Mamoon Hamid

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Mamoon Hamid
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Mamoon Hamid & Tony Conrad (2014)
Born1978 (age 39–40) Pakistan
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materPurdue University
Stanford University
Harvard Business School[1]
OccupationVenture capitalist
EmployerKleiner Perkins
TitleManaging Member and General Partner
WebsiteProfile at KPCB

Mamoon Hamid (born 1978)[2] is a Pakistani-American venture capitalist[1] currently serving as a Managing Member and General Partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins.[3][4][5][6]

Career[edit]

Xilinx and USVP[edit]

Early in his career he held various business and engineering roles at Xilinx, and he subsequently joined U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) in 2005,[7] where he led early-stage investments in startups such as Yammer and Box.[1]

Social Capital[edit]

In 2011, he co-founded the investment firm Social Capital[5][6] where has led investments in companies such as Intercom, Greenhouse,[3] Netskope,[5] and Front,[1] and he was the first outside investor in the unicorn startup Slack.[3]

Kleiner Perkins[edit]

He became a Managing Member[7] and General Partner at Kleiner Perkins in August 2017.[6][4]

Forbes has included him on its Midas List of top tech investors in five consecutive years.[1] He appeared on the Midas List for the first time in 2014[8] and remains one of its youngest members. In 2017, he ranked No. 76 among the Top 100 VCs by Electronics Weekly[9] and No. 61 among the Top 100 Venture Capitalists named by The New York Times and CB Insights.[10]

Public involvement[edit]

As chairman of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, Hamid organized a private fundraiser for the institute the day after Executive Order 13769 was signed on January 20, 2017. The event raised $1 million from contributors to "challenge the Trump administration’s most controversial policies in court."[11]

Personal life[edit]

Hamid lives with his wife and children in Menlo Park, California.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Mamoon Hamid". Forbes. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "UC sees 1st drop in international applicants in more than decade". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  3. ^ a b c Konrad, Alex (August 4, 2017). "Slack Investor Mamoon Hamid's Mission At Kleiner Perkins: Restore Its Venture Glory". Forbes. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Haggin, Patience (August 3, 2017). "Mamoon Hamid to Join Kleiner Perkins as General Partner". Wall Street Journal. New York City, New York, United States. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Schubarth, Cromwell (Aug 4, 2017). "Social Capital co-founder jumps to Kleiner Perkins amid shakeup". Silicon Valley Business Journal. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c Loizos, Connie (August 3, 2017). "Mamoon Hamid is heading from Social Capital to Kleiner Perkins". TechCrunch. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Mamoon Hamid Profile". Bloomberg. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  8. ^ Partners, TrueBridge Capital. "Mamoon Hamid - pg.12". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  9. ^ Manners, David (February 20, 2017). "The Top 100 VCs". Electronics Weekly. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  10. ^ "The Top 100 Venture Capitalists". CBinsights and The New York Times. New York City, New York, United States. April 4, 2017. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  11. ^ Chapman, Lizette (October 25, 2017). "Silicon Valley Gets Behind Initiative to Challenge Trump's Agenda in Court". Bloomberg. Retrieved March 11, 2018.

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