At 8VC we’re heavily involved in outreach throughout the technical community. These efforts are key to our central mission of fixing a broken world with game changing technical solutions.

Fellowship Program

The 8VC Fellowship is an immersive 3-month internship program that places undergraduate students into the world’s most innovative startups.


    Design Accelerator

    Design is a bridge between man and machine, transitioning analog experiences to digital ones. Exceptional design and engineering will produce compelling products and ultimately, successful companies.

    Whitespace helps 8VC portfolio companies build their design teams. The Whitespace Design Fellowship is a selective program connecting product designers with rising tech startups in Silicon Valley.

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    Data Science

    We view data science as a powerful tool for making decisions. Data gives us the ability to harness past experiences and knowledge to understand and predict future events. With enough data – such as the microbiome of thousands of people or flight data from electric VTOL aircraft – we can quickly develop new and crucial answers to give our companies an edge in moving quickly in the right direction.

    From high-level questions to detailed problems, our resident data scientist Francisco Gimenez can give you hands-on help.




    Argive’s mission is to power a transparent rule making process that is accountable and accessible to all. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, they work with government to supply free technical resources that make it easy to manage regulations, visualize their impacts, and communicate with citizens on important policy decisions.

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    Thorn joins forces with the sharpest minds from tech, non-profit, government and law enforcement. They work to stop the spread of child sexual abuse material and stand up to child traffickers. They’re also uncovering new kinds of abuse, and fighting those too.

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    Grey Space

    Grey Space is a place to share and learn from uncomfortable workplace situations that threaten professional success.

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    Silicon Valley Self-Regulation

    Silicon Valley Self-Regulation promotes fairness, transparency, and innovation through education, resources, and community organization. We work to find the best ways to do business and spread that knowledge to everybody working in the tech world.

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      8VC has put aside 10% of its base carry to thank allies with dollars at work. Those who help our companies succeed, refer great companies, or help us win deals will be given gifts of tens of thousands of dollars at work in individual companies. If we are as successful as before, this will generate tens of millions of dollars of upside for our community. We are pioneering this new model, and we are still getting feedback on how to best implement it in practice, but the core idea is to say "thank you" to our community and to align incentives to help us build incredible companies.

      Per-Deal Upside

      As part of our per-deal upside program, Joe Lonsdale will be matching the per-deal grants 1:1 with anyone in our community who wants to donate their upside to a philanthropy of their choice. We are also looking for other ways to work philanthropy and impact into our DNA, and are working with ONE HOPE Wine and other philanthropic allies to make giving back to our community a core part of our fund's culture.

      Philanthropy Collaboration

      At 8VC, we work to help companies transform global industries, including government, healthcare, finance, and many others. Having investors at the top of these industries is extremely valuable. We are lucky to have leaders of global banks, the biggest hedge and private equity funds, and a wide swath of global executives and government leaders as limited partners and friends. Industry leaders make up a large and important part of the community that enables us to help entrepreneurs fix the world.

      Industry Leaders

      We work closely with a variety of other technology funds and partners at top venture firms, and we are glad to share notes and have a positive sum relationship with them. Our co-investors include many partners, including the four partners at Founders Fund, Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz and others at a16z, Ping Li and others at Accel, Aydin Senkut and others at Felicis, Josh Kushner, Jared Weinstein and others at Thrive, and several friends at LightSpeed, Social+, and other great funds.

      Technology Fund Co-Investors

      Our success comes from our team, our investment principles, and our community. Our fellow investors, entrepreneurs, advisors, friends, and other allies in the community all play a major role in how we source deals, learn about markets, and succeed as venture capitalists.

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