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500 Startups III Stock

Early-stage Venture Fund and Seed Accelerator

Founded

2010

Notable Investors

500 Startups

Headquarters

Mountain View CA, US

Total Funding

$160M

About 500 Startups III Stock

500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund with a network of startup programs headquartered in Silicon Valley with over $350M in committed capital across 4 global funds and 15 thematic funds. It has invested in over 2,200 technology startups all over the world since its inception in 2010 including: Twilio (NYSE: TWLO), SendGrid (NASDAQ: SEND), Credit Karma, Grab, Carousell, Udemy, Kudo (acquired by Grab), Talkdesk, Makerbot (acquired by SSYS), Wildfire (acquired by GOOG), and Viki (acquired by Rakuten). The team of 100+ people manage seed investments across 74 countries and speak over 25 languages.

The 500 Seed Program emphasizes digital marketing, customer acquisition, lean startup practicies, and fundraising in San Francisco and Mexico City. The 500 Series A Program delivers growth marketing and investment for post-seed and pre-Series A companies and runs in multiple locations globally. In addition to investments, 500 Startups is passionate about helping build viable startup ecosystems around the world and running educational programs, events and conferences, and partnerships globally. 

The investment team and mentor network has operational experience at companies such as PayPal, Google, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Twitter and Apple.

EquityZen Growth Technology Fund LLC has an opportunity to acquire a limited partnership interest in 500 Startups III, L.P. ("Fund III").

Fund III Summary and Investment Objective:

  • Early-stage venture fund
  • Inception Date: 2013
  • Investment Objective: Provide a limited number of select investors with an opportunity to realize substantial long-term capital appreciation

Portfolio Holdings:

  • Target company profile: Very early-stage consumer and small business internet, web-enabled products, information technology and technology-related companies
  • Fund III has made investments in 678 companies since inception

IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING ELIGIBILITY FOR THIS PROSPECTIVE OFFERING

Eligible investors must: i) meeting the U.S. SEC's definitions of both a Qualified Purchaser (as defined in Section 2(a)(51) of the Investment Company Act of 1940) and an Accredited Investor (as defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933); ii) agree to third-party verification of Accredited Investor status

More information on the fund is available for eligible and serious investors only via an additional NDA we can provide.

Investors

Funding History

April 2019$160M

Management

CEO

Christine Tsai

Managing Partner, Global

Bedy Yang

Managing Partner, South East Asia

Khailee Ng

General Counsel

Victoria Kennard

CFO

Paul Yoo

Press

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