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.
Founded:2005
Firm Location:San Francisco, California • San Francisco Bay Area
Investor Firms That Co-Invest with Founders Fund
Abstract VenturesIVPAlsop Louie PartnersBrainchildiNovia CapitalPrecursor VenturesDanhua CapitalPlug & Play VenturesCaffeinated CapitalAccelerator VenturesInterWestCherubic VenturesIDG VenturesGSV AccelerationGlobal Innovation FundUprisingEnd PartnersMucker CapitalSilicon Valley Data CapitalHubrix VenturesO'Reilly AlphaTech VenturesStaenberg Venture PartnersDigital Currency GroupDeep Fork CapitalSilicon Valley Connectformation|8Graph VenturesUpside PartnershipBloomberg BETAExpa8VCActarus FundsJavelin Venture PartnersK9 VenturesBowery CapitalSpark CapitalBlumberg CapitalTechstarsDST GlobalSocial CapitalQueensBridge Venture PartnersCota CapitalCrunchFundZelkova VenturesTransmedia CapitalBen Jen Holdings SLLCMorado Venture PartnersDHVC (Digital Horizon Capital)BlueRun VenturesGeneral AtlanticBain Capital VenturesIA VenturesSocial LeverageBroadway AngelsCervin VenturesFounder CollectiveThrive CapitalVast VenturesRibbit CapitalStreamlined VenturesBoxGroupGoat CapitalThe Community FundAME Cloud VenturesAngelPadCoelius CapitalWestern Technology InvestmentLong Journey VenturesQuiet CapitalAmerican Express VenturesActon Capital PartnersPresence CapitalAmplify.LAGreenoaks CapitalSweet CapitalSpeedinvestOyster VenturesFifty YearsCreandumLaunch CapitalSound VenturesKapor CapitalSutter Hill VenturesHarrison MetalBattery VenturesHuman Augmentation SyndicateLiquid 2 Ventures1955 CapitalWeekend FundVayner RSEYes VCM34 CapitalInspiration VCRed Swan VenturesHaystackNew York Venture Partners (NYVP)CRVB Capital GroupUnshackled Ventures7percent VenturesOptum VenturesNeoTribe VenturesRRE VenturesSection 32OrbiMedat.inc/Artis Ventures (AV)High AlphaMerian VenturesCraft VenturesThreshold VenturesTomorrowVenturesBaseline VenturesCompany VenturesLuv VenturesCoatueCatapult CapitalBling CapitalBondACME CapitalWestcott LLCThe HelmSE VenturesRobot VenturesAngel investorRemote First CapitalWells Fargo & CompanyDolby Family VenturesScifi VcDefine VenturesAgFunderThe Westly Group10100Tencent HoldingsTribeca Venture PartnersTribe CapitalGGV CapitalAccelSummit PartnersCapital One VenturesSLVCAtreides ManagementWhat If VenturesOutlander LabsGoodwater CapitalValar VenturesXfundPassion CapitalSusa VenturesQED InvestorsNorwest Venture PartnersMatrix PartnersBand of AngelsMaveronWasabi VenturesDrive CapitalBullpen CapitalRidge VenturesFoundry GroupCrosscut VenturesMerus CapitalLocalGlobeSouth Park CommonsBedrock CapitalJump CapitalHalogen VenturesMetaProp VenturesThe House FundLobby CapitalOffline VenturesThink + VenturesOperator PartnersLux CapitalAndreessen HorowitzKhosla VenturesGeneral CatalystGlobal Founders CapitalPear VCLightspeed Venture PartnersSV AngelInitialized CapitalNextView VenturesMarch Capital PartnersLakestarCorazon CapitalCoFound PartnersJeff HuberJAM FundSQN Venture PartnersBlockchain CapitalSaturn PartnersTransformation CapitalLGFMarcy Venture PartnersRainfall VenturesLaunchpad CapitalVision/Capital/People (VCP)SNRMischief Venture CapitalLowercarbon CapitalTMVNew Enterprise Associates (NEA)Afore CapitalDCVC (Data Collective)AtomicBase10 (Base10 Partners) DCMIndex VenturesBig Rock PartnersByers CapitalSapphire VenturesTQ VenturesSeven Seven SixElectric CapitalA* PartnersWork Life VenturesAngelListBessemer Venture PartnersCollaborative FundHeadline (formerly e.ventures)Felicis VenturesFirst Round CapitalFJ LabsFloodgateFoundation CapitalVertex VenturesVillage GlobalGradient VenturesGreat Oaks Venture CapitalGreylockGVHomebrewKleiner PerkinsMenlo VenturesRedpoint VenturesSequoia CapitalSignalFireSoma CapitalTrue VenturesY CombinatorUncork CapitalGaingelsHanaco VenturesAirAngelsThirty Five VenturesFuture VenturesArriveOropos GmbHNFXAwesome People VenturesBallistic VenturesFlucas VenturesAcequia CapitalForbionTrust VenturesLAUNCHub VenturesPiva CapitalKKRCuratedVenture HighwayTeam GlobalObvious VenturesFlex CapitalSamsung NEXT VenturesForerunner VenturesForum VenturesCompany CapitalParadigm500 GlobalHaun VenturesSignia Venture PartnersAscend Vietnam Ventures75 & SunnyFirstMark CapitalRock VenturesSlow VenturesUnion Square VenturesApollo Projects
