Managing Partner, 500 Startups
Bedy Yang is Managing Partner at 500 Startups, a seed and accelerator fund in Silicon Valley with investments in over 50 countries. At 500 Startups, she is responsible for Brazil and Spanish-speaking investments, the Insider’s Guide to Silicon Valley Investing global investor training program (www.500.vc) and the women investment syndicate.
Bedy is also founder of +INNOVATORS, an organization bringing together a network of over 10,000 people. +INNOVATORS is today the epicenter and primary resource for tech founders throughout Brazil. Bedy was most recently featured in Forbes Brazil and America’s Quarterly as a leading innovator. She is also member of the Kauffman Fellowship Program.
Her portfolio includes Talkdesk, ClubW, ContaAzul, VivaReal, Descomplica, companies that she seeded and has seen grow to series B.
Prior to starting her career in tech, she worked with income generation for women tribes in Brazil and South-West China, and also consulted for global companies on go-to-market strategy in Brazil.