Scott Nolan is a principal at Founders Fund, where he focuses on investments in technology-driven companies and contributes to firm strategy.
Prior to Founders Fund, Scott was an early employee at SpaceX. There, he helped develop the Merlin and Draco propulsion systems used on the Falcon and Dragon vehicles and was responsible for the Dragon capsule’s thermal and environmental subsystems.
After SpaceX, Scott spent time at Bain & Company where he worked with its private equity clients to evaluate potential investments and drive portfolio company strategy. He then co-founded a consumer internet startup that developed social graph applications on top of Facebook Connect. Scott received a BS and MEng in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University, and a master’s degree from Stanford University.