2020 bore witness to astonishing business performance amongst a number of our portfolio companies.
Founders Circle was afforded the privilege of being a part of their journey through our capital or community services. To support the very people who are the ones building today’s most important growth companies.
This is why our tagline is proudly front-and-center, “We Invest in People.”
Congratulations to our friends on these big milestones this year:
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Tony Xu, CEO
Prabir Adarkar, CFO
Andrew Paradise, CEO
Stefan Gerhard, VP Finance
Brian Chesky, CEO
Sam Shank, Head of Hotels at Airbnb
Philip Krim, CEO
Mike Monahan, CFO
Nick Mehta, CEO
Igor Beckerman, CFO
Peter Reinhardt, CEO
Sandy Smith, CFO
$96M across our funds
The leaders of these companies invited Founders Circle to join their journey this year:
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Brian Long, CEO
Brandon Simins, VP Finance
Jay Kreps, CEO
Steffan Tomlinson, CFO
David McJannet, CEO
Navam Welihinda, VP Finance
Roy Mann, CEO
Kfir Lippmann, VP Finance
Ryan McQuaid, CEO
Matt Nemer, CFO
Vlad Tenev, CEO
Jason Warnick, CFO
$71M across our funds
Founders Circle had the opportunity to further support the team members of the following companies:
In 2020, The Circle community, a service by Founders Circle helping growth-stage company executives address the challenges of scale, flourished as we welcomed several members from various companies both within and outside of our portfolio.
Difficult circumstances and big choices were experienced by each of the 385 members. Yet, they didn’t do so alone. They had one another to lean on. All who provide insight and ideas so that they may collectively rise to the leadership challenge and solve the operational issues that faced them. They exhibited the very ethos of The Circle, “Give to get”.
Peers convened to share scar tissue & best practices on topics important to them, such as:
- To RIF or Not to RIF?
- Managing Company Debt in a Downturn
- 409A Repricing Action Plan
- Making Work Work for Parents
- M&A Considerations During a Pandemic
- Managing Risk in Accepting and Using the PPP Loan
- Health & Safety Protocols for Returning to On-Site Work
- Stay Remote, Return On-Site or Run a Hybrid?
- Supporting Employees in a New Reality
- Leading Through Crisis and Downturns in a Remote World
- Software and Consumer Public Company Playbooks
- BizOps Best Practices
- CFO Software Stack
- Meet the Buyside
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A big thank you to all the Subject Matter Experts & Very Important Peers that helped shape and guide conversations for The Circle community!
- Andersen Tax
- Culture Amp
- Dignity Health
- Goldman Sachs
- Lyra Health
- Morgan Stanley
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