FI  Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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Redwood City, CA 94063



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    The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was launched by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician and founder of the Primary School. The firm's mission is to advance human potential and promote equality. The initiative is endowed with 99% of Zuckerberg's Facebook shares, valued at $45 billion (pledged). Chan Zuckerberg has made early stage investments in technology and education. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative chose to invest $24 million in Andela for its first major initiative. Andela is a startup focused on training software developers in Africa through their bootcamp and four-year fellowship program. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is not a charitable trust or a private foundation but a limited liability company which can be for-profit. The initiative funds the CZ Biohub, an independent, non-profit, medical research organization collaborating with the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco to harness the power of science, technology and human capacity to cure, prevent or manage all diseases.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Cori Bargmann PhD President
    Cori Bargmann PhD
    David Plouffe
    Jim Shelton President
    Priscilla Chan Co-Founder


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










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      Series D


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      Varsity Tutors
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