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.
We create companies from scratch. We partner with talented teams and build companies together as hands-on co-founders.
We found companies based on our own ideas and ideas from engineers, designers and founders we partner with.
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.
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.
We continue to support our companies as hands on co-founders and provide shared resources including growth, design and back office.
We lean on our unique strengths to build great companies.
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.
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.
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.
500 LABS is a startup studio backed by 500 Startups. It is headquartered in San Francisco with offices and teams around the world.
Check out some of the companies we are building.
Smart calendar that shows you
the right information, at the right time.
A mobile app that lets you play games over video chat, live with your friends.
One place to create, manage and promote your digital presence.
Add voice, video and more to your existing slides. Share them anywhere.
Jam along to your favorite tunes on your phone. No music skills required.
Helps restaurants connect with walk-in customers over Facebook Messenger.