Social Capital

Founded 2011
Founders Ashley Carroll Chamath Palihapitiya Mamoon Hamid Ted Maidenberg

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Total investments 305
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$14M
Portfolio companies 274
Rounds per year 30.50
Lead investments 57
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.31
Exits 59
Key employees 10
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
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Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Health Care
  • Enterprise Software
  • Mobile
Summary

Social Capital is the famous VC, which was founded in 2011. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Palo Alto. The company was established in North America in United States.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Slack Technologies, Flatiron Health, Box. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Education, Apps.

The fund was created by Chamath Palihapitiya, Mamoon Hamid, Ted Maidenberg. Besides them, we counted 10 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The important activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 25-48 deals per year. The typical startup value when the investment from Social Capital is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 5 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Comparing to the other companies, this Social Capital performs on 19 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2014.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Social Capital, startups are often financed by Techstars, SV Angel, LAUNCH. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are General Catalyst, Andreessen Horowitz, Precursor Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Flock Ltd.

Automotive
Autonomous Vehicles
Big Data
FinTech
Fleet Management
Insurance
InsurTech
Software
1
$17M29 Jul 2021 United Kingdom, London

Saber Labs

Financial Services
Information Technology
1
$7M27 Jul 2021

Berkshire Grey

Artificial Intelligence
Industrial Automation
Robotics
Software
n/a
$165M22 Jul 2021 United States, " United States"}

Price.com

Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
E-Commerce
Shopping
Software
1
$10M31 Mar 2021 United States, San Francisco

Metromile

Artificial Intelligence
Auto Insurance
Automotive
Automotive Insurance
Big Data
Financial Services
Financial Software
FinTech
Insurance
InsurTech
Internet
Machine Learning
Mobile Apps
SaaS
Transportation
n/a
$170M10 Feb 2021 United States, San Francisco

Lyte

E-Commerce
Event Management
Events
Internet
Social Media
Ticketing
1
$33M17 Dec 2020 United States, San Francisco

Juggle Jobs

Professional Services
Recruiting
SaaS
Software
1
$15M05 Nov 2020 United Kingdom, London

Syapse

Big Data
Bioinformatics
Cloud Computing
Health Care
Information Services
Information Technology
SaaS
1
$30M28 May 2020 United States, San Francisco

UrbanFootprint

Analytics
Collaboration
GovTech
Information Technology
Smart Cities
Software
1
$11M13 Feb 2020 United States, Berkeley
News
MasterClass co-founder’s Outlier.org raises $30M for affordable, virtual college courses

– Outlier.org, a startup offering intro-level college courses online at a relatively affordable price, raised $30m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Reach Capital and joined by existing investors including Social Capital, First Round Capital, and others.
– The company plans to expand its course offerings to 14 by the end of 2022.

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