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

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

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.

Skillshare is a New York-based educational technology company offering an online learning community for creative entrepreneurs.

Universe is a mobile website builder offering no code development founded in 2014 by Joseph Cohen.

Heyzap is a mobile advertising platform that was acquired by Fyber for $45m in 2015. It was founded in 2008 and was located in San Francisco, California.

CompStak is a New York-based company founded by Vadim Belobrovka.

42floors is a company providing a platform for searching office space. It participated in the W12 cohort of Y Combinator.

Paid is a San Francisco-based modern billing automation platform for small and large businesses.

ThriveHive is a Boston-based company founded by Max Faingezicht, Bryan Pedlar, Nic Mendoza and Adam Blake.

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

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

zipongo is a San Francisco-based company founded by Jason Langheier.

Pantheon is the website management platform for Drupal & WordPress sites.

Omada Health is a San Francisco-based education company.

Getable is a San Francisco-based company founded by Tim Hyer.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
75,000,000
75,000,000
November 30, 2016
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

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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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Baublebar

Buzzfeed

CodeAcademy

Periscope

SeatGreek

Uber

References

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