I consider myself an ideator by nature and an analyst by nurture.
I was born in Los Angeles, California to Iranian immigrants, but that wasn’t my only home. I spent my childhood in Dubai and from early on was exposed to a vast diversity of cultures, I became what is known as a Third Culture Kid. In high school, I found myself transplanted to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a city with its own storied history, but a completely different backdrop than Dubai.
These experiences shaped me to become an individual who is at comfort within my own head, but also in the company of others. I adapt to my environment while maintaining what I consider my principles. I was privileged to be able to follow my passions to the work I do, people I help, and the travels I enjoyed (BC, Before COVID-19).
I have been exposed to many different industries over the last decade, from the years I worked within the signage and manufacturing industry, to my first few forrays into e-commerce startups. Early in my career, I realized my discomfort with inefficiencies within the status quo. I sought to disrupt and work with individuals who could also envision the big picture and believed that a better world was within grasp if we work towards it. My passion for new solutions and my exposure to the startup ecosystem both as a serial founder as well as mentor and advisor gave me the opportunity to work with brilliant minds within the HealthTech, EdTech, FinTech, and Sustainability space.
For now, I know what I like to do and know that I’m good at it – that is to play the supporting role and enabling great people to achieve great things.
What I’m upto currently:
- Instructing a Climate Change for VCs course
- Launched Solutions the Game (Funded on Kickstarter)
- Co-running the Climate Foundry (as a partner)
- Investing in ClimateTech via Cool Climate Collective
Want to get in touch? Send me a message and let’s discuss ideas.
Innovation Speaking & Presentation Engagements
What Others Have Said
“We are all playing in a pond of ideas while he owns the ocean.”