July 04, 2015

The genius of Silicon Valley: Chamath Palihapitiya

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Chamath Palihapitiya is a technologist and venture capitalist. He was born in Sri Lanka, raised in Canada, and has worked for much of his life in Silicon Valley for companies like: AOL, Mayfield Fund and Facebook where participate on Facebook global expansion. Palihapitiya invested as an Angel in Playdom (bought by The Walt Disney Company) and Bumptop (bought by Google). In 2011, he had enough money to quit his job at Facebook and start his own fund called The Social+Capital Partnership. The fund was praised by Peter Thiel, who invested in it and expressed enthusiasm for Palihapitiya's approach.