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
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Founders Fund Team
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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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Lauren Gross
Founders Fund·Partner
Sweet spot: $25.0M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in CleanTech/Environment, 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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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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Keith Rabois
Founders Fund·General Partner
Sweet spot: $25.0M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in CleanTech/Environment, 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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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)
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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
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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)