VC  Formation 8

http://formation8.com





     Office Locations:

501 2nd Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94107

 

Stages:

  • Seed


 

Industries:

  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet

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    Description:

    Formation 8 is a technology investment firm based in Silicon Valley with a presence in Korea, Singapore and China. Formed by a former executive of Palantir Technologies, Formation 8 is spearheaded by Joe Lonsdale, a founder of Palantir Technologies, a private company focused on analyzing, integrating, and visualizing data. Prior to Palantir, Lonsdale was an early executive at Clarium Capital where he helped Peter Thiel grow the global macro fund to $5 Billion in assets under management. Lonsdale is also founder and Chairman at Addepar, a private wealth management technology company. He previously invested out of Anduin Ventures and recently worked with Lady Gaga to launch Backplane. The firm announced Dec. 2014 that it closed its second fund at about $500 million.


     

    Funds:


      Fund Name


      Amount


      Date

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    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
       
       
       
    COMPANY STAGEREVENUE
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Revenue
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    $2M-$7M
    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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    Brett Cummings Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
    Brian Bonwoong Koo Founder and Managing Partner
    Caroline Graham Manager of Investment Operations
    Chris Kelley IT Investor
    Drew Oetting IT Investor

     

    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):


      Date


      Name


      State


      Amount


      Stage


      02/20/2018


      Kidaptive


      CA


      $19,100,000


      Series C


      01/22/2018


      Bolt Threads


      CA


      $123,000,000


      Series D


      01/16/2018


      Nyansa


      CA


      $15,000,000


      Series B


      08/23/2017


      Versive


      WA


      $12,700,000


      


     

    Portfolio companies include:


      Addepar
        web link


      AKA Study
        web link


      Algal Scientific
        web link


      AltSpaceVR
        web link


      Aviatrix Systems
        web link


      Backplane
        web link


      Blend Labs
        web link


      Bolt Threads
        web link


      Branch.co
        web link


      Building Robotics
        web link


      Cape Analytics
        web link


      Casetext
        web link


      Cazena
        web link


      Collective Health
        web link


      Color
        web link


      Context Relevant
        web link


      ContextLogic
        web link


      Dealpath
        web link


      EVA Automation
        web link


      Farmigo
        web link


      FieldWire
        web link


      Foro Energy
        web link


      Glow/ Upwards Labs Holdings
        web link


      Grabit
        web link


      Gradiant
        web link


      Guardant Health
        web link


      HydroBio
        web link


      Icebrg.io
        web link


      IIX
        web link


      Illumio
        web link


      Ironclad
        web link


      Jibo
        web link


      Kidaptive
        web link


      LearnSprout
        web link


      Leeo
        web link


      Lucid
        web link


      MapSense
        web link


      Motive Drilling Technologies
        web link


      Navdy
        web link


      NextVR
        web link


      NodePrime
        web link


      Nyansa
        web link


      Omni
        web link


      OpenGov
        web link


      Plated
        web link


      Radius
        web link


      RealScout
        web link


      RelateIQ
        web link


      Revinate
        web link


      ROOY
        web link


      Sensai
        web link


      SevenFifty
        web link


      Shmoop University
        web link


      SKULLY
        web link


      Super
        web link


      Tachyus
        web link


      UtiliData
        web link


      Versive
        web link


      Vicarious
        web link


      Wellframe
        web link


      Wish
        web link


      Yup
        web link


      Zanbato
        web link


      ZeroStack
        web link


     

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