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, CA, US
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Social Starts was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, US

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Key People/Management at Social Starts

William Lohse

William Lohse

Founding Partner
Mike Edelhart

Mike Edelhart

Managing Partner
Jun Deng

Jun Deng

Investment Partner
Jim Louderback

Jim Louderback

Venture Partner
Holly Jacobus

Holly Jacobus

Investment Partner
Nicole Staudinger

Nicole Staudinger

Marketing Director
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Social Starts Office Locations

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

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Social Starts Blogs

Inception with Sumit Sinha, CEO of Phable

Managing Partner Mike Edelhart talks with Sumit Sinha, CEO of Phable, an innovative at-home healthcare app simplifying life for both patients and doctors through monitoring, reminders, and doctor intervention.

Inception with Ashish Rawat, CEO of Oga Fit

Managing Partner Mike Edelhart talks with Ashish Rawat, CEO of Oga Fit, a fully interactive fitness platform where users get a boutique studio workout experience led by world-famous trainers from the comfort of their own homes.

Inception with Dr. Franziska Leonhardt, Co-Founder of Ave + Edam

Managing Partner Mike Edelhart talks with Dr. Franziska Leonhardt, co-founder of Ave + Edam, creating personalized, clean, and vegan skincare backed by advanced technologies and dermatological expertise.

Covid and the Winter of Our Discontent

How can emerging businesses move forward when everything is locked down? Managing Partner Mike Edelhart gives actionable advice for traversing challenging times.

The Health and Happiness Gift Guide: Fitness and Self Care

Fantastic fitness and self-care products guaranteed to surprise and delight.

The Health and Happiness Gift Guide: Fashion and Skincare

Photo by Logan Fisher on Unsplash ‘Tis the season to be shopping – th…
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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 William Lohse, Mike Edelhart 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.