Geoff Lewis is a Partner at Founders Fund. Named by Forbes as one of the top venture capital investors in the world on the 2016 Midas Brink List, he is focused on backing the founders of transformative companies across a wide range of emerging sectors. Geoff was an early lead investor in the now-mainstream on-demand services, mobile commerce, and fin tech sectors; being among the first to back companies such as Lyft, Wish, and Nubank. He is also known for leading the first venture capital investment in the legal cannabis sector.
Prior to joining Founders Fund in 2012, Geoff was a founder himself. As Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Topguest, he created a loyalty software platform that counted United Airlines, Hilton Worldwide, and Standard Hotels as clients. Topguest was then acquired in an eight figure transaction less than two years after Geoff founded the company. Earlier in his career, Geoff served as a Vice President at a global macro hedge fund, a management consultant, and a Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble.
Geoff is a regular expert commentator on entrepreneurship and technology for BLOOMBERG, CNBC, and FOX BUSINESS. He is also a frequent speaker at events such as SXSW and DISRUPT.
Born and raised in Canada, Geoff received his Bachelor of Commerce degree with First Class Honors from Queen’s University at Kingston.