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Case Western Reserve University, MS 1998
Computer Science

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Paul Buchheit

Paul Buchheit co-founded social network aggregator FriendFeed, along with three other former Google employees. He is also an investor in FriendFeed and participated in a $5 million Series A round in February 2008.

He was the 23rd employee at Google, where he created Gmail and implemented many of its innovative features. He developed the original prototype of Google AdSense, and was responsible for Google’s famous “Don’t be evil” motto in a meeting.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Lob 11/2013Seed$2.4M9
Panorama Education 10/2013Seed$4M20
URX 10/2013Seed$3.1M32
DoorDash 9/2013Angel$2.4M7
LE TOTE 8/2013Seed$1.75M14
Swiftype 8/2013Seed$1.7M15
Namo Media 3/2013Seed$1.88M13
Virool 2/2013Seed$6.62M22
ZenPayroll 12/2012Seed$6.1M22
Red Tricycle 11/2012Series A$1.5M9
Clever 10/2012Seed$3M14
Perfect Audience 10/2012Seed$1.1M11
MyVR 9/2012Seed$1.4M11
BufferBox 8/2012Seed$1M8
Citus Data 6/2012Seed$1.65M9
SlidePay 6/2012Seed$1.3M8
PlanGrid 5/2012Seed$1.1M9
Exec 5/2012Seed$3.3M14
Crowdtilt 5/2012Seed$2.1M14
Couple 5/2012Seed$4.2M13
Socialcam 4/2012Angel38
Custora 1/2012Seed10
Vidyard 11/2011Venture Round$1.65M7
Comprehend Systems 11/2011Seed$1.2M12
Egomotion 10/2011Seed$1.1M12
ZeroCater 8/2011Venture Round$1.5M15
drchrono 7/2011Seed$675k6
MemSQL 7/2011Seed$5M15
Livestar 6/2011Seed$2M11
Mailgun 5/2011Seed$1.1M6
Superb 5/2011Angel$1.6M15
Pebble 4/2011Angel$375k4
Zaarly 3/2011Seed$1M8
1000memories 2/2011Series A$2.52M8
Circle Inc 1/2011Angel$1M14
Leftronic 11/2010Seed$500k3
Path 11/2010Angel$2.5M28
Hipmunk 10/2010Seed$1M9
Opzi 9/2010Angel$1M9
Cue 8/2010Seed$700k9
AeroFS 8/2010Seed11
Rapportive 8/2010Seed$1M16
OwnLocal 6/2010Seed$1M18
NOWBOX 5/2010Angel12
MyLikes 4/2010Seed$630k11
RethinkDB 4/2010Seed$1.2M11
Crocodoc 4/2010Angel6
Optimizely 3/2010Angel$1.2M21
CarWoo! 1/2010Seed$300k13
Cardpool 1/2010Seed17
Y Combinator 3/2009Venture Round$2M4
Adioso 3/2009Seed$70k7
reMail 1/2009Seed3
Octopart 5/2008Seed$300k8
280 North 3/2008Angel$250k3
FriendFeed 2/2008Series A$5M3
AppJet 8/2007Angel$700k8
Weebly 5/2007Angel$650k5
Auctomatic 1/2007Angel$400k2
Infinity Box 4/2006Angel$100k2
Loomia 6/2005Seed$1M7



