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University of Waterloo, BA 1999
Electrical Engineering

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Chamath Palihapitiya

Chamath Palihapitiya is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Social+Capital Partnership – a venture capital fund based in Palo Alto, CA that incubates and invests in breakthrough companies in healthcare, education, financial services, mobile and enterprise software.

Preceding his focus as an investor, Chamath was the longest tenured member of Facebook’s senior executive team and helped drive its ascension to one of the most important companies in the world.

Prior to Facebook, Chamath had leading roles at The Mayfield Fund, and Winamp

In addition to his focus at the fund, Chamath is Owner and Director of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors.

Chamath was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in Canada, and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Kahuna 10/2013Seed$2M9
Captricity 5/2013Series A$4.5M1
Kahuna 6/2012Seed7
Identified 6/2012Series B$21M10
Wave Accounting 5/2012Series B$12M6
Lumatic 2/2012Venture Round$800k5
shoply 1/2012Seed2
ecomom 12/2011Series A$4M19
HipWay 10/2011Angel$2.75M12
Treehouse 10/2011Seed$600k7
Tykoon 9/2011Seed$1.35M5
Yammer 9/2011Series D$17M2
GateGuru 6/2011Venture Round$800k9
Ostrovok 5/2011Series A$13.6M15
FiveStars Loyalty 4/2011Seed$2M6 2/2011Series A$4.4M6
Red Robot Labs 1/2011Angel$2M2 1/2011Series A$5M12
CloudOn 10/2010Seed$1.8M2
Top Prospect 2010Seed7



Chamath Palihapitiya - how we put Facebook on the path to 1 billion users

Added: 4/4/13

Fireside Chat with Chamath Palihapitiya at LAUNCH 2013

Added: 4/4/13

Chamath Palihapitiya Interview with Treehouse

Added: 4/4/13

Chamath’s interview with Robert Scoble

Added: 10/15/13


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  1. Kahuna Raises $2M To Help Mobile Marketers Get Smarter About Engaging Their Users ( [edit]
  2. Captricity Raises $4.5M in Venture Funding ( [edit]
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  4. Identified Hits 10M Users, Nabs $21M In Series B Funding ( [edit]
  5. Wave Accounting Raises $12M from Social+Capital Partnership, Charles River Ventures & OMERS Ventures ( [edit]
  6. Pedestrian Map App, Lumatic, Raises $800K From Joi Ito And 500 Startups ( [edit]
  7. Shoply Aims To Socialize Ecommerce, Raises Seed Funding From Top Notch Investors ( [edit]
  8. Health Conscious Mom Commerce Site Ecomom Raises A Healthy $4 Million ( [edit]
  9. HipWay Raises $2M; Completes $2.75k Angel Funding ( [edit]
  10. Web Design Community Treehouse Raises $600K From Reid Hoffman, Kevin Rose, And Others ( [edit]
  11. Tykoon Raises $1.4M To Help Parents Teach Kids Fiscal Responsibility ( [edit]
  12. Former Facebook VP Chamath Palihapitiya Leads $17M Round In Yammer ( [edit]
  13. Airport Info App GateGuru Launches On Android; Raises $800K ( [edit]
  14. Ostrovok Raises $13.6M in Series A Funding ( [edit]
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  19. AppToU gets $1.8M for mobile application startup ( [edit]
  20. Holy Start-Up Pileup! Social Networking Gets Professional. ( [edit]
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