Mamoon Hamid is a general partner in Kleiner Perkins. He was also the co-founder of the venture capital firm Social Capital and served as its general partner until 2017 when he left the firm. He founded the firm in 2011 with Chamath Palihapitiya and Ted Maidenberg. Before founding Social Capital, he previously worked in U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), Xilinx, and Deutsche Bank. He focuses on early-stage investments. He was listed in Forbes' Midas List four times, most recently in 2020.
Hamid was born in Pakistan and grew up in Frankfurt, Germany. He pursued a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at Purdue University, which he chose due to his interest in space. Hamid completed his undergraduate degree when he was 19 years old. He also has a master's degree from Stanford University in management science and engineering, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School. He can speak German, Hindi, and Urdu. As of July 2020, Hamid lives in Menlo Park, California with his wife and four children.