Social Starts is a $60M+ venture capital partnership that invests in the moment-of-inception and Series A financing rounds of companies that leverage social and mobile technologies to drive generational changes in consumer and business behavior. We call this The Social Construct and believe it represents an innovation and disruption opportunity on par with the Industrial Revolution.

We invest in 4 primary areas: work platforms, Internet of Things software, content and commerce. Across these areas we focus on analytics, data security and health care technology.

Our team has developed dominant media, research and tech companies in the 3 modern tech revolutions – PC, Internet and Social. Our portfolio companies benefit from the resulting rich perspective and world-class connections, a mutually supportive community of more than 170 fellow startups, and support from our LPs, who include leading figures in software development, marketing and media from 3 continents.

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TypeInvestor
HQSan Francisco, US
Founded2012
Websitesocialstarts.com
Social Starts was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US
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Key People/Management at Social Starts

Mike Edelhart

Mike Edelhart

Managing Partner
William Lohse

William Lohse

General Partner
Maria Zhang

Maria Zhang

Venture Partner
Jim Louderback

Jim Louderback

Venture Partner
Jon Gosier

Jon Gosier

Venture Partner
Jun Li

Jun Li

Venture Partner
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Social Starts Office Locations

Social Starts has an office in San Francisco
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Social Starts Blogs

Our Three Flavors of Investment

The “flavor” of each of our investments.depend on our perspective and expectation of the company.

Checklist for Quitting Your Day Job

For every Stanford dropout counting their money, there are thousands of ill-informed and ill-timed jumps that erase decades of forward progress.

Why We Love Our Work

Hear directly from our diverse and knowledgeable team about our favorite elements of working with such a unique and flexible fund.

What Makes Our Fund Unique?

Hear directly from our team about what we think makes Social Starts and our sister fund, Joyance Partners, unique.

New Vertical SaaS Investment Areas: Dirty but Good

Two business segments in particular illustrate the scale of the opportunities we can find in vertical SAAS: construction and agriculture.

Logic and Infrastructure in the Crypto Craze

“Were it not for the power of irrationality, cryptocurrencies would likely be an obscure asset class circling the extreme fringes of the financial world and anarchist chatrooms.”
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Social Starts Company Life and Culture

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