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$25,000+ Quarterly
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4-8 Quarters
Management Fee
2% per year over 10 years
Carry
20%
Admin Fee (annualized)
$2.5k + 0.2% of contributed capital
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Note from Jude Gomila

Background on me

I am Founder & CEO of Golden (backed by a16z, Founders Fund, Giga Fund, DCVC, and others), where we are building a protocol for knowledge. I previously co-founded Heyzap, which sold to a public company in a deal reported at $45M. I went through Y Combinator in 2009 and have attended every single Demo Day since then, taking detailed notes on which companies I would back, which ones I would not then looking back on which ones turned out to work. I have a Master’s degree in Engineering from the Gonville and Caius, University of Cambridge where I learned everything from Stirling engines to design to how the eye functions and manufacturing of the world’s products.

Index core world problems

Many times I will think on a thesis for 10+ years before I come across the correct market timing to be the first cheque into the company. I have thousands of startups in my head that I’m either waiting for, seeking, shaping or in the case of Golden - building. In a nutshell, the objective is to solve the world’s largest problems via backing and building the best founding teams.

Early cheques in the right companies

  1. Ginkgo Bioworks — 2014 Seed. Custom organisms. Synthetic biology’s first unicorn.
  2. Airtable — 2013 Seed. Hybrid spreadsheet database. Unicorn with Series C. Valued $11.7B in 2021.
  3. Gusto — 2012 Seed. HR software. Unicorn with Series C. Valued $9.5B in 2021.
  4. Carta — Cap table management. Unicorn with Series E. Valued $7.4B in 2021.
  5. Benchling — 2014 Seed. R&D cloud platform. Unicorn with Series E. Valued $6.1B in 2021.
  6. Relativity Space — 2016 Seed. 3D printed rockets. Unicorn with Series D. Valued $4.2B in 2021.
  7. Ironclad — 2015 Seed. Intelligent contract management. Unicorn with Series E. Valued $3.2B in 2022.
  8. Mercury — 2017 Seed. Digital banking for startups. Unicorn with Series B. Valued $1.6B in 2021.
  9. Astra — Satellite delivery and launch services. Went public at $2.1B in 2021.
  10. Calm — Meditation and sleep app. Mental health’s first unicorn. Valued $2.2B in 2020.
  11. Solugen — 2017 Seed. No-emissions chemical production. Unicorn with Series C. Valued $1.8B in 2021.
  12. Boom Supersonic — 2016 Seed. Commercial supersonic planes. Unicorn with Series C.
  13. Astranis — 2016 Seed. Next generation internet satellites. Unicorn with Series C. Valued $1.4B in 2021.
  14. Human Interest — 2015 Seed. SMB 401(k) provider. Unicorn with Series D. Valued $1B in 2021.
  15. Apollo — 2016 Seed. All-in-one sales intelligence and engagement. $110M Series C.
  16. Codat — 2019 Pre-Seed. Universal API for small business data. $100M Series C.
  17. Superhuman — Email reimagined. $75M Series C.
  18. Cleartax — 2014 Seed. India’s largest tax and financial services software platform. $75M raised in 2021.
  19. Lively — 2018 Seed. Modern health savings account provider. $27M Series B. Top YC company.
  20. Ledger Insurance — 2017 Seed. An open insurance system that connects risk to capital. $75M Series B. Top YC company.

Investment & build areas

  • Company tech - things that run companies and make the more efficient and powerful
  • Knowledge systems - things that log human knowledge into organized systems
  • Robotics - things that automate physical work
  • Synthetic biology / bio eng - things that unlock biology as a medium
  • Business intelligence - things that unlock the potential of data
  • Business process automation - things that make business processes more efficient
  • General automation - any form of scalable automation
  • Modern food production
  • Manufacturing with synthetic biology (see my 2012 post)
  • Opening up space (see my 2012 blog post)
  • Transport - things that get us from A to B faster and cleaner
  • Clean X - making our building and working cleaner for the earth and beyond
  • Web3, crypto, decentralization - reorganization of systems into web3 principles and more economically efficient systems.
  • Area 52 - secret stuff here
  • New areas that don’t have names yet

Thesis-driven + operator perspective

  • Early cheques into the most important companies of the future
  • Founder driven, founder mindset and tips
  • Building centric
  • Winner takes all and monopoly plays
  • Network effect and moat centric
  • Portfolio mix of ‘obvious’ plays and ‘moon shots’

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Jude Gomila

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Subscription Start Date
July 1, 2024
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$25,000
Minimum Subscription Period
4 Quarters
Management Fee
Investors pay management fees of 2% per year for the first 10 years. Management fees are taken as a percentage of the total committed capital. The total management fee is paid out quarterly over the first four years of the fund's life.
Carry
Twenty percent (20%)
Admin Fee (annualized)
$2.5k + 0.2% of contributed capital
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Jude Gomila's personal subscription per quarter will be at least $20,000. Jude Gomila will satisfy their GP commitment in part by waiving 80% of management fees otherwise owed to them by the fund.

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