund was created by Christine Tsai, Dave McClure. Besides them, we counted 44 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The top activity for fund was in 2019. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 9 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The average startup value when the investment from 500 Startups is 10-50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in more than 49 deals per year. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this 500 Startups works on 20 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight GrabTaxi, Credit Karma, SendGrid. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Apps, Internet. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


E-Commerce Platforms
Retail Technology
Early Stage Venture
8M25 Jan 2021 Canada, Old Toronto


Financial Services
Late Stage Venture
35M05 Jan 2021 Indonesia, Jakarta


Financial Services
Early Stage Venture
16 Dec 2020 United States, New York

OTO Capital

08 Dec 2020 India, Mumbai


Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
Early Stage Venture
4M30 Nov 2020 United States, New York


Health Care
18 Nov 2020 India, Bengaluru


Content Creators
Social Content
Social/Platform Software
16 Nov 2020 United States, " United States"}

Progressive Generation

600K15 Nov 2020 Jordan, Amman

Smile Identity

Financial Services
Identity Management
Early Stage Venture
05 Nov 2020 United States, Oakland
Headout raises $12M, plans to hire 150+ people as domestic travel rebounds
– Travel startup Headout raised $12m in funding. – The round was led by Glade Brook Capital and included participation from returning investors Version One Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners, FJ Labs, 500 Startups, Haystack and Ludlow Ventures, and new investors Espresso Capital and Practical VC. – The company plans to expand into 300 cities, product development and its product, business, marketing and operations teams. – It plans to hire more than 150 employees around the world and is also looking for oppor... Read more
Flat.mx raises $20M from VCs, proptech unicorn founders to fix Mexico’s ‘broken’ real estate market
– Flat.mx, a real estate marketplace, raised $20m in Series A funding. – The round was led by Anthemis and 500 Startups, and joined by ALLVP and Expa. – Other investors include Opendoor CEO and co-founder Eric Wu, Flyhomes’ co-founder and CEO Tushar Garg, and Divvy Homes’ co-founder Brian Ma. – The company plans to use the funding to expand its operations in Mexico and Latin America. Read more


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