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Bedy Yang

500 Global, Managing Partner

Bedy Yang is a Managing Partner at 500 Startups, a seed and incubator fund in Silicon Valley providing Early-Stage companies with funding and mentorship from over 200 experienced startup mentors. Bedy has invested in over 50 startups, not only in Brazil and Spanish-speaking countries but also in Kenya and Russia. In addition to 500 Startups, Bedy founded Brazil Innovators. She was selected as America Quarterly Innovator and featured as a women leader on Forbes. Before 500 Startups and Brazil Innovators, Bedy worked as a management consultant specializing in distribution and go-to-market strategies for Fortune 500 companies in Brazil. She has also worked as a social entrepreneur, creating opportunities for women and indigenous tribes in Brazil and China. Bedy holds a BA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and MLA (East Asian Studies) from the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the Society of Kauffman Fellows and graduated with recognition for her leadership.

Investor Profile

Based In: USA

Investor Type: Accelerator, VC Firm

Preferred Stage(s): Seed, Incubator

Preferred Geo(s): Brazil

Sample Companies: Colingo, FameBit, Moveline, Descomplica, BTCjam, Ordoro, VivaReal, Wanderable, Partender, AdEspresso,, Solidarium, Babelverse

LAVCA Honors

Top Women In Latin American Tech 2023