500 Startups

500 Startups is a global venture capital firm with a network of startup programs for founders, mentors, and investors.

4.0
(2)
Recommend to another founder 90%

Independent rating of 500 Startups VC fund

Overall rating:
4.0
(2)
Recommend to another founder: 90%
Team quality
4.8
Professionalism
Personal qualities
Integrity
Respect and decency
Experience
Relevant expertise
Investment process
4.8
Approachability
Clarity of the process
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Ease of the process
Due diligence
Value add
3.4
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
None
Terms
Founder friendly
Help with follow-up rounds

About 500 Startups VC fund

Website:
Founded:
2010
Number of funds:
26
Number of investments:
2683
Number of exits:
313
Headquarters:
Organization type:
Accelerator, Venture Capital

Portfolio - latest investments by 500 Startups VC fund

Founders' reviews of 500 Startups VC fund

Team quality
4.8
Professionalism
Personal qualities
Integrity
Respect and decency
Experience
Relevant expertise
Investment process
4.8
Approachability
Clarity of the process
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Ease of the process
Due diligence
Value add
3.4
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Terms
Founder friendly
Help with follow-up rounds
Recommend to another founder 90%
Within 6 months by portfolio founder
Verified by BOUND
Just do it.
Pros
Big alumni network (on Slack etc). They are doing better and better in providing help to portfolio companies, e.g. constantly organizing online events (webinars) and more.
Advice for management
We tried to get help during our A round fundraising from the 500S team, yet we had not been successful. I believe rasing a next round is a key milestone for a founders and 500S as well and is in the best 500S interest to be more involved - provide feedback to terms etc.
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Not Worth It
Dave is spread too thin. Very spray and pray. Alleged benefits of 500 Startups support organization diminished by factory feel to the whole system.
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