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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Ph.D. Candidate 2000
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), M.S. 1997
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), B.S.
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Current Companies

Co - Founder
Co - Founder

Former Companies

Former Financial Organizations

Entrepreneur In Residence
Entrepreneur In Residence

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Photo Credit

Babak Nivi

Nivi is a co-founder of AngelList and Venture Hacks.

Previously, he was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Bessemer Venture Partners and Atlas Venture.

He has worked on startups including, Songbird, Grockit and Kovio.

He went to school at MIT where received 2 patents and published in Science.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants 8/2012Seed17
Locu 4/2012Series A$4M8
Uber 10/2010Angel$1.25M15
500Friends 12/2009Seed$1.4M15



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