|Founders||Bill Elmore, Kathryn Gould, and Jim Anderson|
|Headquarters||Menlo Park, California, USA|
|Key people||Bill Elmore, Ashu Garg, Paul Holland, Charles Moldow, Steve Vassallo, Warren Weiss, Rich Redelfs, Skip Glass, Jonathan Ehrlich, Aditya Singh, Anamitra Banerji|
|Employees||~ 30 worldwide|
Foundation Capital has invested in approximately 200+ ventures over the course of the last 19 years, 23 of which have had successful initial public offerings. It currently maintains investments in around 80 companies. Household name investments include Netflix, NetZero, Lending Club, SunRun, Chegg and Silver Spring Networks (full list below). Most investments fall under the areas of consumer tech, fin-tech, mar-tech, energy, enterprise tech, and applications.
Partners have been members of the founding executive teams of some of the most innovative Silicon Valley startups of the past two decades, with each having an average of 15 years of operating experience. Foundation Capital differentiates itself from other VC firms in that it takes a hands-on approach with its portfolio companies, offering operational and management assistance and counsel as well as investment capital.
Foundation Capital's Entrepreneur-in-Residence program takes on a select few candidates who have shown superior entrepreneurial tenacity each year. The program incubates, trains, and graduates these individuals, challenging them to apply their knowledge and experience to the mission of developing a solid business plan for an emerging technology. Over the years, Foundation Capital EIRs have helped start or landed executive positions in a number of successful companies, among them Atheros, Peribit Networks, ONStor, Hammerhead Systems, Solar Flare Communications, Silver Spring Networks, CloudOn, PrivateCore and Tealeaf.
Foundation Capital's Young Entrepreneurs Program, now in its third year, builds relationships with top business schools nationwide to offer Foundation Capital access and exposure to promising entrepreneurs and startups through various MBA networks. Through the program, Foundation offers outstanding graduate students an opportunity to gain significant experience identifying promising startups, pitching ventures, providing analysis of the opportunities, and building impactful relationships. Members of the Young Entrepreneurs Program have a background in technology or entrepreneurship, a strong interest in the field and a strong connection to the local entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Foundation Capital provided venture capital for the following companies:
|Interact Public Safety||6/13||B||$5.2M|
|Lending Club||5/13||Private Equity||$125M|
|Bureau of Trade||9/12||Seed||$1.2M|
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