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.

Type
Investor
HQ
San Francisco, US
Founded
2012
Social Starts was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People 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
Bob Wu

Bob Wu

Venture Partner
Charles Smith

Charles Smith

Venture Partner
Tony Peccatiello

Tony Peccatiello

Principal

Social Starts Office Locations

Social Starts has an office in San Francisco

Social Starts Investment Portfolio

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Social Starts News and Updates

Original Stitch launches its AI shirt-fitting tool out of beta

Original Stitch, a startup that lets men create custom shirts online, brought its tool for measuring clothes using machine learning out of beta today. Called Bodygram, the system is designed to let a man take a photo of his favorite button-down and turn the measurements into a custom shirt. Bodygram…

Meet the tech company that wants to make you even more addicted to your phone

 Dopamine Labs aims to give any app the same addictive power that Facebook, Zynga and others have spent millions to perfect. Now, armed with $1 million in seed funding and some initial data that they’re experiments in mind control actually work, Dopamine Labs is spending money to boost its staff and…

Astronomer raises $3.5M to make data analytics more accessible

 Astronomer aims to ease the pain around data analytics. Collecting data is just part of the operation. After the data has been collected, it needs to be assembled and organized and sometimes that’s the most time-consuming part of the process. Astronomer says its solution helps with this process, fr…

How open-sourcing your code base can kickstart growth

Newsfeeds are notoriously hard to build. They have to show the right things to the right users at the right time. Oh, and be tailored to the user’s personal behaviour and interests of course. Newsfeeds have become the core component of successful products like Facebook and Twitter. However, it’s not…

Binded raises another $950K for its copyright-protecting tools

 Binded aims to make it easier for photographers to protect their intellectual property by creating a permanent record of their copyright in a public database, namely the blockchain. The startup was previously known as Blockai, but it’s rebranding today — the new name is meant to focus less on techn…

Betaworks-backed Dexter launches DIY bot machine

Dexter is opening its bot platform today for people to create bots for Slack, Facebook Messenger, and SMS. You can make your own bot with The Lab, Dexter’s bot creation machine, and the startup team also makes bots for businesses like DigitasLBi, McCann, and other clients. Dexter is a graduate of bo…
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