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Social Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Ashley Carroll Chamath Palihapitiya Mamoon Hamid Ted Maidenberg


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Total investments 442
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 293
Rounds per year 40.18
Lead investments 73
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 63
Key employees 10
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Health Care
  • SaaS
  • Enterprise Software
  • FinTech

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

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Early is Good

Health Care
$4M02 Nov 2022 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Harvesting Inc

Big Data
Emerging Markets
Predictive Analytics
$4M25 Aug 2022 Fremont, California, United States


$23M24 Aug 2022 -


Financial Services
17 Aug 2022 Houston, Texas, United States


Big Data
Cloud Computing
Health Care
Information Services
Information Technology
$35M27 Jul 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Health Care
$205M12 Jul 2022 Salem, Oregon, United States


Information Technology
Smart Cities
$25M18 May 2022 Berkeley, California, United States


$46M12 May 2022 Mountain View, California, United States


Information Technology
$55M05 May 2022 San Francisco, California, United States
MasterClass co-founder’s raises $30M for affordable, virtual college courses

–, 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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