Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Christine Tsai

CEO & Founding Partner, 500 Startups

Christine Tsai is the CEO and Founding Partner of 500 Startups. Since the firm’s inception in 2010, she has led the growth of 500 to over $600M in committed capital, 2,400+ portfolio companies, and a vibrant community of founders spanning more than 77 countries around the world. The 500 global portfolio includes companies like Talkdesk, Canva, Grab, Bukalapak, ApplyBoard, ipsy, Lucidchart, Intercom, Gitlab, Credit Karma (acq’d by Intuit), Twilio (TWLO), TheRealReal (REAL), and SendGrid (SEND).


Christine has spent her entire professional career building and investing in Silicon Valley. From 2003 to 2010, Christine held product marketing and operating roles at Google, including monetization and developer products such as Google AdSense, Google Analytics, YouTube APIs and syndication, and Google Developer Platform Tools.


Christine holds a B.A. in Cognitive Science from the University of California at Berkeley and was a National Merit Scholar. She served as a research apprentice through the Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program in the Department of Psychology. In addition to her academic studies, Christine was a dancer and choreographer for Theatre Rice, the university’s first modern Asian American theater group whose mission was to create opportunity for students to participate as actors, writers, directors, vocalists, comedians, and dancers, and increase Asian American representation in the theatrical arts.