Social Capital (fundraising agency)

Social Capital (fundraising agency)

A venture capital firm in Washington DC that focuses on fundraising for top causes

Social Capital is a venture capital firm in Washington DC that focuses on fundraising for top causes. Founded in Washington, DC, United States, this venture capital firm invests in early stage venture. Its portfolio companies include Swing Education and Solugen. As of February 2020, Social Capital has made two investments. Their most recent investment was on July 11, 2018, when Swing Education raised $15M. Swing Education is a service that finds the right substitute teacher when you need one. Solugen is a company that has developed a unique process for the synthesis of hydrogen peroxide inspired by principles of cancer biology.

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Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Solugen

A speciality chemical manufacturing company replacing petroleum-based chemicals with alternatives made from plant-based substitutes.

QuintoAndar is a Brazilian company who offers an online rental platform which allows renters to find a rental without a co-signer, deposit or rental insurance and offers landlords protection against insolvent renters.

Starcity is an American company that builds co-housing microapartments in which tenants pay for a private room with shared kitchens, bathrooms and other shared spaces.

Brilliant is a San Francisco-based educational technology company.

A company developing diagnostic and disease surveillance technology for infectious diseases

Athos is a Redwood City, California-based company founded in 2012 by Chamath Palihapitiya, Chris Wiebe and Dhananja Jayalath.

Athos is a Redwood City, CA-based company developing wearable sensor technology which uses electromyography to measure and track physical exertion and muscle use.

Kite & Lightning is a Seattle-based company founded in 2013 by Ryan Hickner, Jason Hickner and William Hickner.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Chuck Robinson

Creative Director

Leah Rey

Chief Strategist

Paula Berezin

CEO

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Solugen

Swing Education

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