BRANDHAUS CAPITAL PARTNERS is delighted to have made a recent investment in ACCELERATE FC XVII: 500 START-UPS, a fund investing in startups backed by the highly successful 500 Startups accelerator program and 500 Startups seed fund.
500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator based in Silicon Valley founded by Dave McClure, with in excess of $200M in assets under management. They have invested in a wide variety of technology startups all over the world, currently over 1,400 companies since their inception in 2010. 500 Startups' team of 100 people manage seed investments in 18 countries and speak over 20 languages.
500 Startups run accelerator programs in San Francisco & Silicon Valley 4x per year emphasizing internet marketing and customer acquisition, design and user experience, and lean startup practices and metrics. Their investment team and mentor network has operational experience at companies such as PayPal, Google, Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Twitter and Apple.
Commenting on the investment, BRANDHAUS CAPITAL PARTNERS CEO Martin Berry said "We are hugely excited at the opportunity to invest in such a successful accelerator and seed fund". "500 Startups are one of the pioneers of the industry with deep domain experience, special access to exciting start-ups and a strong track record having backed start-ups including Twilio Wildfire, SendGrid and many more".