Social Starts

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
San Francisco, US (HQ)
San Francisco
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Social Starts Online and Social Media Presence

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Social Starts Blogs

Inception with Richard Lin, CEO of Thryve

Managing Partner Mike Edelhart talks with Richard Lin, CEO of Thryve, the first gut health company to provide personalized probiotics and microbiome testing.

Where We Are Investing Now: Next Gen Food and Drink

Food and drink are not only digital products, but also new expressions of the emerging science of health and happiness.

Inception with Shiv Gaglani, CEO of Osmosis

Managing Partner Mike Edelhart talks with Shiv Gagliani, co-founder and CEO of Osmosis, a company that empowers the world's clinicians and caregivers with the best learning experience possible.

3 Mindset Shifts To Prepare For The Transformative Power Of Blockchain And Emerging Technologies

To fully realize the potential of blockchain and other technologies that will shape tomorrow, we must shift our thinking.

Where We Are Investing Now: Digital Brands

Digitally Native Brands must deliver a generational opportunity to invest in a massive shift in global consumption habits.

Artificial Intelligence, Bona Fide Fraud

The machine learning model itself is only a small part of the product, and thus a small part of any company you might be considering for investment.
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Social Starts Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Social Starts founded?

    Social Starts was founded in 2012.

  • Who are Social Starts key executives?

    Social Starts's key executives are Mike Edelhart, William Lohse and Maria Zhang.

  • Where is Social Starts headquarters?

    Social Starts headquarters is located at San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Social Starts offices?

    Social Starts has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Social Starts have?

    Social Starts has 1 office.