Chamath Palihapitiya

Chamath Palihapitiya

Soical+Capital

Founder

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Chamath Palihapitiya is the founder of The Social+Capital Partnership. Previously, Chamath was the executive responsible for overseeing Facebook Platform as well as launching Facebook’s online advertising channel. He vacated his most recent role as Vice President of User Growth, Mobile and International Expansion at Facebook in June 2011. Chamath joined Facebook from The Mayfield Fund, a leading venture capital firm in Silicon Valley where he was focused on consumer Internet, advertising and technology investments. Prior to Mayfield, Chamath spent five years with AOL, most recently as the Vice President and General Manager of AIM and ICQ, where he oversaw two of the most popular instant messaging businesses on the Internet. Chamath grew up in Canada (born in Sri Lanka) and graduated first class honors in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo.