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Investments

763

Portfolio Exits

128

Funds

15

About Founders Fund

Founders Fund is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm investing in science and technology companies solving difficult problems. The firm invests at all stages across a wide variety of sectors, including aerospace, artificial intelligence, advanced computing, energy, health and consumer Internet.

Founders Fund Headquarter Location

One Letterman Drive Building D, Suite 500

San Francisco, California, 94129,

United States

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Expert Collections containing Founders Fund

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Find Founders Fund in 13 Expert Collections, including Direct-To-Consumer Brands (Non-Food).

D

Direct-To-Consumer Brands (Non-Food)

37 items

Startups selling their own branded products directly to consumers via online/mobile channels, rather than relying on department stores or big online marketplaces.

H

HR Tech

65 items

S

Store management tech (In-store retail tech)

55 items

Startups aiming work with retailers to improve brick-and-mortar retail operations.

U

Unicorns- Billion Dollar Startups

113 items

S

Synthetic Biology

382 items

F

Food & Beverage

123 items

Latest Founders Fund News

Sequoia Capital India and Founders Fund back UAE-based proptech startup Huspy in its $37M round

Jun 21, 2022

Founders Fund has made its first investment in the Middle East by backing UAE-based proptech startup Huspy. The $37 million Series A round, one of the largest at this stage … The post Sequoia Capital India and Founders Fund back UAE-based proptech startup Huspy in its $37M round appeared first on 스타트업앤칠(Startup&Chill).

Founders Fund Investments

763 Investments

Founders Fund has made 763 investments. Their latest investment was in Speak as part of their Series A on June 6, 2022.

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Founders Fund Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

6/22/2022

Series A

Speak

$19.28M

No

Khosla Ventures, Sam Altman, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

4

6/8/2022

Series A

Fruitful

$25M

Yes

8VC, Elad Gil, Kal Vepuri, Lux Capital, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

4

5/31/2022

Series A

Ultima Genomics

$600M

Yes

3

5/24/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

5/16/2022

Seed VC - II

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$99M

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10

Date

6/22/2022

6/8/2022

5/31/2022

5/24/2022

5/16/2022

Round

Series A

Series A

Series A

Series A

Seed VC - II

Company

Speak

Fruitful

Ultima Genomics

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Amount

$19.28M

$25M

$600M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Khosla Ventures, Sam Altman, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

8VC, Elad Gil, Kal Vepuri, Lux Capital, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

Sources

4

4

3

10

10

Founders Fund Portfolio Exits

128 Portfolio Exits

Founders Fund has 128 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Vicarious Systems on April 23, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

4/23/2022

Acquired

2

3/9/2022

Acquired

1

3/2/2022

Reverse Merger

$99M

4

1/26/2022

Acquired

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10

1/19/2022

Acquired

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10

Date

4/23/2022

3/9/2022

3/2/2022

1/26/2022

1/19/2022

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Reverse Merger

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

2

1

4

10

10

Founders Fund Fund History

15 Fund Histories

Founders Fund has 15 funds, including Founders Venture Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

3/3/2022

Founders Venture Fund

$1,900M

1

3/3/2022

Founders Growth Fund

$3,400M

1

3/26/2020

Founders Fund Growth Principals Fund

$101.54M

1

2/19/2020

Founders Fund Growth I

$99M

10

11/20/2019

Founders Fund VII

$99M

10

Closing Date

3/3/2022

3/3/2022

3/26/2020

2/19/2020

11/20/2019

Fund

Founders Venture Fund

Founders Growth Fund

Founders Fund Growth Principals Fund

Founders Fund Growth I

Founders Fund VII

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$1,900M

$3,400M

$101.54M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

Founders Fund Team

6 Team Members

Founders Fund has 6 team members, including current Managing Partner, Ken Howery.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Ken Howery

Managing Partner

Current

Luke Nosek

Managing Partner

Current

Peter Thiel

Managing Partner

Current

Keith Rabois

General Partner

Current

Robert May

Chief Financial Officer

Former

Name

Ken Howery

Luke Nosek

Peter Thiel

Keith Rabois

Robert May

Work History

Title

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

General Partner

Chief Financial Officer

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Former

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