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56 founders

in Spearhead

380 startups

funded

$18M

invested

$540M

in follow-ons

Founders Backing Founders

Spearhead is where founders get their first fund.

Founders start with a $1M fund. If they make great investments, they’re eligible for a second fund up to $5M. There’s also follow-on capital available for breakout companies in their portfolios.

We teach founders how to invest and provide back-office services, so founders can focus on investing. There’s no pressure to invest—founders focus on their company and invest at their own pace.

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Founders

Founders in Spearhead have started companies worth over $26B combined, including 8 unicorns.

Peter Reinhardt

Segment was acquired by Twilio for $3.2B

Laura Behrens Wu

Shippo raised $58M including USV and Bessemer

Guillermo Rauch

Vercel raised $21M including Accel and CRV

Max Hodak

Neuralink is developing brain-machine interfaces

Prasanna Sankar

Rippling raised $197M including Founders Fund

Celine Halioua

Celevity is backed by Longevity Fund and First Round

Aleksandr Yampolskiy

SecurityScorecard raised $112M including Sequoia and GV

Deon Nicholas

Forethought raised $26M including NEA and K9

Leore Avidar

Lob raised $29M including YC Continuity and Floodgate

Alex Wang

Scale raised $123M including Index and Founders Fund

Ankur Nagpal

Teachable raised $13M including Accomplice and Naval

Alex MacCaw

Clearbit raised $20M including Zetta and First Round

TJ Parker

PillPack was acquired by Amazon for $1B

Grant Miller and Marc Campbell

Replicated raised $30M including Amplify Partners

Cory Levy

After School was a social network with 20M users

Jay Desai

PatientPing raised $102M including A16Z

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Investments

The founders in Spearhead have funded startups that have gone on to raise $540M in follow-ons.

Roam

$9M in follow-ons including the Collisons and True

Vise

$14M in follow-ons including Sequoia

Deno

Founded by the creator of Node.js

Curative

Comprises nearly 10% of all COVID tests in the U.S.

Fast

$30M in follow-ons led by Stripe

Clubhouse

Benjamin Satterfield from Testflight invested in the seed

Zerodown

$30M in follow-ons including Sam Altman and Goodwater

Strapi

$10M in follow-ons led by Index Ventures

Altitude Networks

$9M in follow-ons led by Felicis Ventures

Clara Health

$11M in follow-ons led by Founders Fund

Open Raven

$15M in follow-ons led by Kleiner Perkins

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Team

Jeff Fagnan and Naval Ravikant started Spearhead to democratize angel investing.

Jeff Fagnan

Founder of Accomplice

Jake Zeller

Partner

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