Uplifting people and economies through entrepreneurship

Uplifting people and economies through entrepreneurship

Most active early stage investor in the world

500 Startups is the most active global venture capital firm of 2019. We’re on a mission to uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship.

#1 Most Active VC Globally in Exits
#1 Most Active Global Investor by VC Deal Count

Source: PitchBook

2400+ Startups Invested Globally
175+ Startups Invested in Middle East and North Africa

What We Do

MENA Portfolio

We invest across the Middle East and Africa.

500 Startups has been investing in MENA founders since 2012. We review more deals than just about anyone, which gives us a comprehensive view of markets and trends worldwide.

ACCELERATOR

We bring startups to the next level.

500 Startups started as an accelerator in the heart of Silicon Valley, and our MENA accelerator is a 14-week program tailored for startups from the MENA region.

Ecosystems

We build thriving startup ecosystems.

500 Startups leverages its global expertise to build comprehensive entrepreneurial ecosystems through our partnerships with governments, foundations, and corporations to facilitate meaningful relationships with startups.