Founders Circle Capital

Founders Circle Capital

U.S-based venture capital firm specializing on private equity secondaries purchase.

Founders Circle Capital is a venture capital firm established in 2012. The firm was founded by Chris Albinson, Ken Loveless, and Mike Jung. It operates from San Francisco, California. As of February 2019, the firm is managing 12 companies in its portfolio and has sold off its ownership in 15 companies. Its most recent investment was in August 2018 for Dynamic Signal, a startup providing company communications platform for its customers.

Funding

Founder Circle Capital focuses on funding companies that operate in the technological and infrastructure industries. The firm specializes in purchasing private equity secondaries that are owned by founders and long-term employees of a company, thus providing capital not to the company, but to the employees. With its most recent funding round in September 2016 raising $208 million in capital, the firm has managed to collect a total amount of $403 million in funds since its founding date.

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Funded Companies

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Location

Dollar Shave Club offers a monthly membership service that delivers stainless steel razor blades and other personal grooming products to customers by mail.

Turo is a car sharing marketplace where one can book any car they want, wherever they want it, from a community of local hosts in the US, Canada, UK, & Germany

Sun Basket is a San Francisco-based company founded in 2014.

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Brad Garlinghouse

Investor

Chris Albinson

Founder

Jason Deitch

Investor

Jeff Bonforte

Investor

John Battelle

Advisor

Ken Loveless

Founder/Partner

Marilu Livermore

Marketing & Operations Director

Mark Dempster

Founder/Partner

Megan Nicole Callup

Office & Project Manager

Mike Jung

Founder/Managing Partner

Munjal Shah

Investor

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Companies

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CEO
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Products/Services

AlienVault

Anaplan

AppDynamics

Carbon Black

Dollar Shave Club

PillPack

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