Chamath Palihapitiya To Join Us For Disrupt NY

With Disrupt NY just six weeks out, we’re psyched to announce that former Facebook executive and unconventional venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya will be taking the stage at the Manhattan Center.

Palihapitiya started his career at the beginning of last decade at music pioneers and Winamp before going on to work at AOL, where he was the VP and General Manager of AIM and ICQ.

After a year as a VC at the Mayfield Fund, he went to work at Facebook in 2007, a seminal time where he made major contributions as the VP of Growth, Mobile and International. He was responsible for overseeing the Facebook Platform and played a role in launching Facebook’s online advertising products. He moved on to found his own venture fund in 2011, The Social+Capital Partnership.

He’s made major contributions to the tech industry for over a decade — we’re excited to have him back to Disrupt NY.

Palihapitiya joins our growing list of Disrupt NY speakers that currently includes Roelof Botha, Ron Conway, and David Lee, with many more to be added in the weeks leading up to Disrupt NY. Tickets are currently available with an early bird discount.

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Chamath Palihapitiya
Founder and Managing Partner at The Social+Capital Partnership

Chamath Palihapitiya is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Social+Capital Partnership – a venture capital fund based in Palo Alto, CA that incubates and invests in breakthrough companies in healthcare, education, financial services and mobile/internet technology.

Preceding his focus as an investor, Chamath was the longest tenured member of Facebook’s senior executive team and helped drive its ascension to one of the most important companies in the world. Prior to Facebook, Chamath had leading roles at The Mayfield Fund, AIM and ICQ, and Winamp. In addition to his focus at the fund, Chamath is Owner and Director of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. Chamath was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in Canada, and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.