Founders Fund: Every Moment Happens Once

By Peter Ziebelman, Lucy Montgomery
2024 | Case No. E588 | Length 13 pgs.
Founders Fund was a venture capital firm that prided itself on finding and funding generational companies. This case describes Founders Fund’s history, growth, and investment theses. The case is set during the venture capital industry’s funding slowdown in 2022 and 2023, and describes how Founders Fund has had to change its rate of capital deployment and navigate a difficult market.

Learning Objective

The teaching goals of this case are to:

  • Describe how changes in the venture capital industry impact both investors and entrepreneurs
  • Explain Founders Fund’s unique operational tendencies and their impact
  • Provide students with an understanding of Founders Fund’s investment theses and how the firm makes investment decisions
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