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 • San Francisco Bay Area
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Founders Fund Team
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Delian Asparouhov
Founders Fund·Principal
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $1M - $100.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Hardware, Investors in Hardware, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Media/content, Investors in Media/content, Investors in Real estate/proptech, Investors in Real estate/proptech, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Lauren Gross
Founders Fund·Partner
Sweet spot: $75.3M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
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John Luttig
Founders Fund·Principal
Sweet spot: $75.3M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
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Scott Nolan
Founders Fund·Partner
Sweet spot: $75.3M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
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Keith Rabois
Founders Fund·Investor
Sweet spot: $75.3M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
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Everett Randle
Founders Fund·Principal
Sweet spot: $800K
Range: $500K - $1.5M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Eric Scott
Founders Fund·Principal
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $1M - $100.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Energy tech, Investors in Energy tech, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Space, Investors in Space
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Brian Singerman
Founders Fund·Partner
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $500K - $30.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Space, Investors in Space
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Trae Stephens
Founders Fund·Partner
Sweet spot: $75.3M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
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Napoleon Ta
Founders Fund·Principal
Sweet spot: $75.3M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
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Peter Thiel
Founders Fund·Partner
Sweet spot: $1M
Range: $1M - $10.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Energy tech, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Space
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Matias Van Thienen
Founders Fund·Principal
Sweet spot: $75.3M
Range: $500K - $150.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)