Founders Fund

By Jonah Comstock August 1, 2018
Naked Labs, the San Francisco fitness company working on a turntable scale and smart body-scanning mirror, has raised $14 million in a round led by Founders Fund and has begun shipping its product to pre-order customers, with plans for full availability in Q4. NEA, Lumia Capital, Venture 51, and Seabed VC also contributed to the series A round. “Founders Fund is known for investing in big ideas,...
By Dave Muoio February 28, 2018
Collective Health, an employee benefits platform that uses predictive analytics to match employees with programs, has raised $110 million in funding to scale operations. Participants in the financing round include existing investors NEA, Founders Fund, GV, and Maverick Ventures, as well as new investors Sun Life Financial and Mubadala Ventures. Word of the new funding comes amidst other headlines...
By Heather Mack January 18, 2017
A new kind of doctor’s office opened in San Francisco this week: Forward, a membership-based healthcare startup founded by former Googler Adrian Aoun that infuses a brick-and-mortar office with data-driven technology and artificial intelligence.  For $149 per month, Forward members can come to the flagship office that features six examination rooms – equipped with interactive personalized...
By Jonah Comstock February 23, 2016
Late last month we wrote, based on a report from Fortune, that tech saavy up-and-coming health insurer Oscar was raising at least $150 million in a round led by Fidelity. That round is now confirmed, according to Forbes, and it's for more than initially reported: a total of $400 million. The deal reportedly values Oscar at $2.7 billion, just a bit shy of the $3 billion valuation Fortune predicted...
By Aditi Pai January 27, 2016
Palo Alto-based Neurotrack, which has developed an online cognitive assessment test, raised $6.5 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures with participation from Social Capital, Founders Fund, AME Cloud Ventures, and iSeed Ventures. This brings Neurotrack’s total funding to $9.5 million. Neurotrack has developed two offerings. The first is a five minute, web-based test, called Imprint Cognitive...
By Jonah Comstock January 20, 2016
Oscar is raising another round of at least $150 million that could raise its valuation to $3 billion, according to a report over at Fortune. Fidelity is the lead investor, Fortune is reporting. A digital-saavy upstart health insurer, Oscar has already raised $365 million, including a $32.5 million investment from Google Capital last fall and a $145 million round last spring from Peter Thiel and...
By Jonah Comstock October 20, 2015
Collective Health, a software company that helps small employers transition to self-funded plans, has raised another $81 million, bringing its total funding to $119 million. Google Ventures was the sole new investor in the round. Returning investors NEA, Founders Fund, Maverick Capital, Redpoint Ventures and RRE Ventures also contributed. Up until now Collective Health has been operating only in...
By Aditi Pai June 29, 2015
San Mateo-based stealthy startup Mousera recently raised $20 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $28.8 million. Existing investors include Lux Capital, Founders Fund, Data Collective, AME Cloud Ventures, and Dolby Family Ventures. The company is developing a tool that helps biomedical investigators accelerate the preclinical drug discovery and...
By Jonah Comstock April 20, 2015
An Oscar-branded Misfit Flash device. New York City-based health insurance startup Oscar raised $145 million in a round led by Peter Thiel and Brian Singerman from Founders Fund. Other contributors to the round include new investors Li Ka-shing of Horizons Ventures, the Wellington Management Company and Goldman Sachs, in addition to all existing investors, a group that includes Box Group, ...
By Aditi Pai March 4, 2015
New York City-based SOLS, maker of 3D printed insoles, has raised $11.1 million from Tenaya Capital and Melo7 Tech Partners as well as existing investors Founders Fund and Lux Capital. This brings the company's total funding to date to $19.3 million since SOLS launched in July 2013. SOLS has developed a tablet-based app for providers that instructs them to take three pictures of a patient's feet...