Mamoon Hamid, a longtime partner at U.S. Venture Partners who went on to co-found Social Capital with Chamath Palihapitiya in 2011, is moving on to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
According to Axios, and confirmed by Social Capital, Hamid will focus on early-stage tech investments, with a focus on enterprise software.
We’ve reached out to Hamid, whose auto-responder states he is currently on paternity leave. But Palihapitiya calls it “a great opportunity for Mamoon” and says that “we’re happy for him and Kleiner Perkins.”
He adds that Social Capital is “building a platform where people with potential can come, build a track record, do great and then try new things.”
The move is interesting for a wide variety of reasons, including, obviously, that Hamid isn’t…