Founders Fund Founded 2005
Founders Ken Howery Luke Nosek
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Total investments 247
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$22M
Portfolio companies 247
Rounds per year 15.44
Lead investments 90
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.27
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Stages of investment
Debt
Early Stage Venture
Grant
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity
Seed
Areas of investment
Angel Investment
Finance
Venture Capital
Summary

In 2005 was created Founders Fund, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the San Francisco. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

This organization was formed by Ken Howery, Luke Nosek. The overall number of key employees were 9.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 participants. Despite the Founders Fund, startups are often financed by Susa Ventures, Social Capital, Slow Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Western Technology Investment, Tuesday Capital, Scott Banister. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Union Square Ventures, Streamlined Ventures, RRE Ventures.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Facebook, Spotify, Airbnb Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Health Care, Mobile.

The high activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is generally included in 25-48 deals every year. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 6 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. This Founders Fund works on 14 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The average startup value when the investment from Founders Fund is more than 1 billion dollars.

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Latest deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Q Bio
Biotechnology
Health Care
Information Technology
Medical
Series B
40M20 Feb 2020 United States, Redwood City
Q Bio
Biotechnology
Health Care
Information Technology
Medical
Seed
01 Jan 2016 United States, Redwood City
AvidXchange
Automation/Workflow Software
Business/Productivity Software
Financial Software
FinTech
Other Financial Services
Payments
SaaS
Software
Transaction Processing
Private Equity
300M08 Jun 2017 United States, Charlotte
Tachyus
Analytics
Big Data
Data Visualization
Enterprise Software
Oil and Gas
Predictive Analytics
SaaS
Series A
12M01 Jun 2015
Tachyus
Analytics
Big Data
Data Visualization
Enterprise Software
Oil and Gas
Predictive Analytics
SaaS
Series A
4M01 Mar 2016
Synthego
Biotechnology
Discovery Tools (Healthcare)
Genetics
Industrial Automation
Innovation Management
Life Science
Machine Learning
Software
Series C
110M23 Oct 2018 United States, Redwood City
Synthego
Biotechnology
Discovery Tools (Healthcare)
Genetics
Industrial Automation
Innovation Management
Life Science
Machine Learning
Software
Series B
41M04 Jan 2017 United States, Redwood City
Sundae
Marketplace
Property Management
Real Estate
Series B
36M08 Dec 2020 Panama, San Francisco
Sundae
Marketplace
Property Management
Real Estate
Series A
16M30 Jun 2020 Panama, San Francisco
Lattice
Enterprise Applications
Human Resources
Information Technology
Productivity Tools
Software
Series D
45M14 Jul 2020 Panama, San Francisco
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