team

Leaders in Investing and Building Global Ecosystems

We speak multiple languages, come from all over the world, and have the expertise to help you build a great company. Check out the senior leadership on the 500 Startups team below.

Executive Team

Managing Partner

Bedy Yang

USA

CEO

Christine Tsai

USA

COO

Courtney Powell

USA

Managing Partner

Khailee Ng

Malaysia

CFO

Paul Yoo

USA

Managing Partner

Tim Chae

USA

Managing Partner

Tony Wang

USA



Ecosystems

Innovation & Partnerships Manager

Aaron Bailey

USA

Director of Global Accelerator Programs

Aaron Blumenthal

USA

Innovation & Partnerships Manager

Alba Zurriaga

Head Ecosystem Development Programs

Ana Paula González

USA

Miami Operations

Anabella Rojas

USA

Innovation & Partnerships Program Manager

Arianne Dilts

USA

Innovation & Partnerships Program Manager

Caitlin Glazebrook

USA

Program Manager, Innovation and Partnerships

Cecille Almeda

USA

Global Mentor Operations Manager

Danielle Patton

USA

Innovation and Partnerships Manager

Derek Pham

USA

Singapore Country Lead, Innovation and Partnerships

Ee-Ling Lim

Singapore

Community Manager

Emily King

USA

Senior Manager

Fadwa Kingsbury

USA

Program Lead, Innovation and Partnerships

Felicia Phan

Singapore

Venture Partner

Flavio Dias

Brazil

Director 500 Startups Brazil

Itali Pedroni Collini

Brazil

Marketing Lead, Innovation & Partnerships

Janelle Apaydin

USA

Program Lead, Innovation and Partnerships

Jennifer Lee

USA

Global Innovation & Partnerships Manager

Jenny Wu

USA

Senior Associate, Corporate Innovation

Katrina Vassell

USA

Solutions Development

Keila Torre-Santiago

USA

EIR

Kenneth Low

Singapore

Senior Associate, Business Operations

Keri Chen

USA

Program Lead, Innovation and Partnerships

Melinda Wong

USA

Miami Manager

Miguel Cruz

USA

Program Manager, Innovation and Partnerships

Natalia Fedulova

USA

Head of Education Programs

Paulina Szyrmer

Mexico

Europe and Africa Lead

Pedro Santos Vieira

Portugal

Senior Associate

Peter Lee

USA

Venture Partner

Robert Neivert

USA

Head of North America, Innovation and Partnerships

Rodrigo Mahs

USA

EIR, Innovation and Partnerships

Roland Osborne

USA

Programming Manager

Sarah Staatz

USA

Senior Innovation Associate

Sean Chung

USA

Head of APAC, Innovation and Partnerships

Thomas Jeng

USA

Marketing Manager, Investor Education

Trafton Kenney

USA

Operations Manager, Investor Education

Vanessa Samaniego

Mexico

Head of Corporate Innovation

Vijay Rajendran

USA



500 Southeast Asia Regional Fund (500 Durians)

Legal Operations Specialist (Investments)

Amanda Cham

Malaysia

Investor Relations/ Capital Formation

Andre Bally

Singapore

Executive Assistant

Cynthia Chin

Singapore

Executive Assistant

Eileen Liew

Malaysia

Capital Formation

Husain Albar

Malaysia

Director, Operations and People

Jasmine Liew

Malaysia

Investments

Muzna Khan

Malaysia

Business Intelligence, 500 Durians

Ray Ng

Malaysia

Partner

Vishal Harnal

Singapore


500 Korea Regional Fund (500 Kimchi)

Director

Min Kim

South Korea

Program Manager

MinChi Park

South Korea

Principal

Yolanda Kim

South Korea


500 LatAm Regional Fund (500 Luchadores)

Associate

Cecilia Ezquerro

Mexico

Investor Relations

Damaris Mendoza

Mexico

Operations Coordinator

Daniela Perez Barron

Mexico

Venture Partner

Didier Quiroz

Mexico

Investor Relations Analyst

Mauricio Gudino

Mexico

Associate

Regina Zurutuza

Mexico

Venture Partner

René Lomelí Ojeda

Mexico

Venture Partner

Santiago Zavala

Mexico


500 MENA Regional Fund (500 Falcons)

Partner

Hasan Haider

Bahrain

Principal, 500 Falcons

Laila Hassan

United Arab Emirates

PR & Communications Manager

Neena Punnen

Bahrain

Community and Events Manager

Sama Alshawi

Bahrain

Venture Partner

Sharif El-Badawi

United Arab Emirates


500 Istanbul Regional Fund

Venture Partner

Enis Hulli

Turkey

EIR

Oguz Serdar

USA

Venture Partner

Rina Onur

Turkey


500 Thailand Regional Fund (500 TukTuks)

Venture Partner

Krating Poonpol

Thailand

Venture Partner

Natavudh P. (Moo)

Thailand

Director, 500 Thailand

Pahrada (Mameaw) Sapprasert

Thailand

Investment Manager

Pat Naranpat Thitipattakul

Thailand


500 Vietnam Regional Fund

Venture Partner

Binh Tran

Vietnam

Venture Partner

Eddie Thai

Vietnam


Investment

Principal

Amit Bhatti

USA

Venture Partner

Clayton Bryan

USA

Venture Partner

Jackey Wang

Taiwan

Associate

Jessica Tan

USA

Associate

Kate Seledets

USA

Partner

Neha Khera

Canada

Capital Formation, Special Projects

Taylor Schaude

USA

Associate

Yingjie Wang

USA


Operations

Global Director of HR Operations

Adriana Vergara

USA

Sr. Financial Analyst

Alexander Asemi

USA

Executive Assistant to the CEO and COO

Alysia Lopez

USA

Accountant

Ana Uribe

Mexico

Associate Counsel

Annie Woodworth

USA

Office Manager

Atarah Richmond-Green

USA

Associate General Counsel

Brinda Dutta

USA

Human Resources Administrator

Cecilia Young

USA

Senior Legal Operations Associate

Christina Vernali

USA

Data Operations Manager

Colter Miller

USA

Account Executive

Daniela Malagon Alonso

Mexico

Controller

Donna Cunanan

USA

Accounting Manager

Elaine Huang

USA

Controller

James Wu

USA

Chief of Staff to General Partner

Kelly Chae

South Korea

Controller

Kenneth Cheng

USA

Legal Operations Associate

Liane Kivela

USA

Associate General Counsel

Mei Chel Tan

Malaysia

Content Marketing Manager

Natalie Riso

USA

APAC Associate Counsel

Soo Yee (Jacklyn) Lim

Malaysia

Global Marketing Director, Investor Relations and ESG

Tracy Barba

USA

Director of Strategic Operations

Victoria Kennard

United Kingdom

APAC Associate Counsel

Yi Lyn Tan

Malaysia

Director of Corporate Communications

Zina Moukheiber

USA

Note that this is not a complete list of staff. The title “Partner” is used in accordance with customary business practice in the venture capital industry and does not indicate a legal status as a “partner” in a partnership.