Christine Tsai is the Partner & Chief Pug Herder at 500 Startups.
Prior to joining 500 Startups, she was in product marketing at Google and YouTube.
She worked on Developer Platforms and was the lead for Google I/O, Google's annual developer conference.
She also worked on Google AdSense and early-stage video monetization offerings as well as Google Analytics and YouTube syndication.
Before life in consumer internet, Christine worked in International Sales at OSIsoft and Refining Central Technologies at ChevronTexaco.
Christine holds a BA in Cognitive Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
She is also a ballet dancer of over 20 years.
2010 - Current (over 6 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (1)Update
|Oct, 2015||Barn & Willow||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2015||CoContest||$620k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2015||Headout||$1.8M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2014||AstroPrint||$300k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2014||ViralGains||$2.8M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|May, 2014||Partender||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2014||CultureMap||$750k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2014||Geekatoo||$500k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2013||Smith||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2013||MailLift||$50k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2013||Binpress||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2013||Partender||$50k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2013||Reesio||$205k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2013||Floqq||$50k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2011||CapLinked||$900k / Angel||Personal Investment|
BA, Cognitive Science
|May 18, 2016||#500strong - Startup Founders Talk: The First Time I Fired Someone|
|Apr 14, 2016||#500strong - Our Accelerator Secrets, Revealed|
|Mar 28, 2016||#500strong - Announcing VC Unlocked: Accelerator edition|
|Feb 24, 2016||PE HUB - Union Square Ventures leads $20 mln Series B for RealtyShares|
|Feb 18, 2016||PE HUB - 500 Startups files to raise $30 mln Japanese fund|
|Feb 1, 2016||Inc.com - 3 Things That Happen When Your Company Reaches 100 Employees|
|Jan 29, 2016||PRNewswire All - Silicon Valley-Based 500 Startups Partners with Sacramento to Build Entrepreneurial Ecosystem|
|Jan 25, 2016||Mattermark - Mattermark Daily – Monday, January 25th, 2016|