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Social Starts

Social Starts is the first venture capital partnership focused on the emerging science of individual health and, through health, the delivery of happiness. Its family of funds includes Social Starts A (2016), Social Starts 3 (2014), Social Starts 2 (2013), Social Starts 1 (2012), and Joyance Partners US & Europe (2016). Their mission is to findthe best technologists and scientists worldwide in the most powerful markets and support them from the earliest stages of their quest toward making the world a healthier and happier place. With breakthroughs across health, biotech, and therapeutics, powerful new tech pushing medical care toward prevention and personalization, and dramatic leaps in AI to capture and predict what people need, we believe health and happiness science is the most robust early stage investment opportunity in decades.

Social Starts is a venture capital firm based in San Francisco, California. The firm prefers to invest in work platforms, internet of things software, content and commerce sectors.

Social Starts has a data-driven approach to investing in moment-of-inception and Series A financing rounds. They focus on companies leveraging social and mobile technologies with an emphasis on the science and technology of health and happiness.

Investment

Social Starts' investments include Barn2Door, Medal, Thryve, LucidAct Health, Embr Labs, Freeplay, Limbic, BuildX, Burrow, Outer, Wynd Technologies and Vitae Industries.

They have exited their investments in Ambassador, Mashable, Boundless Mind, Social Rank, Grovo, ZingBox, Adelphic, SimpleReach, Zemanta and Lua.

Timeline

People

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Andrew Nealson

Chief Analyst

Anna King

CFO

Charles C. Smith

Venture Partner

Emi Gonzalez

Principal

Holly Jacobus

Investment Partner

Jon Broscious

Principal

Jun Deng

Investment Partner

Leena Dai

Data Scientist

Mike Edelhart

Managing Partner

Nicole Staudinger

Marketing Director

William Lohse

Founding Partner

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News

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Madeline Stone
December 21, 2020
Business Insider
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought more shoppers online than ever before. That means opportunity for VC firms.
Mike Edelhart
October 26, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech

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