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BirthplaceTehran, Iran


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), BS 1991
Mathematics / Applied Science
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), BS 1991
Economics with Specialization in Computing
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, MBA 1996
Entrepreneurial Management

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Farhad Mohit

Farhad Mohit is the founder and CEO of Flipagram, inc.

Flipagram lets you turn the pictures on your phone into short photo-video stories, set to music you love.

Prior to that Farhad founded Cheerful inc. makers of Cheers - the “like button” for the world around you, and Gripe - a much better Better Business Bureau for the age of social media.

Prior Farhad founded Shopzilla and helped manage it through the bubble of 2000, to profitability by 2003, and a successful acquisition for $569MM by EW Scripps (SSP) in 2005. In the process Shopzilla became and remains one of the largest, fastest growing and most successful shopping search engines in the world.

In 1996 he founded BizRate, based on his grad school thesis, which has since become the largest customer feedback network in the world. The sites has garnered millions of customer ratings each month and helped tens of thousands of online stores establish trust with new customers, by display of the BizRate Certified medals.

In addition to his entrepreneurial activities Farhad leads an active social and philanthropic life. He is a TED Patron, sits on the board of the, is a board member at the Iranian Scholarship Foundation, and is a founding trustee of The Farhang Foundation.

Farhad holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School, and a double Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Applied Science and Economics with a specialization in Computing from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Chromatik 11/2012Seed$2M14 1/2012Seed6
DotSpots 9/2007Seed$300k2



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