500 Startups

Discovering And Backing The World's Most Talented Entrepreneurs




500 Startups is a venture capital firm on a mission to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. It is one of the most active venture capital firms in the world.

Ana Paula Gonzalez, Innovation & Partnerships Director

Since its inception in Silicon Valley, 500 Startups has invested in over 2,300 companies via its 5 global funds and 15 thematic funds dedicated to either specific geographic markets or verticals. Its 100+ team members are located in 20 countries around the world in order to support the 500 Startups global portfolio of investments which spans more than 75 countries.

Notable investments in the 500 portfolio include Credit Karma, Twilio, Canva, Grab, Bukalapak, The RealReal, Talkdesk, Knotel, Udemy, and Ipsy.

Beyond providing seed capital, 500 supports startups via their Seed Accelerator Programs which emphasize digital marketing, customer acquisition, lean startup practices, and fundraising for pre-Seed companies. 500 Startups further contribute to the development of innovation ecosystems by supporting startups and investors through educational programs, events, conferences, and partnerships with corporations and governments around the world.

“Our mission for 500 Startups in Miami is to help it achieve its full potential of becoming a global hub for tech & innovation, connecting South East US and Latin American founders, investors and corporates to Silicon Valley and our global network”

– – Ana Paula Gonzalez, Innovation & Partnerships Director, 500 Startups

We believe that today, more than ever, it is imperative that we show the world what an authentically diverse and thriving tech ecosystem looks like. 500’s mission is to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. We believe Miami is a key market for us to double down on and continue to serve all three parts of that mission”

– – Christine Tsai, CEO and Founding Partner, 500 Startups

Our Vision for 500 Startups in Miami

500 Startups firmly believes that South Florida’s tech, innovation & entrepreneurial ecosystem is at an inflection point, with the real potential of becoming a global hub – and the best is yet to come. We believe the city is uniquely poised to become a global hub for entrepreneurship and innovation that will hopefully connect South Florida with Silicon Valley, the East Coast, Latin America, Europe, Africa and beyond!

Our anchor partners Visa, Knight Foundation and the Miami Downtown Development Authority enable us to bring our global network, resources and expertise to help accelerate the local ecosystem.

500 Startups – Miami Programming

Miami Growth Program: An eight-week program delivered by 500’s world-class mentors designed to help high-growth tech startups reach the next level of scalable and repeatable growth.

Founder Bootcamps: Two-day intensive programs for early-stage tech founders. The purpose of this program is to dive deep on one particular topic such as fundraising, pitching, growth strategies, product development, marketing strategies and more.

VC Unlocked Miami: Two-day executive education program for upand-coming VCs and angel investors who want to learn how Silicon Valley really works.

and more…

For more information on all of our programs please visit miami.500.co

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