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Co-Founder @
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62 Investments in 54 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
Palo Alto
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Person Details

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Aliases:
Zod Nazem

Farzad (Zod) Nazem has been a prolific angel investor and advisor to tech startup companies since his retirement from Yahoo! in 2007. He has invested in more than 60 early stage companies, and sits on the boards of Hand Foundation, and The Nueva School. His area of investment is about two thirds Big Data and Cloud platforms, and one third Health and Medical.

He was the Executive Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer of Yahoo from 1996 to mid 2007. He helped acquire and integrate over 50 companies and managed over six thousand engineers representing half of the company's employees.

Between 1985 and 1996, Mr. Nazem held various software development and management positions at Oracle Corporation culminating in his role as Vice President of Media and Web Server Division. His tenure at Oracle also included membership in the company's Product Division Management Committee, which set overall strategy for Oracle products.

Previously, Mr. Nazem was recruited from California Polytechnic State University by Rolm Corporation to be a software engineer in the VLCBX division. At age 19, he earned a B.S. degree in Computer Science with highest honors.

Jobs (5)

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Mar, 1996
Jun, 2007
Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President of Communication Services
1985
1996
Vice President of Web and Media Server Division
1983
1985
Senior Software Engineer
1981
1982
Software Engineer

Board & Advisor Roles (2)

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Apr, 2016$5.67M / Series APersonal Investment
Dec, 2015$11M / Series APersonal Investment
Nov, 2015$6M / Series BPersonal Investment
Oct, 2015$2.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2015$13.6M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2015$6.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2015$6M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2015$3.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2015undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2014undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2014$8M / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2014$4.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2014$21M / Series BPersonal Investment
Aug, 2014undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2014$120k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2014$1.6M / Debt FinancingPersonal Investment
Jun, 2014$6M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2014$10.5M / Series APersonal Investment
May, 2014$13.5M / Series CPersonal Investment
Apr, 2014$2.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2014$10M / Series APersonal Investment
Feb, 2014$50M / Series BPersonal Investment
Feb, 2014$1.8M / AngelPersonal Investment
Jan, 2014$2.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2014$2.25M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2014$2.7M / VenturePersonal Investment
Jan, 2014undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
2014undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2013$170k / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2013$4.21M / Series APersonal Investment
Nov, 2013$2.55M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2013$10.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Oct, 2013$4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2013$750k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2013$8.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2013$8M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2013$10M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2013undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2013$1.25M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2013undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment

Education (1)

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