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500+ founders with 26% female founders

Presence in 8+ countries across Southeast Asia and beyond

240+ investments

Seeded 3 unicorns in Southeast Asia

Accurate as at [February, 2021]

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About Us

General Partner

Khailee Ng

General Partner

Vishal Harnal

500 Startups is a venture capital firm on a mission to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. In Southeast Asia, 500 Startups invests through the pioneering 500 Durians family of funds. The 500 Durians funds have backed over 240 companies across multiple sectors from internet to consumer to deep technology, including Grab, Bukalapak, and Carousell. It continues to connect founders with capital, expertise and powerful regional and global networks to help them succeed.