Bedy Yang is Managing Partner at 500 Global, a seed and incubator fund in Silicon Valley providing early-stage companies with funding and mentorship from over 200 experienced startup mentors. Bedy has invested in over 50 startups, not only in Brazil and Spanish-speaking countries, but also in Kenya and Russia. In addition to 500 Global, Bedy founded Brazil Innovators. She was selected as America Quarterly Innovator, featured as a woman leader on Forbes. Before 500 Global and Brazil Innovators, Bedy worked as management consultant specializing in distribution and go-to-market strategies for Fortune 500 companies in Brazil. She has also worked as a social entrepreneur creating opportunities for women and indigenous tribes in Brazil and China. Bedy holds a BA at Fundação Getúlio Vargas and MLA (East Asian Studies) from University of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the Society of Kauffman Fellows and graduated with recognition for her leadership.