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Affirm goes public

Affirm Holdings (NASDAQ: AFRM), which was started to offer easily accessible financing for consumers at the point of purchase, in which we are an investor through Founders Fund, went public.  

SparkCognition’s Hyperwerx autonomy facily is now open

Sitting on 50 acres on the outskirts of Austin, TX, HyperWerx is where Sparkcognition will explore the future of AI and autonomy, alternate energy, Industry 4.0, rapid prototyping, advanced sensors, mixed reality and other exponential technologies.

Gigaton carbon removal and the Paris Climate Agreement

Carbon removal breakthroughs could be the solution to reaching the Paris Climate Agreement targets, and the cornerstone of a united push to protect the climate, and with it, our shared future. This is a space we’ll be watching and supporting.

MobileCoin raises $11M Series A

MobileCoin raised $11.35 million in venture funding across two rounds from Future Ventures and General Catalyst to advance its simplified private payment platform.

SparkCognition acquires Fintech company AIM2

SparkCognition expands into fintech through the acquisition of AIM2, to leverage AI to transform market making activity and investment process.

ThrustMe successfully tests first iodine electric propulsion system in space

ThrustMe successfully tested the first iodine-fueled electric propulsion system in space, an important step to advance in-orbit propulsion as a solution to the space industry’s challenge to ensure economic and environmental space sustainability in the age of satellite mega-constellations.

Future Ventures Closes its Second Fund

We’re excited to participate in Future Ventures 2, the second $200 million fund, launched by Steve Jurvetson and Maryanna Saenko.

Airbnb goes public

Airbnb, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABNB), a community marketplace of individuals listing, exploring, and booking property around the world, in which we are an investor through Founders Fund, goes public in the largest IPO of the year.  

Palantir goes public

Palantir Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: PLTR), an analytics and software firm enabling effective analysis against complex, data-driven problems, in which we are an investor through Founders Fund, went public.

SpaceX returns human spaceflight to the United States

Launched atop Falcon 9 on May 30, 2020, Dragon’s second demonstration mission to and from the International Space Station, with NASA astronauts onboard the spacecraft, restored human spaceflight to the United States.

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