500 Startups is a new kind of seed fund and startup accelerator. We believe successful internet startups are born from usable design, customer-focused metrics, and online distribution.
Starting a company is not for the faint of heart. Founders must be audacious, innovative, and disruptive. At 500 Startups, we challenge ourselves to also embody those qualities in how we help startups through both our seed fund and our startup accelerator program. In no particular order, that means:
- Building best-in-class resources for usable design, customer-focused metrics, and online distribution - Creating a diverse network of experienced and operationally-focused mentors. - Partnering with key platform companies and services that will help our startups. - Pushing the envelope on how we do investments.
We provide funding ranging from $25K to $250K to early stage startups, but we also aim to be innovative in our investment model. Check out Moneyball for Startups, the inspiration for our investment thesis.
We're based in Mountain View, California but our companies, mentors, and advisers come from all around the world. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and check out our blog for the latest updates.