We’re doubling down on Brazil and looking for the best local startups to invest, accelerate and connect to our global ecosystem.

We’re doubling down on Brazil and looking for the best local startups to invest, accelerate and connect to our global ecosystem.

Most active early stage venture capital investor in the world

We believe Brazil can be a source of great global startups. We’re working hard – like the talented entrepreneurs we support – to help make that happen.

#1 Most Active VC Globally in Exits
#1 Most Active Global Investor by VC Deal Count

Source: PitchBook

2400+ Global Portfolio
75+ Countries
40+ Brazil Portfolio

How we support founders

Capital

500 Startups backs companies across the globe. We typically invest $150,000 in companies participating in our flagship accelerator program.

Expertise

Worldwide, we have +250 experienced mentors on our network to share their expertise on our accelerator programs and events, which are tailored to help startups in crucial areas such as growth, sales, fundraising and pitching.

Network

With 500’s global presence and leadership position in the Venture Capital industry we are strategically positioned to introduce our founders to the best investors and corporates to work with. Our startups have gone on to raise capital from such renowned investors as Valor Capital, Redpoint, Kaszek, Monashees, Softbank and more. Our startups have gone on to raise capital from such renowned investors as Valor Capital, Redpoint, Kaszek, Monashees, Softbank and more.

Building thriving startup ecosystems

As one of the most active VCs in the world, 500 Startups aims to extend our global footprint beyond investing. Through our partnerships with corporates, investors, governments and foundations, we are committed to building interconnected startup ecosystems across the world.

In order to build thriving global ecosystems, 500 Startups has run 50+ growth and accelerator programs supporting over 1,500 startups across 15 countries, and engaged with more than 100 corporates through programming, perks, and innovation partnerships.

Want to become a 500 Ecosystem partner in Brazil?

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