We Build Companies

500 LABS is a startup studio that partners with founders, designers and engineers and experiments with many ideas to build a few companies a year.

How We Build Companies

We create companies from scratch. We partner with talented teams and build companies together as hands-on co-founders.

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Ideas

IDEAS

We found companies based on our own ideas and ideas from engineers, designers and founders we partner with.

Experiment

EXPERIMENT

We pick and experiment with a few ideas at a time. We kill the experiments that don’t work, we build and grow the ones that do.

Launch

LAUNCH

When we see signs of product market fit, we launch the company with the team who built the project and fund it with our network of investors.

Scale

SCALE

We continue to support our companies as hands on co-founders and provide shared resources including growth, design and back office.

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Our Unfair Advantages

We lean on our unique strengths to build great companies.

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Growth by Design

Not every idea is created with the same growth potential. We choose to work on ideas with unfair advantages for growth by design. And we know how to grow them.

Global Talent

Global Talent

Our access to great global talent allows us to run rapid and low-cost experiments. Then we scale our companies with talent, network and capital in silicon valley.

500 Founders

500 Founders

Since 2010, 500 Startups has invested in over 3,000 founders. 500 LABS recruits experienced operators from the 500 network to help build new companies.

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ABOUT US

500 LABS is a startup studio backed by 500 Startups. It is headquartered in San Francisco with offices and teams ​around​ the world.

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We are looking for talented engineers and designers to partner with. Click below to learn more.

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