Fellows Directory

Bedy Yang

500 Startups

Bedy is responsible for leading the investments in Latin America at 500 Startups, a seed and incubator fund in Silicon Valley. 500 Startups provides early-stage companies with funding ranging from $10K to $250K via seed investments. With over 160 experienced startup mentors around the world, creative work space in the heart of Silicon Valley, and a vibrant community of startup founders.

In addition to 500 Startups, Bedy founded Brazil Innovators, an organization that became the epicenter and resource for Brazilian tech founders. Through her leadership, her work has been featured in leading media such as Exame, Veja, Folha de São Paulo, Estadão, Techcrunch, TNW, Forbes, Washington Post, and Globo. She has been active as a speaker for the Latin America region in conferences including Endeavor, Dell Women Entrepreneur Network, Bloomberg Link, and Startup Weekend.

Before 500 Startups and Brazil Innovators, Bedy worked as consultant specializing in distribution and go-to-market strategies for Fortune 500 companies in Brazil. She has also worked as social entrepreneur creating opportunities for women and indigenous tribes in Brazil and China.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Bedy holds a BA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and an MLA in East Asian studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She speaks Chinese, English, Portuguese, and Spanish fluently. Her hobbies include traveling, skiing, snowboarding, kiteboarding, and yoga.

Bedy served her fellowship at 500 startups and is a member of Class 17. She now serves as mentor to Krating Poonpol (Class 20).