The startups we invest in generally all have an internet-based form of distribution. They often fall under common themes like FinTech, SMB Productivity, Healthcare, Media & Entertainment, AgTech, EdTech & Family, E-commerce, AdTech, and more. Ultimately though, we are “vertical agnostic, returns religious” — that is, we’re open to opportunities in almost any tech business if we believe it can make a good return for our fund.
Here are basic steps everyone goes through. Sometimes we spend months developing a relationship, other times just a couple of weeks. Here’s what you can expect:
We typically invest US$100,000, though in special circumstances, we can go outside of that range. We take a standard percentage for these types of investments and do not ask for board seats.
We typically invest via convertible notes. You can read more about 500 Startups’ KISS investment template here.
Yes. We can provide strategic value in addition to capital, including connections to other potential capital growth opportunities.
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