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Royal Roads University- Sharif University, MBA 2007

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Alireza Masrour

Alireza Masrour is Managing Partner at Plug and Play Investment Arm, a place where he led more than 100 investments for the firm since 2008.

Alireza is either a Plug and Play representative or works closely with the management teams of companies such as PiCloud (backed by Andreessen–Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, Greylock, Lightspeed), Retailigence (backed by Quest, DFJ), Credit Sesame , (backed by Inventus, Menlo Venture and Globespan Capital, eyeIO (backed by group of angel investors), YourMechanic (Backed by Andreessen-Horowitz), Alii Technology (backed by group of Angles), AiryLabs (backed by Foundation Capital and Google Venture), Aarki (backed by Walden Capital), GetGoing, SourceNinja (backed by Interwest Capital and acquired by KissMetrics), Mindsumo (Backed by Voyager Capital), PixOWL, Kloudless (Backed by DFJ and Global Brain), Virool ( Distributes advertisers videos through a network of publishers), FormaFina (Home decor for Latin America), and SkyTree (Big Data Analytics, Backed by Javelin Venture Partners, USVP and UPS), ngData, Mozio, Calco, Reachli, HealthPocket (Backed by LightSpeed), Fido Labs, MeoGraph, CardFlight, DabKick, BookingPal, URX,, Aisle411, Olset,, Right Relevence, LoungeBuddy.

Matcha (Acquired by Apple), Mobspire (Acquired by Aarki), SplitP (Acquired by SK-Telecom), TrustGo (Acquired by Baidu) …

Alireza is founding Partner of Plug and Play Startup Camp, a place who is advising over 100 start ups including: Aarki, Aisle411, ImprintEnergy, Indigio, Mozio, PiCloud, Kloudless, Skypaz, Intentionis, SpotFodo, Kidzloop, MerryMarry, Zuli, Reachli, Second Funnel, TimeCros, Bonica, Kermdinger,ShoppinPal, ProVital, CrowdSync, Globial,, SEM+, CityBlis, Symynd, Sha-Sha Entertainment, VissTech, SimMachines, Decisyon, Retailigence, Virool, Vizl, Zappo.TV, PasswordBox, Edfolio, Podo, Mercaux, Hubskip, SendBloom, OpenSilo, FiscalNote, ChemiSense, Snip2Code, Shippo, WhalePath, Altitude, ClickTreeLabs, BluePerch, LitHouse, ProxToMe, ListNerd, SkimoTV, WhalePath, Qwalytics and …

Prior to Plug and Play, Alireza was Founder and CEO at NekaTel, one of the largest Internet Airtime Distribution Networks, with over 800 retailers and millions of subscribers. Alireza grew NekaTel’s revenue from $0 to over $45M in less than 2 years. He was also Founder of VidaTel, offering mobile airtime distribution technology and sold the technology in 2007.

Additionally, he was CEO and board member of Science and Arts Foundation, an International non-profit organization which helps empower the youth via new technologies.

He has prior Engineering and Management background at Chemical, Computer, Telecom and Oil industries. Alireza published “Crossing the Digital Divide: What’s Next” in Information Technologies and International Development Journal published by Harvard Business School for UN’s World Summit on the Information Society.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Right Relevance 3/2014Convertible Note$730k3
Altitude Co 2/2014Angel5
Clicktree 1/2014Seed$25k2
Snip2Code 1/2014Seed$25k2
Shippo 1/2014Seed$25k2
LitHouse 1/2014Seed$25k2
Whale Path 1/2014Seed$25k2
ChemiSense 1/2014Seed$25k2
Schedule Savvy 1/2014Seed$25k2
LegitTrader 1/2014Seed$25k2
Routezilla 1/2014Seed$25k2
Blue Perch 1/2014Seed$25k2
Glance 1/2014Seed$25k2
Mercaux 10/2013Seed2
FiscalNote 6/2013Convertible Note$25k2
Podo 5/2013Angel2
Glanse 1/2013Seed$25k2
Pixowl 9/2012Seed$1.2M8
Skytree 2/2012Seed$1.5M3
GetGoing 1/2012Seed$2.5M8
PiCloud 11/2010Seed$1.4M5



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