Founders Fund provides capital to transformational businesses run by world-class entrepreneurs. Companies the firm has backed include Facebook (managing partner Peter Thiel was Facebook's first outside backer), SpaceX, Palantir Technologies, ZocDoc, and Spotify. The firm, which pursues a founder-friendly investment strategy, is overseen by four managing partners, all of whom have founded companies worth more than $1 billion: Peter Thiel (PayPal); Ken Howery (PayPal); Luke Nosek (PayPal); and Sean Parker (Napster; Plaxo; Causes; founding president, Facebook).
FirstMark Capital is a New York City-based venture capital firm with nearly $2.0 billion in committed capital. Over the course of its 14-year history, FirstMark has established itself as a venture leader with a strong, national reach and a competitive advantage in New York City. FirstMark invests in technology companies creating new markets with innovative technology solutions or rethinking existing markets by applying a novel business model. FirstMark's team of investment and operations professionals has decades of real-world experience and leadership in core technology markets, making the firm uniquely qualified to offer industry insight, relationships, and the operational expertise to build lasting businesses.
Bessemer Venture Partners has more than 90 years of investing experience, with a portfolio ranging from brick and mortar retailers to popular web brands. Throughout its history, investors at the firm have formed or funded over 100 startups that grew into independent public companies. Bessemer portfolio members have included Skype, HotJobs, Staples, and Yelp.
Accel Partners is a global venture capital firm with offices located in Silicon Valley, London, and India. They typically make multi-stage investments in internet technology companies. Founded in 1983, Accel has helped entrepreneurs build over 300 successful companies including Facebook, Kayak.com, and Baidu.
First Round Capital is a venture capital firm dedicated to helping talented entrepreneurs build remarkable companies. Led by Josh Kopelman, the firm typically invests in pre-revenue companies, and often provides a company's first outside capital. Since its inception, FRC has provided startup capital to such companies as Mint.com, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, and eBay.
We are also funded by Shana Fisher (High Line Venture Partners), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn, Greylock), and other prominent angel investors.
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