Brian Singerman

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Brian Singerman
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Alma materStanford University
OccupationPartner at Founders Fund
Known forFounder of iGoogle

Brian Singerman is a partner at Founders Fund, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm with over $3 billion under management.

Singerman graduated from Stanford University in 1999 with a B.S. in Computer Science.[1] Following Stanford, Singerman joined the virtual-world online start-up, There, as a software engineer. In 2004, Singerman was recruited to Google. He spent the next four years at Google as an engineer and executive, where (among other projects) he founded the personal web portal, iGoogle.[2]

While at Google, Singerman started his career as an investor, founding his own angel fund, the XGYC Fund, seeking early-stage opportunities with businesses that challenge the status quo. In 2008, Singerman joined Founders Fund where he serves as a partner along with Peter Thiel and Ken Howery. Among other industries, he focuses on healthcare, biotech, wearable computing and robotics. Singerman is a board director for Affirm, AltSchool, Cloud9, Emerald Therapeutics, The Long-Term Stock Exchange, Oscar Health and Postmates, and a board observer for Airbnb, Forward and Wish.

In April 2016, Singerman's largest investment to date, Stemcentrx, was acquired by pharmaceutical company AbbVie in a transaction valuing the company at up to $10.2 billion. The acquisition was the largest portfolio exit in the history of Founders Fund.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brian Singerman bio at Founders Fund
  2. ^ Markowitz, Eric (April 25, 2012). "Founders 50: Is This the Most Exclusive Tech Conference Ever". Inc.
  3. ^ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-28/stemcentrx-sale-to-return-a-record-1-7-billion-for-vc-firm-founders-fund