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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.

Timeline

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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Date
Link

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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