Keynote Speakers

Chamath Palihapitiya, Founder of The Social+Capital Partnership, Owner of the Golden State Warriors

Chamath Palihapitiya is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Social+Capital Partnership (Social Capital) – a venture capital fund based in Palo Alto, CA that incubates and invests in breakthrough companies in healthcare, education, financial services, mobile and enterprise software. Preceding his focus as an investor, Chamath was the longest tenured member of Facebook’s senior executive team and helped drive its ascension to one of the most important companies in the world. Prior to Facebook, Chamath had leading roles at The Mayfield Fund, AIM+ICQ and Winamp. In addition to his focus at the fund, Chamath is Owner and Director of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. Chamath was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in Canada, and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

More speakers will be announced shortly.

Investor Panelists

BorrisBoris Wertz, Founding Partner, Version One Ventures
cyanCyan Banister, CEO of Zivity, Owner of Banister Capital
manu_200x200Manu Kumar, Founder & Chief Firestarter at K9 Ventures
jon_sobergJon Soberg, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Expansive Ventures
adeo-ressi-03-520Adeo Ressi, Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute, Managing Partner of Expansive Ventures


Event Details

The 16th Founder Showcase will take place on Tuesday, May 12th 2015, at the Microsoft Conference Center in Mountain View, CA. See the full event agenda.