Investor, Entrepreneur, Father
San Francisco Bay Area
Co-founder + Executive Chairman
Palo Alto, CA
Golden State Warriors
San Francisco Bay Area
Palo Alto, CA
November 2012 to September 2014
Integrated Plasmonics Corporation
January 2012 to March 2014
September 2009 to September 2012
August 2008 to July 2010
Social Capital LP
Founder + CEO
Palo Alto, CA
VP, User Growth, Mobile & International
2007 to June 2011
VP, Platform & Monetization
2007 to 2008
2006 to 2007
Vice President & General Manager, AIM + ICQ
2003 to 2005
Director then Executive Director, Product
2001 to 2003
Winamp & Spinner.com
Product & Bus Dev
2000 to 2001
BMO Nesbitt Burns
Associate - Interest Rate Derivatives Group
1999 to 2000
What company does Chamath Palihapitiya work for?
Chamath Palihapitiya works for Athos
What is Chamath Palihapitiya's role at Athos?
Chamath Palihapitiya is Co-founder + Executive Chairman
What industry does Chamath Palihapitiya work in?
Chamath Palihapitiya works in the Internet industry.
💼 Past Experience
Chamath Palihapitiya is currently a Co-founder + Executive Chairman at Athos in Palo Alto, CA.Owner at Golden State Warriors.Board Director at remind101 in San Francisco Bay Area.Board Director at Agnitus from November 2012 to September 2014 (1 year 11 months).Chairman at Integrated Plasmonics Corporation from January 2012 to March 2014 (2 years 3 months).Board Director at Lemon from September 2009 to September 2012 (3 years 1 month).Board Director at Playdom from August 2008 to July 2010 (2 years).Founder + CEO at Social Capital LP in Palo Alto, CA.At Social Capital, our mission is to turn society by using technology to solve the world's hardest problems. We do this by utilizing our people and capital to help bring the most promising and disruptive ideas worldwide.VP, User Growth, Mobile & International at Facebook from 2007 to June 2011 (4 years).Responsible for overseeing core growth components, building new systems to maximize adoption and virality and growing Facebook adoption throughout the world.VP, Platform & Monetization at Facebook from 2007 to 2008 (1 year).Original exec in charge of FB Platform as well as launching and managing monetization efforts including online advertising channel.Venture Capitalist at Mayfield Fund from 2006 to 2007 (1 year).Focused on investing primarily in Consumer Internet, Media and Advertising opportunities. Secondary focus on Games and Mobile.Vice President & General Manager, AIM + ICQ at AOL from 2003 to 2005 (2 years).Led resurgence of two of the Internet’s most visible and popular brands.Revamped entire brand, product and value proposition of AIM and closed many significant, high profile transactions.oversaw ICQ team in Israel. Director then Executive Director, Product at AOL from 2001 to 2003 (2 years).Responsible for Product and Premium Services for multiple entertainment categories including Games, Music, Movies, Television, Ticketing and Sports.Product & Bus Dev at Winamp & Spinner.com from 2000 to 2001 (1 year).Responsible for product and bus dev at Winamp and Spinner.com - a pioneering media player and online radio company.Both companies were acquired by AOL.Associate - Interest Rate Derivatives Group at BMO Nesbitt Burns from 1999 to 2000 (1 year).Responsible for creating and trading interest rate derivatives.One of the youngest people in bank history to be given their own P&L and proprietary trading account..
Chamath Palihapitiya's education has spanned a long time and he has had a diverse block of experience in a variety of industries. He holds a B.A.Sc. from the University of Waterloo where he was a first-class honours student. Chamath Palihapitiya then moved on to a two-year post-graduation electrical engineering course at the University of Liverpool, before joining the (British) Federal government as an advisor to the defence review body. There he gave a presentation on the future of Defence Manufacturing and clarified the difference between aluminium and steel production. After leaving the Federal government, Chamath Palihapitiya worked for a number of start-ups and engineering firms including Booz Allen Hamilton, Lincoln Labs and Infineon Technologies. He then took up a tenured position as Professor of Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur and was later promoted to the post of Director (Research and Development).In his previous positions, Chamath Palihapitiya has pioneered and brought significant change to many aspects of engineering. He has worked on developing new electrical engineering practices and has also helped to establish a new field of engineering called green engineering. Chamath Palihapitiya's work in green engineering has led to significant advances in energy efficiency and sustainable product design. He is also a co-author of a book, "Engineering for Sustainable Development" and has been featured in a number of documentaries on green engineering.Overall, Chamath Palihapitiya has a wealth of experience and knowledge which he brings to bear in his current role as Director (Research and Development). He is well-read, knowledgeable and equipped to hold a number of different positions and bridge the divide between engineering and business. He is a highly skilled engineer who has the capacity to lead teams of engineers and provide input on a wide range of projects. He is highly set-up and able to work closely with his team members and WITHIN the confines of his own thinking and directions. As Director (Research and Development), Chamath Palihapitiya has a unique opportunity to develop new ideas and swim in an ever-changing river of research.
💡 Technical & Interpersonal Skills
Investor, Entrepreneur, and FatherChamath Palihapitiya is currently a Co-founder + Executive Chairman at Athos in Palo Alto, CA., where he is also the Owner. At Athos, Palihapitiya is responsible for investor relations, venture capital, and product leadership. He also has experience as a board director at Golden State Warriors, reminder101, Syapse Inc. in Palo Alto, CA., and integrated plasmonics corporation. At recall101, Palihapitiya is the Board Director, and is also responsible for the company's mobile efforts. Palihapitiya was also a board director of Agnitus from November 2012 to September 2014. He also has prior experience as a venture capitalist at Mayfield Fund from 2006 to 2007, and at AOL from 2003 to 2005. In 2002, Palihapitiya founded Social Capital LP, responsible for transforming society by leveraging technology to solve the world’s hardest problems. He also has experience as the Vice President & General Manager, AIM + ICQ at AOL from 2003 to 2005. At AOL, Palihapitiya led the resurgence of two of the Internet’s most visible and popular brands, AIM and ICQ. He also closed many significant, high profile transactions.VP, User Growth, Mobile & InternationalAt Facebook, Palihapitiya was responsible for overseeing core growth components, building new systems to maximize adoption and virality, and growing Facebook adoption throughout the world. He was also responsible for overseeing our mobile efforts. Palihapitiya was originally an exec in charge of FB Platform as well as launching and managing monetization efforts including online advertising channel. Palihapitiya was focused on investing primarily in Consumer Internet, Media and Advertising opportunities. Palihapitiya also has experience as the VP, User Growth, and General Manager, AIM+ICQ at AOL from 2003 to 2005, and as the VP, Product and Premium Services, for multiple entertainment categories including Games, Music, Movies, Television, Ticketing and Sports.VP, Platform & MonetizationAt Facebook, Palihapitiya was responsible for creating and trading interest rate derivatives. He was also one of the youngest people in bank history to be given their own P&L and proprietary trading account. Palihapitiya is also responsible for product and power platform & monetization at Facebook. Palihapitiya was focused onô investing primarily in Consumer Internet, Media, and Advertising opportunities. His primary focus was on expanding Facebook's user base and driving monetization. Palihapitiya closed several significant high profile transactions, including Facebook Foods and Home.AssociateAt BMO Harris Bank, Palihapitiya was responsible for creating and trading interest rate derivatives. Palihapitiya was also responsible for the innovation and product development of the Associates product line. As a result, the Associates product line became one of the youngest in bank history to have its own P&L and to have its own proprietary trading account. In addition, Palihapitiya was also in charge of overall product development for
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