500 Durians


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Location (s):

  • Malaysia
  • Singapore


We typically invest US$50,000 to US$500,000 in founders based in or targeting Southeast Asia. But that’s not all.


  • Exclusive Community: Tap into our private network of the most successful entrepreneurs and business operators in Southeast Asia and Silicon Valley through exclusive social groups, meet-ups and introductions.
  • In-Depth Expertise: Our in-house experts on growth and distribution, corporate partnerships and B2B customer acquisition, media and PR work with you hand-in-hand to grow your business.
  • Dedicated Support: From the vision, strategy, day-to-day challenges all the way to raising your next round, our dedicated Strategic Development Team are always on call to meet your needs.
  • World-Class Partners: Leverage our exclusive perks from the world’s top partners like AWS, Facebook, Stripe, and more to receive free hosting, software and more to help you save money and increase your run-rate.

About Us

Most active early stage investor in the world.

500 Startups is the most active global venture capital firm of 2019 in exits and by VC deal count.* 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.

500 Startups has backed more than 2,500 companies or 5,000+ entrepreneurs in 78+ 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.

About 500 Southeast Asia (500 Durians)

Across Southeast Asia, 500 Durians family of funds have backed over 240 companies across multiple sectors from internet to consumer to deep technology. We look to connect startup founders with capital, expertise and regional and global networks to help them succeed.

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

500 invests in a diverse range of companies in the tech industry, from marketplaces to SaaS, from media to AI.


Deadline: As soon as possible

Cost/funding for participants:

We invest in all companies that take part in the Seed Program. The investment is structured as a convertible security. Companies receive an investment of $150,000 for around 6% of their company (subject to dilution at the time of conversion of our convertible security).

The convertible security has certain special rights for 500 Startups, including  the right to make a follow-on investment of an additional $500,000 or 20% of your next priced round of $1,000,000 or more, whichever is lower, which expires after the conversion of our convertible security.

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