Primary Role
Chief Executive Officer at Sporcle
Carnegie Mellon University

Person Details


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.

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