Paul Buchheit Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

  • Investments
  • 192

  • Portfolio
  • 87

  • Exits
  • 97


Paul Buchheit General Information


Paul Buchheit is an entrepreneur and angel investor based in Mountain View, California. Paul is the Co-Founder and serves as a Partner for Y Combinator. He also now runs the incubator, recently renamed Y Combinator Core. The original program, now called Y Combinator Core, continues under the leadership of Paul. Prior to that, he was an employee at Google where he was the Creator and Lead Developer of Gmail. He is a programmer and was also the Founder of FriendFeed which later got acquired by Facebook in a private transaction in 2009. After selling Friendfeed and working for Facebook for a few years, he decided to shift his focus towards angel investing. With his money, he has invested in over 83 start ups all over the United States. He founded a capital firm known as Y Combinator and is responsible for investing in budding startups around the nation.Mr. Buchheit left Facebook in 2010 and became a partner in the venture capital firm, Y Combination. He served as an Engineer for Intel, Sun Microsystems and Microsoft. He prefers to invest in the media, information technology, health, enterprise software and analytics based companies operating in Silicon Valley and Mountain View.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Mountain View, CA
  • United States

Paul Buchheit Investments & Acquisitions (192)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Let's Do This 06-Jun-2022 Later Stage VC 0000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
00000 24-Jan-2022 0000 00000 00.00 Biotechnology Pre-Clinical Trials
000000000 01-Jan-2022 00000 00000 0000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
0000000000 02-Nov-2021 0000 00000 000 Systems and Information Management Generating Revenue
000000 15-Sep-2021 00000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
0000 (000000000000 23-Jun-2021 00000 00000 000.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue
00000 16-Feb-2021 00000 00000 0000 Asset Management Generating Revenue
0000000 (0000 0000 17-Nov-2020 00000 00000 0000 Food Products Generating Revenue
Nabis 15-Oct-2020 Early Stage VC 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
Refractal 18-Sep-2020 Seed Round 00.00 Diagnostic Equipment Generating Revenue
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Paul Buchheit Exits (97)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Pachyderm 12-Jan-2023 Merger/Acquisition
000000 09-Nov-2022 000000000000000000
000 00000 15-Aug-2022 000000000000000000 000.00
0000000 02-Mar-2022 0000000 000000 00000
00000000 18-Nov-2021 000000000000000000 00000
000000 02-Sep-2021 000000000000000000 00000
000000 21-May-2021 000000000000000000 00.000
000000000 01-May-2021 000000000 00000000
MyVR 08-Apr-2021 Merger/Acquisition
Zenefits 18-Mar-2021 Buyout/LBO
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Paul Buchheit Co-Investors (239)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Y Combinator 13 0 Series chart Industry bar
Soma Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Liquid 2 Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Justin Kan 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Sam Altman 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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