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 main funds and 14 micro funds. It has invested in over 2,000 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 60 countries and speak over 25 languages.
The 500 Seed Program emphasizes internet marketing and customer acquisition, design and user experience, and lean startup practices and metrics in San Francisco, Mountain View, 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:
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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
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