Luke Nosek is a Founder and Partner at Founders Fund. He invests across stages and sectors, with a particular interest in companies pursuing major technological or scientific breakthroughs. Luke serves on the SpaceX board of directors and was a board director at DeepMind prior to the company’s acquisition by Google.
Luke was previously a Co-founder of PayPal. He served as VP of Marketing and Strategy, overseeing the company’s marketing efforts at launch and growing its user base to 1 million customers in the first six months. Luke also created “Instant Transfer,” PayPal’s most profitable product. Prior to PayPal, Luke was an evangelist at Netscape. Luke has also co-founded two other consumer Internet companies, including the Web’s first advertising network, and was an active venture capitalist before launching Founders Fund. Luke received a BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Personally and philosophically Luke is interested in realistic and critical examination of political systems and ideologies, and experiencing and exploring consciousness expansion through yoga, meditation, and dance.