Foundation Capital

550 High St., 3rd Fl., Palo Alto , CA 94301, United States
Investor type VC
Founded 1995
AUM -
Location United States

Profile

Since the beginning of invention, humanity has advanced because the remarkable have pushed us forward. Because select women and men of their times have dared to think different, to build it better, to do what’s never been done. Across the ages, we’ve had many names for these people. Today, at Foundation Capital: we call them founders.

We back individuals who want to nudge the world ahead in some way, using a transformative business as their fulcrum. Great companies, like Apple or Amazon or Netflix, aren’t formed from code and corporate charters. They’re built on a foundation of dreams and desires; raised up through struggle and sacrifice. For such companies to succeed, their founders have to want success badly. It has to come from the deepest part of them—a hunger to create something consequential, something lasting; a need to prove themselves, whether out of a sense of mission, or a yearning for significance, or a heart full for disobedience. We look for founders who believe—even if they would never speak it out loud—that the purpose of life is to be briefly extraordinary.

Industry focus

Business Services (B2B) Consumer Services (B2C) Financial Services Fintech Other Education Edtech Fashion/Beauty Food and Beverage Foodtech Gaming Healthcare Services Marketing and Advertising Media and Entertainment Pharmaceuticals Real Estate Robotics Security Software Sports/SportsTech Telecommunications Transportation Travel MedTech Technology Life Sciences Infrastructure Energy LegalTech HealthTech AdTech TravelTech

Investment preferences

Investment Ticket

$10-50 m

Investment Horizon

3-5 years

Investment Stage

Seed

Round A and B

Exit Strategy

Sale to strategic investor

IPO

Region focus

North America

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