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Why 500 Global?


Our mission is to uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship. We focus on markets where technology, innovation, and capital can unlock long-term value and drive economic growth. We work closely with key stakeholders and advise governments and corporations on how best to support entrepreneurial ecosystems so startups can thrive. 500 Global has backed over 6,000 founders representing more than 2,500 companies operating in 77 countries. Our portfolio has delivered outsized performance including 33 companies valued at over $1 billion and 120 companies valued at over $100 million.

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Convening global founders and capital

Thriving startup ecosystems have the power to transform regions. Now more than ever, talent is global and mobile. Differentiated tech ecosystems help attract and retain talent, driving economic growth.

As one of the most active VCs in the world, we can help you get there.

500 Global has evaluated and trained thousands of founders around the world, as well as hundreds of investors and accelerator managers from more than 50 countries.

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VC Unlocked

We partner with top academic institutions around the world to offer intensive investor education programs for aspiring angels and venture capitalists.

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