Chamath Palihapitiya is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian-American venture capitalist and the founder and CEO of Social Capital.
Prior to the Social Capital Partnership, Palihapitiya was the longest tenured original member of Facebook's Senior Management team. He served in various roles during his four-year stint at Facebook, including Vice President of User Growth, Mobile and International at the conclusion of his tenure in June.
A resident of Palo Alto, Palihapitiya joined Facebook in 2007 and was a major force in the launch and incredible growth of the social media website, overseeing monetization products, Facebook Platform, managing the team responsible for its mobile products and, ultimately, helping increase the user base to more than 750 million individuals worldwide.
Palihapitiya also held senior management positions at AOL (Vice President and GM of AIM and ICQ), Mayfield Fund (a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley), Winamp and Spinner.com (two internet music pioneers) prior to joining Facebook.
He attended the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, where he graduated First Class Honors in Electrical Engineering.
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