  1. Cloud Printing & Shipping Service Lob Raises $2.4 Million Seed Round ( [edit]
  2. Panorama Education Wants To Help Fix Schools With Surveys And Analytics, Gets $4M From Zuckerberg’s Startup:Education, Google Ventures And More ( [edit]
  3. URX Is A Brilliant Mobile Ad Service That Deeplinks Customers Right To Ecommerce App Product Pages ( [edit]
  4. DoorDash Raises $2.4M To Improve Food Delivery ( [edit]
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  6. Site Search Engine Creator Swiftype Raises $1.7M From A16Z, Others ( [edit]
  7. DrawChat Creator Launches His Mobile Ad Startup Namo Media, Raises $1.9M Round Led By Google Ventures ( [edit]
  8. YC-Backed Virool Raises $6.62 Million “Seed” Round To Help Make Videos Go Viral ( [edit]
  9. ZenPayroll Launches Cloud-Based Payroll Service With $6.1M In Seed Funding From CEOs At Yammer, Box, Yelp And Dropbox ( [edit]
  10. Red Tricycle Raises $1.5M in Series A Funding ( [edit]
  11. Twilio For Education Data, Clever, Lands $3M From Kevin Rose, Mike Maples & Ashton Kutcher, Now In 2K Schools ( [edit]
  12. Y Combinator-Backed Perfect Audience Makes Facebook Retargeting Easy (Even For Tech Bloggers), Raises $1.1M ( [edit]
  13. MyVR Raises $1.4M From YC, SV Angel, Chris Dixon To Attack The $85B Vacation Rental Industry ( [edit]
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  15. Y Combinator Alum Citus Data Wants To Make Scalable Data Analytics Accessible To Anyone ( [edit]
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  17. YC Alum/Construction Disruptor PlanGrid Nails $1.1M Seed Funding From Box, 500 Startups, And More ( [edit]
  18. Exec, The Mobile App For Errands, Adds Messaging (Oh, And Sam Altman Led Their Round) ( [edit]
  19. Group-Funding Service Crowdtilt Collects $2.1M In New Financing ( [edit]
  20. Yuri Milner, Dave Morin, SV Angel, CrunchFund And More Hook Up Pair With $4.2M ( [edit]
  21. Socialcam Nabs Angel Funding From The A-List: Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Laurene Powell Jobs, And More ( [edit]
  22. SV Angel, Founder Collective And Others Put $850K In Customer Retention SaaS Custora ( [edit]
  23. Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel Put $1.7M In The YouTube For Businesses, Vidyard ( [edit]
  24. Comprehend Systems Closes $1.2M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  25. Tagstand Raises $1.1 Million To Help Take NFC Mainstream ( [edit]
  26. ZeroCater Raises $1.5 Million For No-Hassle Office Lunches ( [edit]
  27. drchrono Raises Funding To Bring Medical Records To The iPad ( [edit]
  28. Y Combinator Alum MemSQL Raises $2.1 Million From Ashton Kutcher, SV Angel And More ( [edit]
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  30. Mailgun Raises $1.1 Million For Its ‘Twilio For Email’ ( [edit]
  31. Investors Cough Up $1.6 Million To Dine With Grubwithus, The Brilliant Social Dining Service ( [edit]
  32. Rejected By VCs, Pebble Watch Raises $3.8M on Kickstarter ( [edit]
  33. Zaarly Launches Realtime, Local Marketplace To The Public ( [edit]
  34. Greylock Invests $2.5 Million in 1000Memories (TCTV) ( [edit]
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  36. Leftronic Turns Any Startup Office into a Command Center ( [edit]
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  38. Travel Site Hipmunk Raises $1M Seed Funding ( [edit]
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  41. YC-Funded AeroFS: It's Like Dropbox, But it Runs Inside Your Firewall ( [edit]
  42. Gmail Plugin Rapportive Raises Over $1 Million From Gmail Creator, Many Others ( [edit]
  43. YComb's Seeing Interactive Raises Seed Round From Baseline, Buchheit, Schachter, and Lerer Ventures ( [edit]
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  45. MyLikes Raises $630,000 Seed Round, All From Ex-Googlers ( [edit]
  46. RethinkDB Raises $1.2 Million For Its Database For Solid-State Drives ( [edit]
  47. Crocodoc Raises Cash, Upgrades Web-based Document Review Service ( [edit]
  48. Optimizely A/B Tests Its Way To $1.2 Million In Funding From A Roster Of Top Angels ( [edit]
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  51. Y Combinator Gets The Sequoia Capital Seal Of Approval ( [edit]
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  53. Y Combinator's ReMail Finally Brings Full-Text Email Search To The iPhone ( [edit]
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  60. How Wufoo Turned A Profit In 9 Months By Selling Slick, Simple Forms – with Kevin Hale ( [edit]
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