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Founder Collective

Founder Collective

US-based venture capital firm funding seed-stage startups based in US' East Coast.

Founded in 2009, Founder Collective is a venture capital firm primarily based in New York, New York. The firm also has offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and San Francisco, California. It was established by David Frankel, Caterina Fake, Chris Dixon, Eric Paley, Zach Klein, Bill Trenchard, and Micah Rosenbloom. As of February 2019, the firm is managing 163 companies in its portfolio and has sold off its shares in 128 companies. Within the same month, the firm made its most recent investment, which was to Zoba, a company providing services for spatial analytics for urban landscapes.

Funding

Founder Collective focuses on funding companies that are based in the US’ East Coast. The firm prefers to fund companies in these industries: e-commerce, healthcare, advertising, mobile and Internet of things. It provides capital for startups in the seed and early stage of development. The firm has managed to collect a total amount of $185 million in fund with its most recent round held in November 2016, raising a total amount of $75 million.

Timeline

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2 Results
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Funded Companies

82 Results
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BuzzFeed is digital media and technology company delivering news and entertainment content.

Uber Technologies Inc. is a transportation network company (TNC) headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Heyzap is a mobile advertising platform that was acquired by Fyber for $45m in 2015. It was founded in 2009 and was located in San Francisco, California.

zipongo is an enterprise software company founded by Jason Langheier.

CoachUp is a Boston-based company founded by Arian Radmand.

ThriveHive is a company founded by Max Faingezicht, Bryan Pedlar and Nic Mendoza.

GroupMe is a social media company.

Optimizely is an American multinational internet and technology corporation. It builds customer experience optimization software for enterprises.

Tulip Retail is a Canadian enterprise software company that develops products for retailers, focusing on mobile applications for store workers. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in Kitchener, London and New York City. Retailers using Tulip include Mulberry and Kate Spade New York.

Gobble is a company designing gourmet dinner kits for clients. It sources ingredients from local Bay Area farmers and prepares dinner kits delivered to customers. It participated in the W14 cohort of Y Combinator.

Custora is a New York City-based company founded by Jon Pospischil.

Mobile payment service owned by paypal

Chartbeat is a New York City-based company.

Zencoder is a company providing a web-based video encoding SaaS for converting any video into web and mobile-compatible formats. It participated in the W10 cohort of Y Combinator.

Gigwalk is a company founded by Ariel Seidman.

Votizen is a Mountain View, California-based company founded by Jason Putorti.

ToutApp is a small and medium-sized enterprises company.

People

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Role
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Alex Davidov

Employee



Ali Hampton

Employee



Andy Palmer

Founder Partner



Bill Trenchard

Employee



Blanca Rodriguez

Employee



Caterina Fake

Founder



Chris Dixon

Founder



Courtney Stevens

Employee



Craig Wilson

Employee



David Frankel

Founder/Managing Partner



David Peterson

Employee



Eric Paley

Founder/Managing Partner



Founder Collective

Employee



Gaurav Jain

Employee



Jane Wu

Employee



Jason Finger

Investor



Joe DeFilippi

Employee



Joseph Flaherty

Employee



Josh Stylman

Investor



Katherine O'Neil

Employee



Micah Rosenbloom

Founder/Managing Partner



Michael Kim

Investor



Nathaniel Naddaff-Hafrey

Employee



Osman Ahmed Osman

Employee



Parul Singh

Principal



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