Christine Tsai

Collection of candid advice from women VCs
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Geographic Preferences: Japan, Europe, India, Southeast Asia, United States

Christine Tsai is a Co-Founder, Founding Partner, Managing Partner, Partner, and Principal at 500 Startups. At the firm, besides being part of the investment team, she also directs the 500 SuperMentor program, platform partnerships, and marketing. She's led investments in companies like ipsy, Sprig, and Homejoy.  

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Tsai was at Google and YouTube for many years in product marketing for monetization and developer platforms and most recently leading Google I/O. Competitive market intelligence guru for Analytics team.

Christine Tsai was born in Guam but moved to the Bay Area when she was four. A mom to two young boys (and two dogs), Tsai, 34, has found that there are actually a lot of similarities between parenthood and startup-land. Soon, she'll add reality television star to her resume -- SyFy Network is currently filming a show around 500 Startups.

Fund's investment verticals: financial services, consumer products, healthcare, e-commerce, business productivity, education, infrastructure services and Internet. Geography investment focus: Japan, Europe, India, Southeast Asia, United States.


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