founder (v.) Look up founder at Dictionary.com
early 14c., from Old French fondrer "collapse; submerge, sink, fall to the bottom," from fond "bottom," from Latin fundus "bottom, foundation" (see fund (n.)). Related: Foundered; foundering.
founder (n.1) Look up founder at Dictionary.com
"one who establishes, one who sets up or institutes something," mid-14c., from Anglo-French fundur, Old French fondeor, from Latin fundator, agent noun from fundare (see found (v.1)).
founder (n.2) Look up founder at Dictionary.com
"one who casts metal," c.1400, agent noun from found (v.2).