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Investments

516

Portfolio Exits

76

Funds

5

About Social Starts

Social Starts is a venture capital partnership focused on the emerging science of individual health and, through health, the delivery of happiness. The firm's 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). Social Start's mission is to find the 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, the firm believes health and happiness science is the most robust early-stage investment opportunity in decades. Social Start's worldwide team of PhDs, MDs, and deep tech investors are supported by a proprietary methodology for identifying the strongest venture segments and AI tools that uncover new startups at birth.

Social Starts Headquarter Location

San Francisco, California,

United States

646-510-2634

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HYPD raises funds from Bhuvan Bam & Tanmay Bhat to build shopify for creators

Jan 24, 2022

Creator-owned marketplace startup HYPD raised $1.5 million in seed ffrom Better Capital, Sauce VC and others, where Influencers Bhuvan Bam, Tanmay Bhat, Ranveer Allahbadia & Dhvani Bhanushali also invested along with Joyance Partners, LetsVenture, Dr. Ritesh Malik (Founder, Innov8), Aditya Sehgal (ex-President Rickett), Harish Narayan (CMO, Myntra), Nadeesh Ramachandran (Head Of Performance Marketing, Google). Founders such as Shantanu Deshpande (Bombay Shaving Company), Revant Bhate (CEO, Mosaic Wellness), Harshil Mathur & Shashank Kumar (Razorpay), Rohan & Uday (Epigamia) and CXOs of unicorn companies, according to HYPD. The startup will use the freshly-infused capital towards marketing and development efforts. It claims to have powered a GMV of INR 50 lakh for creators already. Founded in 2020 by Ashwarya Garg and Akshay Bhatnagar, HYPD was created with the intention of helping content creators make a sustainable source of income. It allows them to create their own multi-brand store on the platform. “Every entrepreneur wants to be a creator, and every creator wants to be an entrepreneur. Taking cues from this prevalent tendency, HYPD is paving the way for a new breed of creators called ‘Creator-Preneurs’. We are stoked to have the best cohort of early stage funds, creators, entrepreneurs, angels in the country. These stakeholders are our ‘Hypdronauts’, set to scale the brand to newer heights,” said Ashwarya Garg, cofounder of HYPD. “HYPD is a product at the intersection of a booming consumer D2C business and swelling influencer marketing economy. The creators are often treated as virtual billboards, but with the commoditization of business infrastructure, any creator can transform their audience into a scalable empire. We are putting more power in the hands of the creators,” added Akshay Bhatnagar, another cofounder of HYPD. “Creators are emerging as a driving force for ecommerce. Ashwarya and Akshay have built a simple to use tool to allow creators to monetise their following through commerce. Agencies and influencers big and small are using HYPD to earn more meaningful commissions directly from digital brands,” Manu Chandra, founder and managing partner, Sauce VC said.

Social Starts Investments

516 Investments

Social Starts has made 516 investments. Their latest investment was in PhableCare as part of their Series B on March 3, 2022.

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Social Starts Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

3/28/2022

Series B

PhableCare

$25M

Yes

5

1/11/2022

Series A

GrayMatters Health

$10M

No

7

1/6/2022

Seed VC

Mine'd

$3.5M

Yes

2

12/9/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

11/10/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

3/28/2022

1/11/2022

1/6/2022

12/9/2021

11/10/2021

Round

Series B

Series A

Seed VC

Series A

Series A

Company

PhableCare

GrayMatters Health

Mine'd

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Amount

$25M

$10M

$3.5M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

5

7

2

10

10

Social Starts Portfolio Exits

76 Portfolio Exits

Social Starts has 76 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Popular Pays on March 23, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

3/23/2022

Acquired

1

2/10/2022

Acquired

2

2/8/2022

Acquired

2

1/25/2022

Acquired

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10

11/29/2021

Acquired

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10

Date

3/23/2022

2/10/2022

2/8/2022

1/25/2022

11/29/2021

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

Acquirer

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Sources

1

2

2

10

10

Social Starts Fund History

5 Fund Histories

Social Starts has 5 funds, including Joyance Partners.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

3/21/2018

Joyance Partners

$20M

2

7/1/2014

Social Starts III

$99M

0

12/1/2013

Social Starts II

$99M

10

1/1/2012

Social Starts I

0

Social Starts - A

10

Closing Date

3/21/2018

7/1/2014

12/1/2013

1/1/2012

Fund

Joyance Partners

Social Starts III

Social Starts II

Social Starts I

Social Starts - A

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$20M

$99M

$99M

Sources

2

0

10

0

10

Social Starts Team

4 Team Members

Social Starts has 4 team members, including current Investment Partner, Jun Deng.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Jun Deng

Singularity University, and University of California

Investment Partner

Current

Holly Jacobus

Investment Partner

Current

Seth Rosenblatt

Managing Partner

Former

Paolo Pio

Virgin StartUp, and Cisco

Managing Director

Former

Name

Jun Deng

Holly Jacobus

Seth Rosenblatt

Paolo Pio

Work History

Singularity University, and University of California

Virgin StartUp, and Cisco

Title

Investment Partner

Investment Partner

Managing Partner

Managing Director

Status

Current

Current

Former

Former

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