VC  Founders Fund

http://www.thefoundersfund.com





     Office Locations:

One Letterman Drive, Building D, Suite 500
Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129

 

Stages:

  • Early


 

Industries:

  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet
  • Transportation & Distribution

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    Description:

    The Founders Fund is a multi-stage, multi-sector venture capial firm with an emphasis on transformational technologies and companies. The firm's industries of interest include Advanced Machines, Aerospace & Transportation, Analytics & Software, Biotechnology & Health, and Consumer Internet & Media. Founders primarily invests at the seed stage, with a typical investment of $500,000-$5,000,000. The firm's partners previously founded PayPal. Initial subscriptions to the Founders Fund were $50 million. The firm announced March 6 the close of a $1 billion fifth suite of funds.


     

    Funds:


      Fund Name


      Amount


      Date

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    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
       
       
       
    COMPANY STAGEREVENUE
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Revenue
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    $2M-$7M
    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
    Get the complete investment team + individual email addresses for investment team partners. Get personal images, LinkedIn links, investment specialties, office locations and more with a National Database subscription or Silicon Valley Database subscription.
    Aaron VanDevender Chief Scientist
    Brian Singerman Partner
    Erin Gleason Director of Communications
    Geoff Lewis Partner
    Ken Howery Partner

     

    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):


      Date


      Name


      State


      Amount


      Stage


      06/06/2018


      Seed


      CA


      undisclosed


      


      05/18/2018


      Indee Labs


      CA


      $5,400,000


      Seed


      04/17/2018


      Harbor


      CA


      $28,000,000


      Strategic


      03/31/2018


      Cobalt Partners


      CA


      $13,000,000


      Series A


      03/28/2018


      Oscar Insurance


      NY


      $165,000,000


      


      03/27/2018


      Pipefy


      CA


      $16,000,000


      Series A


      03/20/2018


      Neurotrack


      CA


      $13,700,000


      Series B


      02/27/2018


      ZenBusiness


      TX


      $4,500,000


      Seed


      02/06/2018


      RigUp


      TX


      $15,800,000


      Series B


      01/22/2018


      Bolt Threads


      CA


      $123,000,000


      Series D


      01/12/2018


      SmithRx


      CA


      $9,000,000


      Series A


      12/12/2017


      Affirm


      CA


      $200,000,000


      Series E


      12/07/2017


      Cedar


      NY


      $13,000,000


      Series A


      10/03/2017


      Nanotronics Imaging


      NY


      $30,000,000


      Series D


      09/14/2017


      Carrot Fertility


      CA


      $3,600,000


      Seed


      08/31/2017


      Qadium


      CA


      $40,000,000


      Series B


      08/28/2017


      Hubble Contacts


      NY


      $10,000,000


      Series A-3


      08/17/2017


      UNITY Biotechnology


      CA


      $35,000,000


      Series B


     

    Portfolio companies include:


      140 Proof
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      Affirm
        web link


      AltSchool
        web link


      Asana
        web link


      Azumio
        web link


      Big Think
        web link


      BitGo
        web link


      BitPay
        web link


      Bolt Threads
        web link


      Boom Fantasy
        web link


      Boxed
        web link


      Branch Metrics
        web link


      Carrot Fertility
        web link


      Causes
        web link


      CDD
        web link


      Cedar
        web link


      Clickable
        web link


      Cobalt Partners
        web link


      Collective Health
        web link


      Compass
        web link


      Coursekit
        web link


      Declara
        web link


      Domo
        web link


      Emerald Therapeutics
        web link


      Facebook
        web link


      Flexport
        web link


      Freenome
        web link


      Gazillion
        web link


      Gene Security Network
        web link


      Geni
        web link


      Glow/ Upwards Labs Holdings
        web link


      Gowalla
        web link


      Hampton Creek Foods
        web link


      Harbor
        web link


      Hinge
        web link


      Homee
        web link


      Hubble Contacts
        web link


      ImmunePath
        web link


      Indee Labs
        web link


      Inigral
        web link


      IronPort
        web link


      Knewton
        web link


      Kontor
        web link


      Leap Motion
        web link


      MakeSpace
        web link


      Misfit Wearables
        web link


      Mobalytics
        web link


      Nanotronics Imaging
        web link


      Natera
        web link


      Navia
        web link


      Neurotrack
        web link


      Nextivity
        web link


      Notarize
        web link


      OLX
        web link


      Oscar Insurance
        web link


      Ostrovok
        web link


      Outbox
        web link


      Oyster
        web link


      Palantir
        web link


      Path
        web link


      Pathway Genomics
        web link


      PharmacoFore
        web link


      Pipefy
        web link


      Planet Labs
        web link


      PlanGrid
        web link


      Plays.tv
        web link


      Porch.com
        web link


      Postmates
        web link


      Practice Fusion
        web link


      Qadium
        web link


      Quantcast
        web link


      Quid
        web link


      Radius
        web link


      RapLeaf
        web link


      Raptr
        web link


      ResearchGate
        web link


      Rigetti Computing
        web link


      RigUp
        web link


      Ringadoc
        web link


      RoboteX
        web link


      RunTitle
        web link


      Seed
        web link


      SGN
        web link


      Slide
        web link


      SmartDrive
        web link


      SmithRx
        web link


      Sols
        web link


      SpaceX
        web link


      Spotify
        web link


      Stripe
        web link


      Synthego
        web link


      Tachyus
        web link


      TaskRabbit
        web link


      Topsy Labs
        web link


      Traina Interactive DBA IfOnly
        web link


      Transatomic Power
        web link


      UNITY Biotechnology
        web link


      Urban Compass
        web link


      Vicarious Systems
        web link


      Wish
        web link


      ZenBusiness
        web link


      Zenefits
        web link


      ZenReach
        web link


      Zesty
        web link


      ZocDoc
        web link


     

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