Vatorx2
Founders Fund
Location: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, 1 Letterman Dr #420, San Francisco, California, United States United States
Founded in: 2005
Number of employees: 16-30
Short URL: vator.co/the-founders-fund
Vatorx1

Founders Fund

Angel group or VC
San Francisco, California, United States United States
http://foundersfund.com
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Company description

We are company founders first and investor second: we have built companies from the ground up, including PayPal, Facebook, Napster, Plaxo, Palantir Technologies, and Clarium Capital. We have experience from concept to realization, from shared offices to public offerings. Every stage of the company creation process is familiar to us, from finding seed capital, to building defensible products, scaling up the organization, and realizing lasting value for employees and shareholders.

Our current investments include Facebook, Slide, Geni, Powerset, IronPort Systems, Zivity, Quantcast, and Project Agape. Our fund is $50 million and we focus on investments in early-stage consumer Internet companies. We typically invest $500,000 - $1 million per investment. At the end of 2007, we raised $220 million for The Founders Fund II.


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Previous investments

Facebook, Slide, Geni, Powerset, IronPort Systems, Zivity, Quantcast, and Project Agape.