The Thiel Foundation

The Thiel Foundation

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Francisco

About

The Thiel Foundation is the renowned Corporate Investor, which was created in 2006. The primary office of this Corporate Investor is located in San Francisco. The VC's location is in North America, United States.

Also, a start-up has to be aged 1 and less years to expect investment from this fund. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Therapeutics, Biotechnology. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 8 more areas of investment. The fund has an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Sweet, Envisagenics, Cafe X Technologies.

The Thiel Foundation participates, on average, in 22 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. Deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars are most common for this fund. The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year. In 2012, the fund's activity was at its peak.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 3-4 others. Along with The Thiel Foundation, start-ups are often financed by Y Combinator, LAUNCH, Start-Up Chile. The most common co-investors for the fund are Khosla Ventures, 1517 Fund, Y Combinator. The investors in the following rounds are usually Y Combinator, Westcott LLC, Uncork Capital, and 7 VCs in total.

Year Founded

2006

Fund Activity

Operative

Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: thielfoundation.org; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last, first, first '.' last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]

1-3

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

6.3% of cases

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

0.5 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.15 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

Y Combinator, LAUNCH, Start-Up Chile

Funds Investing Together

Khosla Ventures, 1517 Fund, Y Combinator

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

Y Combinator, Westcott LLC, Uncork Capital

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