Jeff Lonsdale is Managing Director, Asia at Founders Fund. He spearheads the firm’s Asia efforts, looking for opportunities to invest in startups in the fastest growing major economic region in the world. He is particularly fond of companies that bypass rent-seeking business models and benefit both consumers and investors.
Prior to joining Founders Fund, Jeff spent a decade at West Coast global macro hedge funds, most recently as a Portfolio Manager at Cabezon Investment Group and before that in research and trading at Clarium Capital Management, finding investment opportunities in world markets. He also invested in and advised various startups during his time in Silicon Valley. Jeff has long-term interests in economics and strategy. He graduated with a degree in Bioengineering: ABET from the University of California at San Diego.