Social Starts

United States
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.
Founded:2012
Firm Location:United States • New York, New York • Austin, Texas • San Francisco, California • Boston, Massachusetts • Reno, Nevada • Palo Alto, California
Social Starts Team
Photo of Kevin Dasch, Partner at Social Starts
Kevin Dasch
Social Starts·Partner
Sweet spot: $500K
Range: $50K - $1M
Investors in Austin (TX)
Investors in Analytics, Investors in Austin (Other Lists), Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in IoT, Investors in SaaS
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Jun Deng
Social Starts·Partner
Sweet spot: $500K
Range: $50K - $1M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in Palo Alto (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in AR/VR, Investors in BioTech, Investors in Health & Hospital Services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Wellness & Fitness
Photo of Mike Edelhart, Managing Partner at Social Starts
Mike Edelhart
Social Starts·Managing Partner
Sweet spot: $500K
Range: $50K - $1M
Investors in Global, Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in BioTech, Investors in Health & Hospital Services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in IoT, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Emi Gonzalez
Social Starts·Principal
Sweet spot: $500K
Range: $50K - $1M
Investors in Boston (MA)
Investors in BioTech, Investors in Boston / New England (Other Lists), Investors in Health & Hospital Services, Investors in Health IT
Photo of Holly Jacobus, Partner at Social Starts
Holly Jacobus
Social Starts·Partner
Sweet spot: $500K
Range: $50K - $1M
Investors in New York, Investors in Wyoming, Investors in United States
Investors in Consumer Internet, Investors in Food and Beverage, Investors in Health & Hospital Services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Social Networks
Photo of William Lohse, Investor at Social Starts
William Lohse
Social Starts·Investor
Sweet spot: $500K
Range: $50K - $1M
Investors in London, Investors in Reno (NV)
Investors in AR/VR, Investors in BioTech, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Health & Hospital Services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Social Networks
Photo of Charles Smith, Venture Partner at Social Starts
Charles Smith
Social Starts·Venture Partner
Sweet spot: $500K
Range: $50K - $1M
Investors in Brooklyn, Investors in New York (NY)
Investors in AI, Investors in Entertainment & Sports, Investors in Media/Content, Investors in New York City (Other Lists)