Cyan Banister

Cyan Banister

Cyan Banister is a partner at Founders Fund, where she invests across sectors and stages with a particular interest in augmented reality, fertility, heavily regulated industries and businesses that help people with basic skills find meaningful work.

Prior to joining Founders Fund, Cyan was an active angel investor with a portfolio including Uber, Thumbtack, SpaceX, Postmates, EShares, Affirm and Niantic, creator of Pokémon GO. A self-taught engineer and entrepreneur, Cyan has held a number of technical leadership positions throughout her career. As an early employee at IronPort, which was acquired by Cisco, Cyan oversaw support infrastructure and performance for a global customer base. She has a passion for the arts and is a voracious film, documentary and media consumer.

The Latest from Cyan Banister

Speaking Of… TRON: Legacy – Interviews with Cast & Crew, Part 1 & 2 (TCTV)

<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-247929" title="tron-siren" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/tron-siren.jpg?w=191" alt="" width="191" height="300" />Ok TRON fans, have I

TRON: Legacy – Does Kevin Flynn abide?

<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-246724" title="tronpayoff" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/tronpayoff.jpg" alt="" width="302" height="447" />In about 3 hours I'm heading

Speaking Of… Rhymes and Medicine with ZDoggMD (TCTV)

<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-240879" title="ZdoggMD3" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/zdoggmd3.png?w=300" alt="" width="300" height="168" /> Picture this: A hote

Speaking Of… Hellraiser with Jen McCabe of imoveyou.com (TCTV)

<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-238848" title="jenmccabe" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/jenmccabe.jpg" alt="" width="166" height="250" />Have you ever stopped to evalua

Speaking Of … Competitiveness: with Pixar's Oren Jacob and his wife Justine (TCTV)

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/pixar.jpg?w=215" alt="" title="pixar" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-219889" />Ever wonder what a Technical Director of <a href="http:/

Speaking of tattoos – Interview with Micah Baldwin, CEO & co-founder of Graphic.ly (TCTV)

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/micah.jpg?w=150" alt="" title="micah" width="150" height="98" class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-213903" />When you get a good story, so

"Stop being weak." An Interview with Angelo Sotira, CEO of deviantART.com (TCTV)

<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-210492" title="deviantart" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/deviantart.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="300" height="198" />This week's episode o

Speaking Of . . . Batman. It Was "Built On My Bloody Knuckles" (TCTV)

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/uslan_michael.jpg"/> This week's episode of Speaking Of... is with the originator of the modern Batman movies and creator of the Batman franc

Halcyon Molecular’s William Andregg: "The Only Way To Reach The Stars Is To Live Longer"

<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-200155" title="andregg" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/andregg.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="284" height="155" />This week’s episode of <a

Brian Singerman: "If I Play Gandhi, This Shakespeare Stuff Is Done" [TechCrunch TV]

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/gandhi-jog.jpg?w=300" alt="" title="gandhi.jog" width="300" height="169" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-198222" />This week's episode o