500 Startups is the most active global venture capital firm.* We’re on a mission to uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship. We uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship. We have backed more than 2,400 companies or 5,000+ entrepreneurs in 75+ countries. Most significantly, those companies have helped create thousands of jobs and delighted millions of customers all over the world. Because of our global network and expertise, we are in a unique position to build startups ecosystems worldwide.