Founder Collective

Founded 2009
Founders Andy Palmer Anthony Goldbloom Bill Trenchard Caterina Fake Chris Dixon David Frankel Eric Paley Jack Groetzinger James Tamplin Micah Rosenbloom Nadia Boujarwah Noah Glass Noah Jessop Parul Singh Raj De Datta Zach Klein


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Total investments 422
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 228
Rounds per year 19.00
Lead investments 22
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 83
Stages of investment

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
  • Mobile
  • SaaS
  • Software

Founder Collective appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2009. The main department of described VC is located in the Cambridge. The venture was found in North America in United States.

This organization was formed by Andy Palmer, Bill Trenchard, Caterina Fake, Chris Dixon, David Frankel, Eric Paley, Jack Groetzinger, James Tamplin, Micah Rosenbloom, Noah Jessop, Parul Singh, Raj De Datta, Zach Klein. We also calculated 8 valuable employees in our database.

The fund is constantly included in 25-48 deals per year. The real fund results show that this VC is 14 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. This Founder Collective works on 6 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The average startup value when the investment from Founder Collective is 10-50 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2010. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Coupang, Buzzfeed, Desktop Metal. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Enterprise Software, Advertising.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Founder Collective, startups are often financed by BoxGroup, Paul Sethi, NYC Seed. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are NYC Seed, Lowercase Capital, Accomplice. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Index Ventures, Foundry Group, Founders Fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Brella Insurance

Financial Services
Early Stage Venture
15M22 Apr 2021 United States, Hoboken


Financial Services
15M17 Feb 2021 India, Bengaluru


Early Stage Venture
7M19 Jan 2021 Nigeria, Jos


Artificial Intelligence
IT Management
01 Jan 2021 United States, Cambridge


Early Stage Venture
8M06 Nov 2020 United States, Boston


Health Care
Information Technology
12M17 Oct 2020 United States, New York


Financial Exchanges
Financial Services
Human Resources
4M09 Oct 2020 United States, New York

Front of the Pack

3M21 Sep 2020 United Kingdom, London

Mulberry Technology

Customer Service
Early Stage Venture
10M03 Sep 2020 United States, New York
Tropic picks up $25M to streamline software procurement experiences
– SaaS procurement platform Tropic raised $25m in Series A funding. – The round was led by Canaan Partners and joined by Founder Collective and Shine. – It brings Tropic to a total funding of $27.1m. – The company plans to use the funding to expand its sales and marketing efforts. Read more
Dibbs Announces $13 Million Series A to Scale Real-Time Fractional Sports Card Marketplace
– Dibbs, the only real-time fractional sports card marketplace, announced its $13m Series A financing round led by Foundry Group. – Tusk Venture Partners, Courtside Ventures, and Founder Collective also participated in the round, as did a syndicate of superstar athletes, including Chris Paul, Channing Frye, DeAndre Hopkins, Kevin Love, Kris Bryant, and Skylar Diggins-Smith. – Following a closed beta that kicked off in March of 2021, the Dibbs platform recently became available to all US-based users across iOS, A... Read more


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