We helped launch and run the Thiel Fellowship, working alongside Peter Thiel to identify and work with young founders building new technology. 1517 exists to scale that knowledge discovering exceptional talent.Learn about our Thesis and Story
“You believed in me first."
"1517 has financed the best education I've ever received."
“I shared [with a referred founder] why Alex and
I feel strongly that 1517’s capital was the best
seed money we took and has carried the most
weight through our early journey).”
“Yay!! I’m so happy :) Thanks for making all this
possible by giving me the means to not go into
consulting and start working on my company
right out of college!”
“Though 1517 didn't invest, they really care to help in any other way they can. Most VC's who pass give the generic 'let me know if I can be helpful in other ways'.... Danielle and Michael start being helpful right away and don't wait for you to ask. If you can get them as investors, you'll be in great hands. They rock!”
“Danielle was extremely transparent and straightforward, which was unlike the overwhelming majority of venture capitalists that we spoke to in Silicon Valley. We, as well as any other company, would be lucky to have Danielle, Michael,and the entire 1517 team on our side.”
We work with young hackers, makers, scientists, and founders working outside of tracked institutions all over the world.Meet our portfolio Companies
We’re making $50k investments in idea/R&D-stage teams that want to work outside of school in the fall.Read story
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