Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Founders Fund is postponing Hereticon, our inaugural conference for dissident thinking. We’re likely to reschedule for spring 2021, and in the meantime we’re fully refunding everyone who purchased tickets.

A few thoughts.

We conceived of Hereticon as a way to provide some room for misfits…


MAY 2020, NEW ORLEANS

This May 2020 we’re hosting HERETICON, a conference for thoughtcrime. Here’s why:

From Galileo to Jesus Christ, heretical thinkers have been met with hostility, even death, and vindicated by posterity. That ideological outcasts have shaped the world is an observation so often made it would be…


Why the technology gap in Congress matters, and what we can do about it

Photo by Richard Hirajeta

By Trae Stephens and John Luttig

While Congressional representation has not historically been demographically “representative” of the United States writ large—by gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status—it has adapted its skill set to the prevailing needs of the time. This has served us well throughout history. But today, as we step…


Listen to Anatomy of Next Season 2, Episode 1

We have never faced a challenge more important than Mars.

Beyond our journey to the Red Planet, it will be the transformation of that frozen desert into a water world — covered in forests and teeming with life — or it…


Founders Fund is excited to announce an investment from our FF Angel Fund in HyperTrack. At the surface, you have a seasoned founder having sold his previous company to OpenTable and having also penned the very compelling book, “The Golden Tap”, chronicling the challenges of the Indian technology ecosystem during…


My next chapter

Today, I’m excited to announce that I’ve joined Founders Fund as a partner.

As one of the earliest investors in PayPal, I’ve gotten to know Peter, Ken, and Luke both professionally and personally over the course of many years. …


Today, we’re excited to announce that Stemcentrx, a company developing disease-specific cancer treatments, will be acquired by AbbVie in a transaction that values the company at up to $10.2 billion. This deal is a part stock, part cash transaction including $4 billion in milestone-based payouts over the next several years…


The government is terrible at building and buying technology. I know it, you know it, and the government knows it.

Some of the #ThanksObama crowd will try to make this a partisan issue, but it’s not. Giving credit where credit is due, President Obama noticed the problem when he assumed…


THIS past summer, the Group of 7 nations promised “urgent and concrete action” to limit climate change. What actions exactly? Activists hope for answers from the coming United Nations climate conference in Paris, which begins Monday. They should look instead to Washington today.

The single most important action we can…


I love the government, which is why I work in tech.

I was a senior in high school when 9/11 happened. I made my decision to pursue a job in national security and counterterrorism after graduating from Georgetown. …

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