500 Global COO Visits Pakistan

500 Global, The Firm Has Been Expanding Its Investment Strategy Beyond The Accelerator And Seed Stage

Courtney Powell, COO 500 Startups visited National Incubation Center Karachi. 500 startups is one of the world’s most active venture capital firms, recently  announced the closing of a $140M global flagship fund–the firm’s largest fund to date–bringing assets under management to $1.8B.* Now rebranded as 500 Global, the firm has been expanding its investment strategy beyond the accelerator and seed stage.

Hosted by National Incubation Center Karachi In a room full of startup founders, she shared her experiences in the ecosystem. What can be done by regulators and enablers to enable Pakistan startup ecosystem in a fireside chat hosted by Omar Abedin Project Director NICK.

In her address to the audience, Courtney talked of the potential that the Pakistani startup ecosystem has, “Pakistan within the startup space is still very young and full of promise. I look at some of the unicorns that are a part of our portfolio, we invested in them 10 years ago. Now imagine where Pakistani startups will be in the next 10 years.”