What We’re Looking For
We invest in great entrepreneurs solving the world’s most ambitious and important problems through radical technological innovation. Companies that we invest in typically have:
- A world-class team with tremendous technological and business acumen.
- A passionate and ambitious vision about making the world a better place.
- A technological insight or breakthrough that would be very difficult to replicate.
In addition to the above, the best companies are powered by bringing together their audacious dreams with a strong grounding in reality. Successful entrepreneurs will have studied the market they want to enter, will be realistic about the costs, time to market, and competitive landscape they are facing, and will have a clear idea of the practical steps they need to take to dominate that market.
We are open to investing in a variety of sectors (some of which may not yet be in existence), and at a variety of stages in a company’s growth trajectory. The size of our investments range from hundreds of thousands to tens of millions, depending on the stage, size, and capital needs of the companies in which we are investing.
If you and your team are passionate, dedicated, have a clear vision and the drive to dominate your segment, we want to hear from you.
What We Provide
At Founders Fund, we are more than investors; we too are entrepreneurs. Our founders have launched multiple companies worth more than $1 billion, and as such, know exactly what sacrifices and struggles go into building a world-class company.
Armed with this experience, we provide more than just capital; we provide the insight that comes with having been through exactly the same process you are experiencing now. Although we are venture capitalists, we can see things from your perspective and offer perspectives that may not be apparent to people who have not fought to see their vision realized. While we prefer to let our entrepreneurs operate without distraction, our partners can provide support in the areas most critical to your business, whether strategy, marketing, product design, recruiting, or with raising additional capital. We want our partnership to be meaningful and will do everything we can to help you make your business succeed.
To gain a broader sense of our philosophy and whether it is aligned with your business, read our manifesto.
If you would like your venture to be considered by Founders Fund, please complete the above questionnaire and form, and include a 10 – 20 page presentation containing an overview of your business. Please be sure to cover the following topics:
- Distribution model
- Technological IP or innovation
- Key tech risks/challenges
- Financial projections