Luke Nosek is an American entrepreneur of Polish descent. Nosek received a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During college in the summer of 1995, he cofounded SponsorNet New Media, Inc., along with fellow UIUC students Max Levchin and Scott Banister. Nosek then worked for Netscape Communications Corporation. In 1998, with Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, and Ken Howery, Nosek co-founded PayPal and was its vice president of marketing. After PayPal went public and was sold to eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002, Nosek left PayPal to pursue travel and angel investing. In 2005, Nosek started Founders Fund with Peter Thiel and Ken Howery, a $500m under management early stage venture fund. In 2009, Nosek joined Halcyon Molecular, a Founders Fund portfolio company pursuing a novel approach to ultra fast complete genome sequencing, as President. He is currently chairman of Halcyon Molecular. Luke Nosek currently sits on the boards of SpaceX, Pathway Genomics, and Halcyon Molecular.

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