Our mission

Social Capital is a technology investing platform whose mission is to build the future.  

We do this by identifying emerging technology trends, partnering with entrepreneurs that are solving some of the world's hardest problems, and applying their solutions towards substantial commercial outcomes. Our approach is to back these founders at the earliest possible stage, often before our peers. Social Capital’s returns place it among the top technology investors in the industry.

What's next

We believe the next decade of technology innovation will create multiple $10T markets as computer science is applied to new fields solving the world’s hardest problems.

This includes critical areas of the economy ranging from deep tech, where recent advances in frontier technologies can now be commercialized into sustainable businesses, to life sciences, where drug discovery is moving out of the realm of PhDs and chemists into the hands of computer scientists, to the global energy transition, where the world’s need for sustainable energy will drive new waves of innovation.  

In recent years, Social Capital has studied, experimented, and deployed capital into each of these technologies and markets, and we believe that recent catalysts provide tailwinds and support compelling risk/reward over the next several years.

Our story

The Social Capital platform was created in 2011 by Chamath Palihapitiya. In its first iteration, Social Capital raised traditional venture funds and invested in companies like Slack, Box, and Relativity Space. 

In 2018, the strategy transitioned to primarily a permanent capital model. Since then, Social Capital has continued to make investments, with a broad focus across energy transition and climate science, life sciences, and deep tech. 

Prior to creating the Social Capital platform, Chamath served as an early member of Facebook's senior executive team and led the development and launch of new platforms that drove the company's global growth. Prior to Facebook, Chamath held leading roles at The Mayfield Fund, AOL, and Winamp. 

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Any opinions in the above are Social Capital's views only. None of the above is investment advice, a recommendation or an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities relating to Social Capital. Such views are as of the date of such document only. “Social Capital,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to a collective strategy developed by Chamath Palihapitiya, the founder and CEO of The Social+Capital Partnership, L.L.C. (“Social+Capital”), and used in connection with the SC GP/LP Funds and the Proprietary Capital. "SC GP/LP Funds” refers to the venture capital funds managed by Social+Capital. SC GP/LP Funds are not open to new investors. “Proprietary Capital” refers to investments made by Mr. Palihapitiya starting in 2019 through entities owned and controlled by him and related to the Social Capital strategy developed by him, other than those made through the SC GP/LP Funds. Proprietary Capital investments are made on an ongoing basis by Mr. Palihapitiya with cash on the balance sheet rather than commitments of limited partners. Social Capital, including Proprietary Capital, is not open to third party investors.