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Paul Buchheit


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.

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

Paul Buchheit Investments (167)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Let's Do This 04-Sep-2019 Seed Round 000 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue
00000000000 06-Jul-2019 00000 00000 000 Internet Retail Profitable
00000000 21-Jun-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Logistics Generating Revenue
0000000 11-Jun-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
00000 19-Apr-2019 00000 00000 000 Logistics Generating Revenue
00000000000000.00 05-Apr-2019 0000 00000 00.000 IT Consulting and Outsourcing Startup
000000 0000000 02-Nov-2018 0000 00000 00.00 Application Software Startup
00000 000000 31-Oct-2018 0000 00000 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue
Visor (Entertainment Software) 24-Aug-2018 Early Stage VC 00.000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue
Universe 20-Jun-2018 Early Stage VC 000 Application Software Generating Revenue
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Paul Buchheit Exits (68)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Seed (Banking) 24-Jun-2019 Buyout/LBO Completed
  • 4 buyers
0000 23-Apr-2019 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 00000000
000000000 08-Feb-2019 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
  • 0000000
00000 0000 24-Jan-2019 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000000000
00000000 20-Dec-2018 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
  • 00000000
0000 (0000 0000000 01-Aug-2018 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000000
000000 (000000000 17-Jul-2018 0000000000 Completed
  • 2 buyers
000000 31-May-2018 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
  • 000000
Zesty 19-Apr-2018 Merger/Acquisition Completed
Delighted 15-Mar-2018 Merger/Acquisition Completed
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Paul Buchheit Co-Investors (467)

Name With Exits Lead Partner
Y Combinator 24 0 0
SV Angel 00 0
FundersClub 00 0 0
Soma Capital 00 0
Liquid 2 Ventures 0 0
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