Foundation Capital

Foundation Capital

Foundation capital is a venture capital firm founded by Bill Elmore and Kathryn Gould.

Founded in 1995, Foundation Capital is a venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California. The firm prefers to invest in commercial services, media, hardware, software and financial technology sectors.

Foundation Capital is made up of former entrepreneurs who set out to create the firm they wanted as founders. This forward-thinking team of venture capitalists has helped companies like Lending Club, Sunrun, and Netflix.

Foundation Capital is currently invested in more than 60 ventures in the areas of consumer, information technology, software, digital energy, financial technology and marketing technology. These investments include AdRoll, Beepi, Bolt Threads, DogVacay, Kik, ForgeRock, Lending Home, Localytics and Visier. The firm's twenty-six IPOs include Lending Club, OnDeck, Chegg, Sunrun, MobileIron, Control4, TubeMogul, Envestnet, Financial Engines, Netflix, NetZero, Responsys and Silver Spring Networks. Read more at www.foundationcapital.com.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Bolt Threads

Bolt Threads is a biotechnology company that makes high performance fabrics and materials using biology.

An insurance company using analytics and technology to offer insurance premiums to small businesses.

NovoEd is a program delivery platform, founded by Stanford University professor Amin Saberi and PhD student Farnaz Ronaghi, that partners with training firms, corporations, educational institutes and foundations to provide blended learning solutions.

Lili is a banking company founded by Liran Zelkha.

Chegg is a California-based company founded in 2005 by Osman Rashid, Aayush Phumbhra and Josh Carlson.

A company that created an internet search engine. It was started in 2005 and acquired by Microsoft in 2008.

Loft Orbital flies customer payload or technology as a service, charging an annual fee in a pay-for-performance model.

Image hosting and video hosting website

Mya Systems is a company that has developed Mya, a conversational AI platform.

A technology company providing a commercial real estate asset management platform.

MarkMonitor is a San Francisco-based enterprise software company.

OpenSpace is a U.S-based company developing photo documentation solutions for the construction industry.

Control4 is a Utah-based company.

ForUsAll is a San Francisco-based retirement planning and wealth management company offering retirement plans for small and medium sized businesses.

Nuffsaid is a Workflow Intelligence product. It was founded in 2019 by Chris Hicken, Nick Paranomos, and Hari Rajagopalan. It has locations in Palo Alto, California and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Wevorce is a company offering a web-based technology and a community of attorneys, counselors and other experts to help couples going through divorce have amicable settlement. It participated in the W13 cohort of Y Combinator.

LendingClub is an online credit marketplace connecting borrowers and investors

A meditation application for people's well being

XMOS is a company that has developed audio recording technologies

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Foundation Capital IX Principals Fund, L.L.C.
3,500,000
August 14, 2018
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Anamitra Banerji

Employee

Ashu Garg

Employee

Austin Neudecker

Advisor

Beckham Thomas

Employee

Brandon Yahn

Advisor

Charles Moldow

Employee

Dimitri Dadiomov

Employee

Farhad Massoudi

Advisor

Hoofar Razavi

Employee

James Krocak

Employee

Jonathan Ehrlich

Partner

Matt Kandler

Employee

Mitali Pattnaik

Employee

Paul Holland

Employee

Ray Hwang

Employee

Rodolfo Gonzalez

Employee

Stephen Weis

Advisor

Steve Vassallo

Employee

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News

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Date
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Ingrid Lunden
August 25, 2020
TechCrunch
The emergence, and now seemingly extended presence, of the novel coronavirus health pandemic has made remote working into a pretty standard part of office life for so-called knowledge workers. Today, a startup that has built a labor marketplace to help companies source and develop teams of remote developers is announcing some funding as to looks [...]
Ingrid Lunden
August 6, 2020
TechCrunch
Data science is the name of the game these days for companies that want to improve their decision making by tapping the information they are already amassing in their apps and other systems. And today, a startup called Mode Analytics, which has built a platform incorporating machine learning, business intelligence and big data analytics to [...]

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