Chamath Palihapitiya

Founder at Social Capital

Chamath Palihapitiya Bio

Chamath Palihapitiya, the founder of Social Capital, is known for making significant investments in groundbreaking ideas, technologies, and individuals. Social Capital fosters entrepreneurship at all levels, and its unconventional fund structure enables it to strongly support its beliefs and provide entrepreneurs with the necessary resources and opportunities to thrive.

Before establishing Social Capital, Chamath was an integral part of Facebook’s senior executive team in its early days, where he spearheaded the creation and launch of new platforms that contributed to the company’s impressive global expansion.

Earlier in his career, Chamath held prominent positions at The Mayfield Fund, AOL, and Winamp. Born in Sri Lanka, he was raised in Canada and earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

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Chamath Palihapitiya Current Work

  • Social Capital Founder

Chamath Palihapitiya Previous Work

Chamath Palihapitiya Education

  • University of Waterloo, B.A.Sc., Electrical Engineering, First Class Honours, 1994 - 1999

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