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

Social Capital will no longer raise outside capital

Former Facebook executive turned venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya announced this morning that his firm, Social Capital, would no longer raise outside capital. The firm will transition into a technology holding company by the end of 2018 and will invest $50 million to $250 million off a “multi…

VC Firm Social Capital Says It's Not Taking More Outside Money

VC Firm Social Capital Says It's Not Taking More Outside Money

'Shame on the LPs': Insiders say the unravelling of Silicon Valley's hottest VC firm, Social Capital, could have been avoided

Social Capital's rupture has largely been blamed on the firm's charismatic co-founder, early Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya. However, some insiders speculate that the firm's troubles could have been avoided, had its limited partners intervened early on.  They also said that it's unlikely …

Secretive semiconductor startup Groq raises $52M from Social Capital

Groq has raised $52.3 million of a $60 million round, per an SEC filing. Social Capital co-founder and former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya, who’s listed on the filing, has participated in the funding. Presumably, Palihapitiya’s investment came from Social Capital; the firm, which has been…

Three former Social Capital partners are reportedly raising a $200M fund

Tribe Capital, the venture capital firm launched by Arjun Sethi, Jonathan Hsu and Ted Maidenber, a trio of former Social Capital partners, is reportedly raising $200 million for its first flagship venture capital fund.

The mass exodus at Social Capital continues

A series of departures continued this morning at Chamath Palihapitiya's VC firm, Social Capital, with Mike Ghaffary, a partner since August 2017, announcing he was moving on to focus on angel investing.
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