Formation 8

  • Formation 8 Raises Its First Fund Of $448M To Plug Silicon Valley Startups Into Asian Conglomerates

    Formation 8 Raises Its First Fund Of $448M To Plug Silicon Valley Startups Into Asian Conglomerates

    Formation 8 wants to bring venture capital back to its roots: investing in solutions to hard technology problems that could change the world. It just raised its first fund of $448 million -- but with a twist. Formation 8 plans to draw on its extensive network in Asia to win its portfolio of smart enterprise and energy technology companies' huge deals with conglomerates in the region. Read More

  • The Silicon Valley Elite Need A Culture Of Duty

    The Silicon Valley Elite Need A Culture Of Duty

    Editor’s note: Joe Lonsdale is a General Partner at Formation 8, an early-growth technology fund. He is co-founder of Palantir and Addepar and is proud to be behind other successful mission-driven technology companies. When we saw a huge gap in the government's technology response to 9/11 and founded Palantir in 2004, Silicon Valley venture capitalists refused to invest. They said “no”… Read More