Christine Tsai is a Founding Partner at 500 Startups, a global venture capital fund and startup accelerator. Since its inception in 2010, she helped grow 500 to ~$200M under management, 1300+ portfolio investments (including companies like Credit Karma, Twilio, ipsy, Udemy, MakerBot, Wildfire, Viki), 100 team members, 20 accelerator batches, and a vibrant community of founders spanning more than 50 countries.
Prior to 500, Christine spent many years at Google and YouTube launching and marketing B2B and developer products such as Google AdSense, Google Analytics, YouTube syndication, and Developer Tools (App Engine, GWT, APIs, etc.). She was also the lead for Google I/O, Google’s annual developer conference. Pre-Google, she held roles in international sales at OSIsoft and ChevronTexaco.
Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science from the University of California at Berkeley. She is also a ballet dancer of 25+ years.