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Investments

1757

Portfolio Exits

258

Funds

37

Partners & Customers

10

About 500 Global

500 Global is an early-stage seed fund located in San Francisco, CA. The fund invests primarily in consumer & SMB internet startups, and related web infrastructure services. Selected areas of interest include financial services & eCommerce, search/social/mobile platforms, personal & business productivity, education & language, family & healthcare, web infrastructure, and tribbles. The firms' initial investment size is typically $25K-$250K.

500 Global Headquarter Location

814 Mission Street 6th Floor

San Francisco, California, 94103,

United States

650-743-4738

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Expert Collections containing 500 Global

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Find 500 Global in 12 Expert Collections, including Direct-To-Consumer Brands (Non-Food).

D

Direct-To-Consumer Brands (Non-Food)

37 items

Startups selling their own branded products directly to consumers via online/mobile channels, rather than relying on department stores or big online marketplaces.

R

Restaurant Tech

19 items

Hardware and software for restaurant management, bookings, staffing, mobile restaurant payments, inventory management, and more.

H

HR Tech

65 items

S

Store management tech (In-store retail tech)

55 items

Startups aiming work with retailers to improve brick-and-mortar retail operations.

B

Beauty & Personal Care

58 items

Startups in the beauty & personal care space, including cosmetics brands, shaving startups, on-demand beauty services, salon management platforms, and more.

U

Unicorns- Billion Dollar Startups

113 items

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Latest 500 Global News

Quark.ai Introduces Autonomous B2B eCommerce Support, Completes Successful Pilot Program with Fortune 500 Global Electronics Leader

May 20, 2022

Share Quark.ai, the market leading Autonomous Support Platform for Customer/Field Support, announced the introduction of its Autonomous Support Platform for B2B eCommerce, and the successful completion of its pilot program at a Fortune 500 enterprise that sells millions of high tech products online. Quark.ai’s solution squarely addresses a nearly ubiquitous challenge for B2B eCommerce buyers: the difficulty in having ready access to needed and accurate product information. The top ecommerce customer challenges are limited and inaccurate product information, according to SAPIO Research. This obstacle – often cited as the most stubborn impediment to closing sales — caused nearly 98% of customers to be discouraged from completing a purchase, according to an Episerver survey. Related Posts May 20, 2022 Whether serving a customer service agent or via its self-service intelligent and conversational Autonomous Support chatbot, Quark.ai Autonomous B2B eCommerce Support provides instant access to the right answers by automatically, and accurately   interpreting customer inquiries. Quark.ai improves informational integrity by ingesting and analyzing all of an enterprise’s existing product information from across its entire organization. It combines Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision to deliver unsurpassed accuracy, reliability and speed-to-resolution for some of industry’s most mission-critical customer issues. “Quark.ai is proud to extend our best-in-class Autonomous Support Platform to B2B eCommerce, which is one of the most powerful drivers of enterprise digitization,” said Quark.ai Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer  Prosenjit Sen . “We are especially pleased to have piloted this powerful functionality so successfully with one of the top B2B high tech product marketplaces in the world.”

500 Global Investments

1,757 Investments

500 Global has made 1,757 investments. Their latest investment was in 21Market as part of their Seed VC on May 5, 2022.

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500 Global Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/10/2022

Seed VC

21Market

Yes

2

4/12/2022

Seed VC - III

Ikas

$3.5M

No

1

3/30/2022

Series C

BillionToOne

$125M

No

3

3/29/2022

Seed VC - II

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$99M

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10

3/29/2022

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

5/10/2022

4/12/2022

3/30/2022

3/29/2022

3/29/2022

Round

Seed VC

Seed VC - III

Series C

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Company

21Market

Ikas

BillionToOne

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Amount

$3.5M

$125M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

1

3

10

10

500 Global Portfolio Exits

258 Portfolio Exits

500 Global has 258 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Comparably on May 02, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Acquirer

Sources

5/2/2022

Acquired

1

4/5/2022

Acquired

2

3/21/2022

Corporate Majority

3

3/15/2022

Acquired

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10

3/2/2022

Acquired

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10

Date

5/2/2022

4/5/2022

3/21/2022

3/15/2022

3/2/2022

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Corporate Majority

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Acquirer

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Sources

1

2

3

10

10

500 Global Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

500 Global acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was 500 Latam on August 07, 2012.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

8/7/2012

$99M

Acquired

Date

8/7/2012

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acquired

Sources

500 Global Fund History

37 Fund Histories

500 Global has 37 funds, including 500 Startups V.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

9/15/2021

500 Startups V

$140M

5

6/9/2020

500 Startups Korea II

$23.79M

2

6/9/2020

500 TukTuks Fund II

$9.09M

4

1/29/2020

Brazil Hub

$99M

10

3/26/2019

500 Falcons

$99M

10

Closing Date

9/15/2021

6/9/2020

6/9/2020

1/29/2020

3/26/2019

Fund

500 Startups V

500 Startups Korea II

500 TukTuks Fund II

Brazil Hub

500 Falcons

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$140M

$23.79M

$9.09M

$99M

$99M

Sources

5

2

4

10

10

500 Global Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

500 Global has 10 strategic partners and customers. 500 Global recently partnered with Verofax on November 11, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

11/30/2021

Partner

United Kingdom

10/27/2021

Partner

Spain

BBVA and 500 Global to Identify High-Potential Startups for Financial Services

BBVA and 500 Global gLOBAL have entered an agreement for 500 Global gLOBAL to implement an Intelligence Platform that would support BBVA 's ability to `` identify new startups , technologies and emerging trends with the potential to impact the future of the most innovative industries , and by extension , the finance sector . ''

2

1/1/2020

Partner

Egypt

12/25/2019

Partner

Singapore

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10

7/11/2018

Partner

United States

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10

Date

11/30/2021

10/27/2021

1/1/2020

12/25/2019

7/11/2018

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United Kingdom

Spain

Egypt

Singapore

United States

News Snippet

BBVA and 500 Global to Identify High-Potential Startups for Financial Services

BBVA and 500 Global gLOBAL have entered an agreement for 500 Global gLOBAL to implement an Intelligence Platform that would support BBVA 's ability to `` identify new startups , technologies and emerging trends with the potential to impact the future of the most innovative industries , and by extension , the finance sector . ''

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Sources

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10

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500 Global Team

39 Team Members

500 Global has 39 team members, including current Founder, Gadi Bashvitz.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Gadi Bashvitz

Founder

Current

Kristaps Berzinskis

Founder

Current

Shriram Bhashyam

Founder

Current

Filipe Castro

Founder

Current

Ramon Esobar

Founder

Current

Name

Gadi Bashvitz

Kristaps Berzinskis

Shriram Bhashyam

Filipe Castro

Ramon Esobar

Work History

Title

Founder

Founder

Founder

Founder

Founder

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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