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Founders Fund

Austin, Texas
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:Austin, Texas • San Francisco, California • San Francisco Bay Area
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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)
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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
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Yuan Fu
Founders Fund·Partner
Sweet spot: $2.8M
Range: $500K - $5.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in Analytics, Investors in BioTech, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Education, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Robotics, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in SMB Software, Investors in Space, Investors in TransportationTech
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Adrian Grenier
Founders Fund·Partner
Sweet spot: $2.8M
Range: $500K - $5.0M
Investors in Austin (TX)
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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)
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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)
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Amin Mirzadegan
Founders Fund·Principal
Sweet spot: $2.8M
Range: $500K - $5.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in Enterprise Applications, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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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)
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Luke Nosek
Founders Fund·Managing Partner
Sweet spot: $25K
Range: $10K - $50K
Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
Photo of Stephen Oskoui, Venture Partner at Founders Fund
Stephen Oskoui
Founders Fund·Venture Partner
Sweet spot: $2.8M
Range: $500K - $5.0M
Investors in Austin (TX)
Investors in AI, Investors in Analytics, Investors in Angel, Scout, and Solo-Capitalists (Other Lists), Investors in Austin (Other Lists), Investors in BioTech, Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Education, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Robotics, Investors in SMB Software, Investors in Space, Investors in TransportationTech
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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)
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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)