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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HQ
Palo Alto, US
Founded
2011
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

We have new details about the VC firm being started by the Social Capital defectors — including its official name

There's a new tech investing firm emerging in Silicon Valley. Called Tribe Capital, the early-stage venture firm is made up of three founding partners who recently quit Social Capital. Social Capital, the young venture firm founded by early Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya, has been bleedin…

Three Partners Leave Venture Firm Social Capital Amid Strategy Changes

Chamath Palihapitiya's venture firm says it will double down on its data-driven investment approach.

Social Capital’s Palihapitiya: The ‘Great Unwind’ Of The VC Aristocracy Is Coming

“Massively overrated” VC firms are only offering a limited embrace of diversity, according to Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya, speaking at CB Insights’ A-Ha! Conference this week. Their efforts to date have been little more than a “small iteration on the past.” But the firms …

Social Capital’s Palihapitiya On What’s Wrong With Social Media

Chamath Palihapitiya isn’t backing down. Following 48 hours of media attention for his contentious comments about social media “ripping apart the social fabric of how society works,” the Social Capital co-founder and former Facebook exec discussed his take on stage …

Sandhya Venkatachalam joins Social Capital’s growth investing team

Social Capital has added Sandhya Venkatachalam as a partner focused on its growth equity investing. Previously, she was a co-founding partner at investment adviser firm Centerview Capital Technology. And she previously led Skype's advertising and monetization before and after its sale to Microsoft, …

Turmoil comes to Social Capital with second high-level departure possible: Reports

Social Capital last week confidently sold shares of its Social Capital Hedosophia, now reports are accumulating of trouble at the firm, with its venture operations unsettled.
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Social Capital Company Life and Culture

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