Bruce Gibney is a partner at Founders Fund, with a focus on growth-stage investing. Bruce previously managed a public equities portfolio and later served as General Counsel and Managing Director, Operations at Clarium Capital Management LLC, a global macro hedge fund. Prior to Clarium, Bruce reviewed opportunities for Peter Thiel’s portfolio (including, with partner Ken Howery, the first investment in Facebook). After leaving Clarium, he was a consultant to financial firms and start-ups, including Founders Fund and several of its portfolio companies. He began his career as a securities litigator at Heller Ehrman. Bruce holds a BS in STS/IE from Stanford University (where he and his family made an early investment in Confinity, which became PayPal) and a JD from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a managing editor of the Law Review.