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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

Invested in

Associated investment funds

Patents

Funding Rounds Participated In

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Aaron VanDevender

Chief Scientist and Principle

Brian Singerman

Partner

Cyan Banister

Partner

Eric Scott

Principle

Erin Gleason Lane

Vice President of Communications

Further reading

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Author
Link
Type
Date

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

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CEO
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Products/Services

Affirm

Consumer Internet & Media

Consumer Internet & Media

AltSchool

Analytics & Software

Anduril

Advanced Machines & Intelligence

Analytics & Software

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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Heather Landi
September 8, 2021
FierceHealthcare
Equum Medical pulled in $20 million to build out acute care telehealth, Oprah Winfrey backs Maven Clinic's $110 million round, a startup that developed a voice vital sign to quantify depression banked $26 million and other funding news in August.
FinSMEs
August 26, 2021
FinSMEs
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Ingrid Lunden
July 19, 2021
TechCrunch
Despite being one of the earliest adopters of using the world wide web to disrupt how its business is done and connect with more potential customers, the recruitment industry ironically remains one of the more fragmented and behind the times when it comes to using new, cloud based services to work more efficiently. A new [...]
Lucas Matney
June 30, 2021
TechCrunch
In the white-hot creator economy space, startups are increasingly looking to build paint-by-numbers platforms to help budding creators more easily execute on what were once seemingly insurmountable business challenges. The ex-Uber team at Pietra is cashing in on this vision with a plan to build a backend for launching and scaling creator product lines. The [...]
Candy Cheng
May 21, 2021
Business Insider
Insider spent several days in Miami, getting a sense of where VCs and startup founders regularly go to grab coffee, dine and talk business.
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