Founders Fund Founded 2005
Founders Ken Howery Luke Nosek
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Total investments 639
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 341
Rounds per year 21.31
Lead investments 98
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 82
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity
Areas of investment
Artificial Intelligence
Health Care

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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Notable deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Retail Technology
Late Stage Venture
260M10 Jun 2021 United States, San Francisco
Computer Vision
Machine Learning
Retail Technology
Early Stage Venture
39M07 Jun 2021 United States, Berkeley
5M31 May 2021
20M25 May 2021
Trade Republic
Financial Services
Late Stage Venture
900M20 May 2021 Germany, Berlin
Early Stage Venture
20M12 May 2021
300M11 May 2021
Information Technology
2M05 May 2021 United States, San Francisco
Collective Health
Cloud Computing
Health Care
Health Insurance
Late Stage Venture
280M04 May 2021 United States, San Francisco
Khosla Ventures leads Even’s $5M seed to give India the kind of healthcare their insurance doesn’t
– Even, a healthcare membership company, raised $5m in seed funding. – The round was led by Khosla Ventures, with participation from Founders Fund, Lachy Groom and a group of individuals including Palo Alto Networks CEO Nikesh Arora, CRED CEO Kunal Shah, Zerodha founder Nithin Kamath and DST Global partner Tom Stafford. – The company aims to cover what most insurance companies in the country don’t, including making going to a primary care doctor as easy and accessible as it is in other countries. Read more
Sundae Raises $80M in Series C Funding
– Sundae is a San Francisco, CA-based residential real estate marketplace. – The company closed $80m in Series C funding. – The round was co-led by Fifth Wall and General Global Capital, with participation from QED Investors, Wellington Management, Susa Ventures, Founders Fund, First American Financial, Prudence Holdings, Crossover VC, Intersect Capital, Gaingels, and Oberndorf Ventures. – The company intends to use the funds to continue expanding to new markets, investing in its online marketplace platfor... Read more
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