Chamath Palihapitiya fires two besties at Social Capital

by Marco Stracke

Project capitalist and smartly-known SPAC-enjoyer Chamath Palihapitiya seemed relatively chipper about his most new AI VC play Groq on the All-In podcast this past week. Nonetheless, all used to be no longer smartly within the serve of the scenes for his fund, Social Capital.

In a cryptic tweet, Social Capital acknowledged “We enjoy terminated the employment of two of our staff due to employee-particular situations. We put no longer enjoy any additional comments at the moment.”

Consistent with reporting from the Monetary Events, Palihapitiya fired two of his partners, Jay Zaveri and Ravi Tanuku, and employed regulations firm Wachtell Lipton to examine them. It’s unclear what the pair are being investigated for, but supposedly Palihapitiya’s investment in Groq, a VC-AI-sweetheart company, is at the coronary heart of the dispute.

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Unless the past few weeks, the duo had been energetic on social media, but enjoy since long gone silent. Zaveri silent calls himself a accomplice at Social Capital.

It used to be a miniature bit below a three hundred and sixty five days ago when Palihapitiya used to be ridiculed for saying his investing and launching of SPACs meant he used to be “within the arena attempting stuff.” It appears to be, the SV VC has determined to enter a recent arena — one the build aside his business partners backstab him and he takes them to court docket.

Sadly for all americans, the firing will have not any influence on the All-In podcast.

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