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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HQSan Francisco, US
Cybersecurity ratingDMore
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

Founding Partner
Jun Deng

Jun Deng

Investment Partner
Anna King

Anna King

Charles C. Smith

Charles C. Smith

Venture Partner
Holly Jacobus

Holly Jacobus

Investment Partner
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Social Starts Office Locations

Social Starts has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
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Social Starts Online and Social Media Presence

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Social Starts Blogs

What We Look For In Deep Science Pitch Decks

Venture Partner Michio Painter gives actionable suggestions to help you put your best foot forward when building a pitch deck for evaluation.

Inception with Matt Angle, CEO of Paradromics

Managing Partner Mike Edelhart talks with Matt Angle, CEO of Paradromics, the first high-bandwidth data interface between brains and computers.

Inception with Oded Kraft, CEO of Gray Matters

Managing Partner Mike Edelhart talks with Oded Kraft, CEO of Gray Matters, developing a digital therapeutics solution for treating mental and neurological disorders.

COVID-19 Edition: Individual Health in the Time of the Pandemic

Managing Partner Mike Edelhart shares our unique VC perspective on how COVID has driven a fundamental alteration of the individual health landscape.

Inception with Nell Luo, CEO of Folia Health

Managing Partner Mike Edelhart talks with Nell Luo, CEO of Folia Health, harnessing the power of patient and caregiver experiences to enable individuals to live their healthiest lives.

COVID-19 Edition: Enhatch Launches Mobile Application to Allow Medical Device Sales Reps Remote Access into Operating Rooms

Our portfolio company Enhatch’s new app allows medical device sales reps safe, secure mobile access into operating rooms.
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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 Jun Deng.

  • 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.