backing founders at the Outset

AI practitioners investing in AI, deeptech, future of work

Backed by unicorn founders and AI researchers at OpenAI, Google, DeepMind

Adam D’Angelo

Co-founder/CEO, Quora

Drew Houston

Co-founder/CEO, Dropbox

Akshay Kothari

Co-founder/COO, Notion

Dorothy Chou

Head of Public Affairs, Google DeepMind

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Co-founder, Dreamworks

Jonathan Frankle, PhD

Chief Scientist, MosaicML

Christina Kim

Member of Technical Staff, OpenAI

Arash Ferdowsi

Co-founder, Dropbox

Raphael Gontijo Lopes

Research Scientist, Google DeepMind

Joel Lehman

Former Research Scientist, OpenAI

Kevin Hartz

Co-founder, Eventbrite

Allie K. Miller

AI Entrepreneur, Advisor, and Investor

Josh Ma

Co-founder, Airplane Former CTO, Benchling

Charles Songhurst

Former Head of Strategy, Microsoft

Amjad Masad

Co-founder/CEO, Replit

Andy Coravos

Co-founder/CEO, HumanFirst

Jason Tan

Founder, Sift

David Dohan

Member of Technical Staff, OpenAI

Led by AI practitioners
and YC founders

Together, we write $25-500K checks into early-stage companies building in AI, deeptech, and future of work.

Ali Rohde

General Partner,

Outset Capital

Kanjun Qiu

General Partner,

Outset Capital

CEO, Imbue

Josh Albrecht

General Partner,

Outset Capital

CTO, Imbue

Theo

Chief Happiness Officer, Outset Capital

What our founders say

I'm a solo founder, so their support has been a game-changer. They are my first call.
Michelle Lee, PhD
Founder, Medra
Having Ali, Kanjun and Josh on your cap table is a superpower. They're incredibly trustworthy, high integrity and super-smart operators. More than anything, they're good people that take good care of their founders.
Niya Dragova
CEO, Candor
Single highest value add investors on our cap table so far.
Banks Hunter
CEO, Charge Robotics
I'm a solo founder, so their support has been a game-changer. They are my first call.
Michelle Lee, PhD
Founder, Medra
Having Ali, Kanjun and Josh on your cap table is a superpower. They're incredibly trustworthy, high integrity and super-smart operators. More than anything, they're good people that take good care of their founders.
Niya Dragova
CEO, Candor
Single highest value add investors on our cap table so far.
Banks Hunter
CEO, Charge Robotics

Bringing people together

Community has always been important to us. Previously, we built the Archive, a co-living house of 22 founders, engineers, and researchers (featured on the Today Show!).
Now, we host monthly events, including small AI dinners, fireside chats, and Builder Hours for folks thinking about starting something new. If you’re in the Bay Area, join us.