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Gigafund

Gigafund is an investment fund focused on investing in technology companies with long term potential that is headquartered in Austin, Texas and was founded in 2017 by Luke Nosek and Stephan Oskoui. Notable investments made by Gigafund include: SpaceX , Golden, Luminous Computing, and The Boring Company.

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On May 1, 2019 Gigafund participated inco-led the seed funding round for Golden. 

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On July 26, 2017 Gigafund filed a Sec D form detailing Gigafunds first investment fund. The company successfully raised $100 million in funding according to the Sec D form. The form listed Luke Nosek and Stephen Oskoui as the partners of Gigafund. At the time of Sec D filing for their first fund Gigafund's official address was 1220 Seaport Blvd, Redwood City, California.

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Gigafund is a venture capital and private equity firm that is headquartered in Austin, Texas and was founded in 2017 by Luke Nosek (a member of the PayPal mafiaPayPal mafia and partner at Founders Fund) and Stephan Oskoui (former venture partner at FoundersFund and CEO of Smiley Media). The company focuses its investments in technology companies with long term potential. Co-founder Luke Nosek left Founders Fund, a venture capital firm he co-founded with Peter Thiel, to start Gigafund. When leaving the Founders Fund, the company released a public statement regarding Nosek leaving the company he co-founded by saying:

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On July 26, 2017 Gigafund filed a Sec D form detailing Gigafunds first investment fund. The company successfully raised $100 million in funding according to the Sec D form. The form listed Luke Nosek and Stephen Oskoui as the partners of Gigafund. At the time of Sec D filing for their first fund Gigafund's official address was 1220 Seaport Blvd Redwood City, CaliforniaRedwood City, California.

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On May 1, 2019 Gigafund participated in the seed funding round for GoldenGolden. 

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On July 26, 2017 Gigafund filed a Sec D form detailing Gigafunds first investment fundinvestment fund. The company successfully raised $100 million in funding according to the Sec D form. The form listed Luke Nosek and Stephen Oskoui as the partners of Gigafund. At the time of Sec D filing for their first fund Gigafund's official address was 1220 Seaport Blvd Redwood City, California.

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On July 26, 2017 Gigafund filed a Sec D form detailing Gigafunds first investment fund. The company successfully raised $100 million in funding according to the Sec D form. The form listed Luke Nosek and Stephen OskouiStephen Oskoui as the partners of Gigafund. At the time of Sec D filing for their first fund Gigafund's official address was 1220 Seaport Blvd Redwood City, California.

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Gigafund is a venture capital and private equity firm that is headquartered in Austin, Texas and was founded in 2017 by Luke Nosek (a member of the PayPal mafia and partner at Founders FundFounders Fund) and Stephan Oskoui (former venture partner at FoundersFund and CEO of Smiley Media). The company focuses its investments in technology companies with long term potential. Co-founder Luke Nosek left Founders Fund, a venture capital firm he co-founded with Peter Thiel, to start Gigafund. When leaving the Founders Fund, the company released a public statement regarding Nosek leaving the company he co-founded by saying:

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Gigafund is a venture capital and private equity firm that is headquartered in Austin, Texas and was founded in 2017 by Luke Nosek (a member of the PayPal mafia and partner at Founders Fund) and Stephan Oskoui (former venture partner at FoundersFund and CEO of Smiley Media). The company focuses its investments in technology companies with long term potential. Co-founder Luke Nosek left Founders Fund, a venture capital firm he co-founded with Peter ThielPeter Thiel, to start Gigafund. When leaving the Founders Fund, the company released a public statement regarding Nosek leaving the company he co-founded by saying:

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Gigafund is a venture capital and private equity firm that is headquartered in Austin, TexasAustin, Texas and was founded in 2017 by Luke Nosek (a member of the PayPal mafia and partner at Founders Fund) and Stephan Oskoui (former venture partner at FoundersFund and CEO of Smiley Media). The company focuses its investments in technology companies with long term potential. Co-founder Luke Nosek left Founders Fund, a venture capital firm he co-founded with Peter Thiel, to start Gigafund. When leaving the Founders Fund, the company released a public statement regarding Nosek leaving the company he co-founded by saying:

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Initially Nosek's plans for Gigafund was to focus the firms efforts on raising money for SpaceXSpaceX to ensure the company is not held back by financial constraints, but after the company successfully invested in SpaceX Gigafund began focusing on investing in other companies. 

