About Us

Most active early stage investor in the world.

500 Startups is the most active global venture capital firm.* 500 Startups Korea operate under these two missions:

  1. To uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship.
  2. To seed Korea’s top startups and help them scale globally.

Source: Pitchbook


Our Mission

We uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship.

500 Startups is an early-stage venture fund and seed accelerator founded in 2010. We have Silicon Valley roots, but we are no longer a U.S.-centric firm. With presences in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Europe, 500 Startups has invested in 2,400+ startups in 70+ countries. As of October 2020, we have 19 unicorns, including Grab, TalkDesk, CreditKarma, Canva, Twilio, Gitlab. *

500 Startups Korea invests in Korean startups targeting Korean and Global market. As of October 2020, we have invested in 40+ startups in various sectors including ‘SPOON’, ‘Peoplefund’, ‘Dano’, ‘Comento’, ‘Ghost Kitchen’ and more.

* Based on available internal records and estimates as of October 2020 and has not been independently verified.

Our Team

Leaders in Investing and Building Korean Startup Ecosystems

We care about founders, startups and ecosystem. On top of that, we have the expertise to help you build a great company. Check out our 500 Korea team.

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