Overview

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Primary Role
Partner @
Investments
38 Investments in 36 Companies
Born:
May 17, 1977
Gender:
Female
Location:
San Francisco
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Person Details

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Cyan Banister is a partner at Founders Fund, where she invests across sectors and stages with a particular interest in heavily regulated industries, marketplaces, SaaS 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, EShares, Postmates and Affirm.

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.

Cyan has a passion for the arts and is a voracious film, documentary and media consumer. She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Zivity, and the Co-founder of Signal Media Project, a nonprofit organization that promotes and facilitates the accurate portrayal of science, technology, and history in popular media.

Jobs (8)

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Current

Partner

Mar, 2016 - Current   (7 months)

Co-Founder

2016 - Current   (9 months)

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Feb, 2006 - Current   (over 10 years)
Past
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Ended
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Contributing Writer
Oct, 2003
Feb, 2006
Standards and Practices Manager, Manager of Strategic Support, Senior Manager-Security Operations
2001
Jun 1, 2001
Tools and Automation Engineer
1999
2001
Operations, Systems Administration, Development Support

Board & Advisor Roles (3)

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Aug, 2016$6M / Seed
Apr, 2016$120k / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2016$547k / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2016$325k / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Feb, 2016$5M / Series APersonal Investment
Nov, 2015$1.6M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2015$5M / VenturePersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$1M / VenturePersonal Investment
May, 2015$2.9M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2015$1.7M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2015$1.8M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2015$1.7M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2014$1.25M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2014$445k / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2014$3.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Oct, 2014$6M / Series A (Lead)Personal Investment
Sep, 2014$1.54M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2014$2.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2014undisclosed amount / Venture (Lead)Personal Investment
Jun, 2014$525k / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2014$1.3M / Seed (Lead)Personal Investment
Mar, 2014$600k / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2014$600k / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2012$635k / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Nov, 2012$1.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2012$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2011$1.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Jan, 2011$650k / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2010$600k / AngelPersonal Investment
Oct, 2010$1.25M / AngelPersonal Investment
Aug, 2010$700k / AngelPersonal Investment
Jun, 2010$1.2M / AngelPersonal Investment
May, 2010$1M / AngelPersonal Investment
Nov, 2009$1.42M / Series APersonal Investment
Jan, 2009undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Jul, 2008undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Apr, 2008$5M / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2007$1M / SeedPersonal Investment

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