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Carnegie Mellon University, BS
Mathematics/Computer Science
University of California, Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business, Master's/MBA
Business Administration

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Ali Aydar

Ali is Chief Executive Officer of Sporcle, Inc.

Prior to Sporcle, Ali served as Chief Operating Officer at imeem, where he directed the company’s day-to-day business activities, including its revenue, reporting, and advertising operations, and oversees its marketing communications, customer support and quality assurance functions.

Ali is a digital music pioneer with a 10-year track record of serving in senior roles at groundbreaking online music companies. He was the first non-founding employee of the original Napster and played a key role in Napster’s explosive growth. He then served as the chief operating officer at SNOCAP, the digital rights and content management startup founded by Shawn Fanning after Napster. imeem acquired SNOCAP in 2008. He was also an early advisor to imeem, serving on its board of directors from 2003 until 2007.

Ali earned a B.S. in mathematics/computer science, with a special concentration in technology-based entrepreneurship, from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science, and has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley’s prestigious Walter A. Haas School of Business.

Ali and his wife Shannon live in San Francisco.

Recent Milestones

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    Ali Aydar added a position as Chief Executive Officer at Sporcle. (3/1/10)
    Posted 12/27/10 at 8:34am
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    Ali Aydar — imeem acquired SNOCAP; Ali joins imeem as SVP of operations (4/1/08)
    Posted 11/2/09 at 11:42am via gawker.com
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    Ali Aydar added a position as COO at imeem. (1/1/08)
    Posted 6/9/08 at 4:24pm
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    Ali Aydar — Joined SNOCAP as Chief Operating Officer (9/1/02)
    Posted 11/2/09 at 11:42am via readthehook.com
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    Ali Aydar added a position as Chief Operating Officer at Snocap. (9/1/02)
    Posted 11/5/09 at 10:24am
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    Ali Aydar — Joined SNOCAP as Chief Operating Officer (9/1/02)
    Posted 11/2/09 at 11:41am via readthehook.com
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    Ali Aydar — Joined Napster (9/1/99)
    Posted 11/2/09 at 11:37am
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    Ali Aydar — Joined Napster; Ali was the first non-founding hire at Napster (9/1/99)
    Posted 11/2/09 at 11:42am
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    Ali Aydar added a position as Senior Director, Technology at Napster. (9/1/99)
    Posted 11/2/09 at 11:32am
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    Ali Aydar — Joined Napster; Ali was the first non-founding hire at Napster (9/1/99)
    Posted 11/2/09 at 11:41am
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    Ali Aydar added to Snocap.
    Posted 8/14/07 at 11:48pm
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    Ali Aydar added a position as Advisor at Convozine.
    Posted 2/11/11 at 12:33am
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    Ali Aydar added a position as Director at Mixed Media Labs.
    Posted 3/9/10 at 1:18pm
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    Ali Aydar added a position as Advisor at Loytr.
    Posted 3/25/11 at 1:53pm

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    The Hook: Never Mind the iTunes, Here's Snocap (readthehook.com) [edit]
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    The Hook: Never Mind the iTunes, Here's Snocap (readthehook.com) [edit]
    imeem Acquires SNOCAP (gawker.com) [edit]
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