Social Capital

If life were a race, it’s fair to say that the starting lines at birth are unevenly distributed. Billions of people never have a real shot at a purposeful and productive life because of insurmountable hurdles like access to quality education and basic healthcare. The byproduct of this is an increasingly entrenched establishment that favors its own and tilts the system towards a few versus the many. It’s a system that can no longer optimize around the best and brightest. And when people are deprived of an opportunity to excel and contribute, we all lose.
We believe this status quo is unacceptable. At Social Capital, our mission is to advance humanity by solving the world’s hardest problems. By harnessing technology to address core human needs, we aim to drive a bottom-up redistribution of power, capital and opportunity. To achieve this, we’re building a new kind of company and a platform for empowering brilliant entrepreneurs and breakthrough products. We are technologists and invest our capital and expertise across the company lifecycle, from promising early stage startups to transformational public companies. And where we see important problems that aren’t being solved, we are unafraid to start companies ourselves.
The change we seek won’t happen overnight. This is a decades-long endeavor, and the work will never be done. Success can only come if we live by a stringent and unapologetic set of values. These values are reflected in the company we’re building and the entrepreneurs we choose to partner with.

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TypeInvestor
HQPalo Alto, US
Founded2011
Websitesocialcapital.com
Social Capital was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, US

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Key People/Management at Social Capital

Chamath Palihapitiya

Chamath Palihapitiya

Founder & CEO
Ashley Carroll

Ashley Carroll

Partner
Adam Nelson

Adam Nelson

Partner
Sandhya Venkatachalam

Sandhya Venkatachalam

Partner
Ashley Mayer

Ashley Mayer

Partner
Jay Zaveri

Jay Zaveri

Partner
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Social Capital Office Locations

Social Capital has an office in Palo Alto
Palo Alto, US (HQ)
120 Hawthorne Ave
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Social Capital News and Updates

What Is Social Capital And Why Do We Need It As We Age?

To avoid isolation and loneliness as we age, we all need to continually nurture our "social capital." These assets take the form of relationships that will cushion us from the potential for ending up isolated and lonely in later life.

Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. Announces Date of Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to Approve Business Combination with Virgin Galactic

NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/—Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. ("SCH") announced today that it will hold its extraordinary general meeting (the "Extraordinary General Meeting") at 12:30 p.m., Eastern Time, on October 23, 2019, to approve, among other things, the previously...

Social Capital reincarnated

Social Capital tried to disrupt VC and fell apart. Tribe Capital is picking up the pieces.

Kingfisher Capital's Ulrike Miles Builds Social Capital through Civic Engagement

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Kingfisher Capital, a leading investment management firm since 1989, is successfully building social capital through thoughtful, civic engagement. Ulrike Miles, who leads Kingfisher's community outreach and philanthropic initiatives, has...

Family Businesses: Social Capital Is Key To Successful Succession Planning

The process of passing down a business from one generation to the next can be difficult, which is why you need the right advisor who understands how to support the existing social capital, as well as provide an outside perspective and help put into place a system of governance that strengthens it.

Canvas Ventures hires former Social Capital GP Mike Ghaffary

Mike Ghaffary left Social Capital in August, shortly before the firm announced it would no longer raise outside capital.
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Social Capital Online and Social Media Presence

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Social Capital Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Social Capital founded?

    Social Capital was founded in 2011.

  • Who are Social Capital key executives?

    Social Capital's key executives are Chamath Palihapitiya, Ashley Carroll and Adam Nelson.

  • Where is Social Capital headquarters?

    Social Capital headquarters is located at 120 Hawthorne Ave, Palo Alto.

  • Where are Social Capital offices?

    Social Capital has an office in Palo Alto.

  • How many offices does Social Capital have?

    Social Capital has 1 office.