Chamath Palihapitiya is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian-American enterprise capitalist and the founder and CEO of Social Capital.
Previous to the Social Capital Partnership, Palihapitiya was the longest tenured authentic member of Fb’s Senior Administration workforce. He served in varied roles throughout his four-year stint at Fb, together with Vice President of Consumer Progress, Cellular and Worldwide on the conclusion of his tenure in June.
A resident of Palo Alto, Palihapitiya joined Fb in 2007 and was a serious pressure within the launch and unimaginable progress of the social media web site, overseeing monetization merchandise, Fb Platform, managing the workforce accountable for its cell merchandise and, finally, serving to improve the consumer base to greater than 750 million people worldwide.
Palihapitiya additionally held senior administration positions at AOL (Vice President and GM of AIM and ICQ), Mayfield Fund (a enterprise capital agency in Silicon Valley), Winamp and Spinner.com (two web music pioneers) previous to becoming a member of Fb.
He attended the College of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, the place he graduated First Class Honors in Electrical Engineering.
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