Founders Fund Team
Photo of Delian Asparouhov, Principal at Founders Fund
Delian Asparouhov
Founders Fund·Principal
Sweet spot: $25.0M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Hardware, Investors in Health & Hospital Services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Media/Content, Investors in Real Estate/PropTech, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
Photo of Leigh Marie Braswell, Principal at Founders Fund
Leigh Marie Braswell
Founders Fund·Principal
Sweet spot: $25.0M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in Crypto/Web3, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Web3/Blockchain
Photo of Lauren Gross, Partner at Founders Fund
Lauren Gross
Founders Fund·Partner
Sweet spot: $25.0M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in ClimateTech/CleanTech, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Digital Health, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Health & Hospital Services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
Photo of John Luttig, Principal at Founders Fund
John Luttig
Founders Fund·Principal
Sweet spot: $25.0M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
Photo of Scott Nolan, Partner at Founders Fund
Scott Nolan
Founders Fund·Partner
Sweet spot: $25.0M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in BioTech, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Data Services, Investors in Education, Investors in Hardware, Investors in Payments, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
Photo of Keith Rabois, General Partner at Founders Fund
Keith Rabois
Founders Fund·General Partner
Sweet spot: $25.0M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in ClimateTech/CleanTech, Investors in Data Services, Investors in Education, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social Commerce
Photo of Everett Randle, Principal at Founders Fund
Everett Randle
Founders Fund·Principal
Sweet spot: $25.0M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
Photo of Brian Singerman, Partner at Founders Fund
Brian Singerman
Founders Fund·Partner
Sweet spot: $25.0M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in BioTech, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in FinTech, Investors in Health & Hospital Services, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Space
Photo of Michael Solana, Investor at Founders Fund
Michael Solana
Founders Fund·Investor
Sweet spot: $25.0M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in BioTech, Investors in Robotics, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Space
Photo of Trae Stephens, Partner at Founders Fund
Trae Stephens
Founders Fund·Partner
Sweet spot: $25.0M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
Photo of Napoleon Ta, Partner at Founders Fund
Napoleon Ta
Founders Fund·Partner
Sweet spot: $25.0M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in Insurance, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
Photo of Peter Thiel, Managing Partner at Founders Fund
Peter Thiel
Founders Fund·Managing Partner
Sweet spot: $25.0M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in BioTech, Investors in EnergyTech, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Space
Photo of Matias Van Thienen, Principal at Founders Fund
Matias Van Thienen
Founders Fund·Principal
Sweet spot: $25.0M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in Digital Health, Investors in Health & Hospital Services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)