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Facebook bats back after a second former exec accuses it of negatively impacting society

Yesterday, The Verge published comments made by investor and former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya, quoting his interview last month at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, where he echoe

Social Capital has started investing in startups, sight unseen

There's little question that former Facebook executive and venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya thoroughly enjoys challenging the way that startups are funded. Because he has the hot hand, so to sp

Social Capital to take startups public without an IPO

Silicon Valley venture firm Social Capital just completed the first step in its mission to take startups public without an IPO. The team has listed something called a special purchase acquisition comp

Chamath Palihapitiya Is Getting Into the Carrier Business, Too

There are few traditional businesses that investor Chamath Palihapitiya isn’t interested in disrupting. At a StrictlyVC event in September, he talked about raising a multibillion real estate fund to

Here’s A Detailed Breakdown Of Racial And Gender Diversity Data Across U.S. Venture Capital Firms

Chamath Palihapitiya, the opinionated venture capitalist who once got into a public spat with Ron Conway over income inequality and challenged founders to have the “courage to move to Oakland&#

Chamath Palihapitiya on Insane Burn Rates, IPOs — And Raising A New Real Estate Fund

Last night, at a StrictlyVC event in San Francisco, startup investor Chamath Palihapitiya of Social + Capital had some harsh words for what’s become the standard startup set-up in San Francisco:

NBA Champion And Finals MVP Andre Iguodala Will Speak At Disrupt SF 2015

The Golden State Warriors were the hometown favorite here in Silicon Valley during their championship run, so naturally we’re ecstatic to announce that NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala will be join

Why The Kleiner Perkins-Social+Capital Deal Fell Apart

In January, reports surfaced that Social+Capital was in "acquisition" talks with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Those talks fell apart. So what happened? TechCrunch has heard from a few people

Ron Conway And Chamath Palihapitiya Debate SF Housing And Google At Next Big Thing Conference

Venture capitalists Ron Conway and Chamath Palihapitiya got caught up in a shouting match toward the end of one session on inequality at The Next Big Thing Conference in Sausalito, Calif., today. I

Chamath Palihapitiya Owns $5 Million In Bitcoins, Wants To Own $10-$15 Million

We already knew that Chamath Palihapitiya, ex-Facebook executive, and founder and partner of The Social+Capital Partnership, was bullish on Bitcoins. But how bullish? He actually owns the equivalent o

SV Angel Team Counters Chamath Palihapitiya’s Startup Skepticism: ‘Innovation Is Not Dead’

Michael Arrington began moderating a panel at Disrupt NY today with Ron Conway, David Lee, and Brian Pokorny of SV Angel by noting that he was "pissed off" by investor Chamath Palipitiya's comments on

Investor Chamath Palihapitiya Says We’re At An ‘Absolute’ Low Point In Startup Quality

Chamath Palihapitiya, a former Facebook executive and founder of investment firm <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/the-social-capital-partnership">The Social+Ca

Chamath Palihapitiya To Join Us For Disrupt NY

With <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-ny-2013/">Disrupt NY just six weeks out</a>, we're psyched to announce that former Facebook executive and unconventional venture capitalist <a

Chamath Palihapitiya On Growth Hacking And How To Create A Sustainable User Acquisition Engine

Last fall, Udemy co-founder Gagan Biyani and Wildfire's Erin Turner held the first <a target="_blank" href="http://growthhackersconference.com/">Growth Hackers Conference</a>, in which executives, ent

Shoply Aims To Socialize Ecommerce, Raises Seed Funding From Top Notch Investors

<strong>Exclusive -</strong> On a mission to democratize e-commerce and help take the concept of social shopping from fad to reality, <a href="http://shoply.com/">Shoply</a> is making its formal debut