Paul Buchheit Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 181
  • Portfolio
  • 85
  • Exits
  • 88

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 (181)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Eclipse Foods 17-Nov-2020 Early Stage VC 0000 Food Products Generating Revenue
00000 15-Oct-2020 00000 00000 000 Logistics Generating Revenue
00000000 000 18-Sep-2020 0000 00000 00.00 Diagnostic Equipment Generating Revenue
00000000 (00000000 17-Sep-2020 00000 00000 00.00 Database Software Generating Revenue
000 000000000000 01-Aug-2020 0000 00000 000 Drug Discovery Clinical Trials - Phase 2
0000000 16-Jun-2020 0000 00000 00.00 Environmental Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
000000000 08-Mar-2020 00000 00000 Specialty Retail Generating Revenue
00000 00000000 16-Dec-2019 00000 00000 0000 Other Hardware Generating Revenue
Rune (Entertainment Software) 02-Oct-2019 Seed Round 00.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue
Flockjay 01-Oct-2019 Early Stage VC 000 Educational Software Generating Revenue
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Paul Buchheit Exits (88)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
MyVR 08-Apr-2021 Merger/Acquisition
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000000 05-Jan-2021 000000000000000000
000 000000000000 31-Dec-2020 000000000000000000
00000000 09-Dec-2020 000 00.000
0000000000 21-Oct-2020 0000000000 00000
000000 0000000 09-Sep-2020 000000000000000000 000.00
000000000 09-Sep-2020 0000000000
Le Tote 02-Aug-2020 Bankruptcy: Admin/Reorg
Cleanly 10-Mar-2020 Merger of Equals
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Paul Buchheit Co-Investors (337)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Y Combinator 23 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Liquid 2 Ventures 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Soma Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
FundersClub 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
SV Angel 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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