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Ken Howery        

Co-founder and managing partner at Founders Fund PayPal

Co-founder, Managing Partner at Founders Fund; Director of Corporate Development at eBay; Co-founder, Founding CFO at PayPal.

Ken Howery helps run Founders Fund – the first founder-focused venture capital firm. The firm, whose partners are all former entrepreneurs, has over $500 million under management and has invested in over 50 companies. Ken has led or co-led investments in a number of companies at Founders Fund including Facebook, Quantcast, and ZocDoc.

Prior to Founders Fund, Ken co-founded PayPal, where he was the first CFO. While at PayPal, Ken developed a product that accelerated much of the viral growth on eBay, helped raise over $200 million in private financing, worked on the company's public offerings, and assisted in the company's $1.5 billion sale to eBay.

Ken also was a partner with Peter Thiel in his private venture investing, helping diligence deals, including the Series A investment in Facebook. His work as a venture capitalist with a founder-friendly approach has now been recognized widely in the press, including the WSJ, Forbes, and Fortune.

Ken was selected to keynote the Harvard Business School Entrepreneurship Conference and was selected as one of the Top 10 VCs under 36 by Venture Capital Journal. Ken graduated with a degree in Economics from Stanford University.

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