Founders Fund
San Francisco, California
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.
Firm Location:San Francisco, California
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Founders Fund Team
Photo of Delian Asparouhov, Principal at Founders Fund
Photo of Delian Asparouhov, Principal at Founders Fund
Delian Asparouhov
Founders Fund·Principal
Sweet spot: $6.0M
Range: $500K - $20.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Hardware, Investors in Health IT
Photo of Lauren Gross, Partner at Founders Fund
Photo of Lauren Gross, Partner at Founders Fund
Lauren Gross
Founders Fund·Partner
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $2.0M - $20.0M
Investors in Clean tech / environment, Investors in Clean tech / environment, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social mobile, Investors in Social mobile
Photo of Ken Howery, Partner at Founders Fund
Photo of Ken Howery, Partner at Founders Fund
Ken Howery
Founders Fund·Partner
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $500K - $40.0M
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in Clean tech / environment, Investors in Clean tech / environment, Investors in Education, Investors in Education, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Robotics, Investors in Robotics, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
Photo of John Luttig, Principal at Founders Fund
Photo of John Luttig, Principal at Founders Fund
John Luttig
Founders Fund·Principal
Sweet spot: $1M
Range: $500K - $1.5M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Energy tech, Investors in Space
Photo of Scott Nolan, Partner at Founders Fund
Photo of Scott Nolan, Partner at Founders Fund
Scott Nolan
Founders Fund·Partner
Sweet spot: $2.0M
Range: $500K - $5.0M
Investors in AI, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Education, Investors in Energy tech, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Hardware, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Manufacturing, Investors in Payments, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Space
Photo of Luke Nosek, Partner at Founders Fund
Photo of Luke Nosek, Partner at Founders Fund
Luke Nosek
Founders Fund·Partner
Sweet spot: $8.0M
Range: $500K - $40.0M
Photo of Keith Rabois, Investor at Founders Fund
Photo of Keith Rabois, Investor at Founders Fund
Keith Rabois
Founders Fund·Investor
Sweet spot: $6.0M
Range: $500K - $20.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Entertainment & sports, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Local commerce, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Payments, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social commerce, Investors in Social mobile
Photo of Eric Scott, Principal at Founders Fund
Photo of Eric Scott, Principal at Founders Fund
Eric Scott
Founders Fund·Principal
Sweet spot: $1M
Range: $500K - $1.5M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Energy tech, Investors in Space
Photo of Brian Singerman, Partner at Founders Fund
Photo of Brian Singerman, Partner at Founders Fund
Brian Singerman
Founders Fund·Partner
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $500K - $30.0M
Investors in Biotech, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Education, Investors in Education, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
Photo of Peter Thiel, Partner at Founders Fund
Photo of Peter Thiel, Partner at Founders Fund
Peter Thiel
Founders Fund·Partner
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $500K - $40.0M
Photo of Matias Van Thienen, Principal at Founders Fund
Photo of Matias Van Thienen, Principal at Founders Fund
Matias Van Thienen
Founders Fund·Principal
Sweet spot: $1M
Range: $500K - $1.5M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Energy tech, Investors in Space
Photo of Zachary Hargreaves, Associate at Founders Fund
Photo of Zachary Hargreaves, Associate at Founders Fund
Zachary Hargreaves
Founders Fund·Associate
Sweet spot:
Range:
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Photo of Trae Stephens, Principal at Founders Fund
Photo of Trae Stephens, Principal at Founders Fund
Trae Stephens
Founders Fund·Principal
Sweet spot:
Range:
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Photo of Napoleon Ta, Principal at Founders Fund
Photo of Napoleon Ta, Principal at Founders Fund
Napoleon Ta
Founders Fund·Principal
Sweet spot:
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Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Photo of Aaron VanDevender, Principal at Founders Fund
Photo of Aaron VanDevender, Principal at Founders Fund
Aaron VanDevender
Founders Fund·Principal
Sweet spot:
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Investors in San Francisco (CA)