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Xfund

Xfund

  • Palo Alto, California, United States

  • Palo Alto, California

Stage

  • Early Stage Venture, Seed

Type

Description

Founded 2012, Xfund is the early-stage venture firm designed to back lateral thinkers. Partnering with Harvard University and others of the world’s preeminent universities, Xfund looks beyond the stereotypical technical pedigrees to seek out extraordinary people who are being systemically ignored by traditional venture capital: technically-gifted liberal artsentrepreneurs. We believe it’s our responsibility to help these unconventional, high potential founders align their ambition and passion with opportunity we help them create, to build the sort of ground-breaking companies that can create a better tomorrow.

Mission

Xfund is the early-stage venture capital firm built to back entrepreneurs who think laterally and experiment across disciplines. We are a pioneering partnership between some of the country’s most successful venture capital firms and some of the world’s best research universities in the United States and abroad. Whether you’re a student, faculty member, staff, alum — or perhaps you’re entirely self-taught — so long as you have a curious mind and an ability to execute, we’re interested.

Beauty Investments #

  • 1

Primary Sector

Beauty Exits #

Last Beauty Invest

  • Oct 3, 2019, Seed Round – Natalist $5M

BEAUTY PORTFOLIO

How to Apply?

contact at start@xfund.com

Criteria

We seek out entrepreneurs with multidisciplinary abilities whom we know will make more insightful innovators. Once we find those who share our commitment to a growth mindset, we welcome them to our family of leading venture capital investors, university faculty, and industry advisors. Our unique structure and unparalleled network enable us to deliver value that few other firms can.

Resources Breakdown Funding Terms
  • $605K
    to $200M

Education
  • No Mention
Accelerator
  • Type-No
  • Duration-No
Network
  • 65
1:1

IMPERATIVE: CULTURE & VALUES

discipline

TBD

TBD

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BEAUTY FUNDER FIT SCORE

Resources

Education

Accelerator

Network

1:1

2.55/10

Inclusivity Investments %
  • 27.69%
Beauty Investments #
  • 1

Beauty Exits #
  • 0
Last Beauty Invest
  • Oct 3, 2019, Seed Round – Natalist $5M

LEAD DETAILS

Lead Contact

Brandon Farwell

Title

Partner

LinkedIn

Co.: Xfund

Twitter Handle

Contact

start@xfund.com

JUMP CONCLUSION

Xfund focuses on early-stage ventures with a tech-driven approach, particularly in AI, software, healthcare, and financial services, primarily in North America. Their investments span diverse tech applications, suggesting a broad yet focused strategy, with a collaborative funding approach. Prospective companies should leverage technology innovatively, ideally led by founders with cross-disciplinary expertise, and based in tech-centric regions like California and New York, aligning with Xfund’s emphasis on interdisciplinary tech solutions.

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