We uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship.
About us


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.

Transforming local economies through thriving startup ecosystems

Our Programs
Growth Programs and Accelerators

Over the last decade, we have run 50+ growth and accelerator programs supporting 1,500+ startups in 15+ countries. These are all custom designed to leverage our proprietary content to support the needs of participating startups and the local market context.

Governments & Non-Profits

We are experts at understanding what makes your region unique and subsequently applying the Silicon Valley high-growth knowledge, mindset, and culture to help develop the right components for you.

VC Unlocked

In our investor education programs, investors learn the 500 playbook, screen startup pitches, debate deals, and negotiate in hands-on workshops with 500 portfolio companies. Our VC training programs emphasize action-based exercises, to help investors fine-tune their investment strategies.

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