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Founders Fund

Founders Fund

The Founders Fund is a venture capital firm headquartered in San Francisco, California, investing in technology companies that was founded in 2005 by Peter Thiel, Ken Howry, and Luke Nosek.

The Founders Fund is a venture capital firm investing in a wide variety of companies developing technologies and businesses in aerospace & transportation, biotechnology & health, advanced machines & artificial intelligence, energy, analytics & software, consumer internet & media. Peter Thiel, Ken Howry, and Luke Nosek founded the Founders Fund in 2005, and the firm is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Notable investments made by the Founders Fund include: Airbnb, Lyft, Spotify, Facebook, ZocDoc, Palantir Technologies, and SpaceX.

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People

Name
Role
Related Golden topics

Aaron VanDevender

Chief Scientist and Principle



Brian Singerman

Partner



Cyan Banister

Partner



Eric Scott

Principle



Erin Gleason Lane

Vice President of Communications



Jeff Lonsdale

Managing Director, Asia



John Luttig

Associate



Ken Howry

Partner



Lauren Gross

Partner and Chief Operating Officer



Matias Van Thienen

Principle



Michael Solana

Vice President



Mike Petriano

Creative Director



Napoleon Ta

Partner



Neil Pai

General Counsel



Neil Ruthven

CFO



Peter Thiel

Partner



Scott Nolan

Partner



Trae Stephens

Partner



Zachary Hargreaves

Principle



Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type

Bloomberg - Are you a robot?

Brandon Kochkodin , Jen Skerritt , and Craig Giammona

Web

In-car commerce startup Cargo raises $22 million led by Founders Fund

Kristen Korosec

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Affirm





Consumer Internet & Media

Airbnb





Consumer Internet & Media

AltSchool





Analytics & Software

Anduril





Advanced Machines & Intelligence

Asana 





Analytics & Software

Blend 





Analytics & Software





Biotechnology & Health

Branch





Analytics & Software

Cedar





Analytics & Software

Cloud9 





Consumer Internet & Media

Collective Health





Biotechnology & Health

Compass





Analytics & Software

Counsyl 





Biotechnology & Health

Credit Karma





Consumer Internet & Media

DeepMind 





Advanced Machines & Intelligence





Biotechnology & Health

Facebook 





Consumer Internet & Media

Flexport 





Analytics & Software

Forward





Biotechnology & Health

Harbor





Analytics & Software

HQ





Consumer Internet & Media

Hubble





Biotechnology & Health

Lyft 





Aerospace & Transportation





Advanced Machines & Intelligence

Niantic 





Consumer Internet & Media

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