SEC/VC  Founders Circle

     Office Locations:

27 South Park Street, Ste. #101
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: 415-299-8311



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Founders Circle Capital is a technology focused growth fund. Launched in strategic partnership with Silicon Valley Bank, the firm invests in leading private technology companies primarily by providing liquidity to founders, employees and early investors. Founders Circle provides capital to entrepreneurs so they don't need to sell or take the company public prematurely. Founders Circle can purchase a portion of their vested common stock through either a direct purchase or a deferred purchase by guaranteeing a Silicon Valley Bank loan. For CEOs who'd like to attract new team members and keep current team members focused on the long term, Founders Circle can organize a one-time or an annual program to purchase a defined portion of an employee's vested common stock or stock options. For outside investors, Founders Circle can externally and objectively price a round that allows them to achieve their desired liquidity and investment return objectives. For CEOs who want to balance dynamics around the structure of the cap table while keeping dilution at a minimum, Founders Circle can externally and objectively price a primary round or structure a mezzanine debt facility through Silicon Valley Bank. Founders Circle has raised $195 million, across two funds.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Andrew Boston Co-Founder
    Chris Albinson Co-Founder
    Ken Loveless Co-Founder
    Mike Jung Co-Founder


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series D


      Sun Basket



      Series C-2


      Sun Basket



      Series C


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Dollar Shave Club
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      Good Technology

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      Sun Basket
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