Startups powered by science

We back scientist entrepreneurs working at the intersections of technology, biology, materials, and energy. Our companies are creating anti-matter space propulsion, biofabricated leather, and more. Join us in building a future powered by science.

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Funding

Early Stage Science

Breakout Labs is a fund within the Thiel Foundation that supports early stage companies as they transition radical scientific discoveries out of the lab and into the market.

Supporting

Scientist Entrepreneurs

Since 2012, our team has worked with more than 30 companies; deep science startups with strong commercial potential.

What we do

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Funding

We provide grants up to $500,000 to promising science startups. If you raise funds later, the grants are exchanged for equity.

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Support

We join your team. We’ll be your biggest fan and your most direct critics, because you don’t have time to waste.

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Network

Access to an elite network of investors, partners, and resources to help you build your business.

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Community

We connect you with other Breakout Labs founders who have faced similar challenges and are always eager to share their experiences.


Exposure

We help drive press attention when you hit milestones and regularly host showcase events for you to meet investors and strategic partners.