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Gigafund is a venture capital and private equity firm that is headquartered in Austin, Texas and was founded in 2017 by Luke Nosek (a member of the PayPal mafia and partner at Founders Fund) and Stephan Oskoui (former venture partner at FoundersFund and CEO of Smiley Media). The company focuses its investments in technology companies with long term potential. Co-founder Luke Nosek left Founders Fund, a venture capital firm he co-founded with Peter Thiel, to start Gigafund. When leaving the Founders Fund, the company released a public statement regarding Nosek leaving the company he co-founded by saying:

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On June 4, 2019 Gigafund lead the seed funding round for Luminous Capital. 

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On May 1, 2019 Gigafund participated in the seed funding round for Golden. 

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Luminous Raises $9 million in Seed Funding From Bill Gates, Gigafund, Neo and others

Luminous Computing

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June 4, 2019

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Stephan Oskoui

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Founders Fund

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A high profile SpaceX investor tells a datacenter crowd why he believes in Musk

Nathan Mattise

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September 16, 2017

Gigafund is inspired by Elon Musk's SpaceX

Brian Wang

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September 18, 2017

PayPal co-founder launches firm to raise investment funds for SpaceX, report says

Samantha Masunaga

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July 27, 2017

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Gigafund

Gigafund is an investment fund focused on space exploration.

Gigafund is an investment fund focused on investing in technology companies with long term potential that is headquartered in Austin, Texas and was founded in 2017 by Luke Nosek and Stephan Oskoui. Notable investments made by Gigafund include: SpaceX , Golden, Luminous Computing, and The Boring Company.

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Gigafund is a venture capital and private equity firm that is headquartered in Austin, Texas and was founded in 2017 by Luke Nosek (a member of the PayPal mafia and partner at Founders Fund) and Stephan Oskoui (former venture partner at FoundersFund). The company focuses its investments in technology companies with long term potential. Co-founder Luke Nosek left Founders Fund, a venture capital firm he co-founded with Peter Thiel, to start Gigafund. When leaving the Founders Fund, the company released a public statement regarding Nosek leaving the company he co-founded by saying:

 "Luke is leaving Founders Fund to launch a new endeavour. His unwavering commitment to entrepreneurs and passion for technology shaped the founding ethos of Founders Fund. We are grateful for his contributions and wish him well. 

Initially Nosek's plans for Gigafund was to focus the firms efforts on raising money for SpaceX to ensure the company is not held back by financial constraints, but after the company successfully invested in SpaceX Gigafund began focusing on investing in other companies. 

Investment funds

On July 26, 2017 Gigafund filed a Sec D form detailing Gigafunds first investment fund. The company successfully raised $100 million in funding according to the Sec D form. The form listed Luke Nosek and Stephen Oskoui as the partners of Gigafund. At the time of Sec D filing for their first fund Gigafund's official address was 1220 Seaport Blvd Redwood City, California.

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Gigafund's largest investment has been SpaceX. They began investing in SpaceX since founding Gigafund in July 2017, and Luke Nosek has served on the board of SpaceX since 2008.

SpaceX

Gigafund's largest investment was in SpaceX on May 24, 2019. The company participated in a venture funding round held by SpaceX. Co-founder of Gigafund, Luke Nosek, has served on the board of SpaceX since 2008, and led the first venture investment from the Founders Fund into SpaceX.

Luminous Computing

On June 4, 2019 Gigafund lead the seed funding round for Luminous Capital. 

The Boring Company

On July 25, 2019 Gigafund participated in a venture funding round held by The Boring Company. 

Golden

On May 1, 2019 Gigafund participated in the seed funding round for Golden. 

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Founders Fund partner leaves to launch SpaceX-focused fund

Dan Primack

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December 15, 2017

PayPal co-founder Luke Nosek leaving Founders Fund, reportedly for SpaceX-focused fund

Katie Roof

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July 29, 2017

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July 26, 2017

Raising of first investment fund

On July 26, 2017 Gigafund filed a Sec D form detailing Gigafunds first investment fund. The company successfully raised $100 million in funding according to the Sec D form.

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Partner Luke Nosek was the first venture capital investor to back SpaceX (with a $20 million investment in 2008), GigaGigafund began investing $100's of millions into SpaceX after partnering with Stephen Oskoui.

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