Kleiner Perkins today announced that Mamoon Hamid will be joining the firm as a general partner and managing member. Hamid has a proven track record of investing in many of the leading enterprise startups of the last decade – including early investments in Slack, Box, Yammer, Intercom and Netskope, where he also served on the board of directors. Hamid spent the last six years as the co-founder of Social Capital, where he led the firm’s venture practice. Before that, he was a partner at USVP.
“We are delighted to welcome Mamoon to the firm. He has emerged as one of the most respected venture capitalists in the Valley and has developed an impressive approach to investing and company-building,” said Ted Schlein, general partner at Kleiner Perkins. “He is distinguished not only for his investment acumen but also for his ability to work with founders and their teams. Mamoon shares our vision for the future and will be an outstanding addition to the leadership of our firm.”
“My move to Kleiner Perkins is about future opportunity. The firm has always meant something special to me. Its rich history, network and resources make it an incredible platform on which to build for the future. I am excited about playing a key role to capture the tremendous opportunities that lie ahead,” said Mamoon Hamid.
Kleiner Perkins seeks to partner with entrepreneurs and leadership teams across all stages of their development. The firm has built a proven and winning team in growth investing, led by Mary Meeker, Noah Knauf and Mood Rowghani. The addition of Hamid will fortify the firm’s 45-year legacy in early stage investing, complementing the existing venture team of Wen Hsieh, Eric Feng and veterans Beth Seidenberg and Ted Schlein.
Mamoon Hamid is a co-founder and general partner at Social Capital – a venture capital fund based in Palo Alto, CA. Hamid has been an early investor in and served on the boards of some of the most disruptive software companies of recent times including Slack, Box, Yammer (acquired by Microsoft), Intercom and Netskope. Prior to Social Capital, he was a Partner at U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), where he spent six years. Hamid started his Silicon Valley career at Xilinx where he spent six years in various engineering and business roles. Hamid holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, an M.S. from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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