Primary Role
Co-founder, President @
31 Investments in 29 Companies

Person Details


Hadi is an entrepreneur and investor, and also co-founder of education non-profit As an entrepreneur, he was on the founding teams of Tellme and iLike. As an angel investor and startup advisor, Hadi's portfolio includes Facebook, Zappos, Dropbox, OPOWER, Flixster, Bluekai, and many others.

A graduate of Harvard University, Hadi began his career during the browser wars in the 1990s, when he was Microsoft's Group Program Manager for [Internet Explorer](product/windows-internet-explorer). After the release of IE 5.0, Hadi co-founded Tellme Networks. Tellme was acquired by Microsoft for a reported $800 million. Hadi was General Manager of during MSN's only year of profit, where he delivered 30% annual growth and incubated (now

After leaving Microsoft a second time, Hadi co-founded iLike with twin brother Ali Partovi, and together they built the leading music application on the Facebook platform. in 2009, iLike was acquired by MySpace where both Partovis worked as Senior Vice Presidents.

Hadi is a strategic advisor to numerous startups including Facebook, Dropbox, OPOWER, and Bluekai, and serves on the board of TASER International. He is also an active angel investor with a wide range of investments.

Experience (6)

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    Co-founder, President
    Sep, 2012
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    SVP Technology
    Sep, 2009 - Apr, 2010
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    Mar, 2006 - Sep, 2009
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    General Manager, MSN
    Dec, 2002 - Nov, 2005
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    VP Product, Founding team
    Apr, 1999 - Jul, 2001
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    Group Program Manager, IE
    1994 - Jan, 1999

Education (2)


Upcoming Event Appearances (1)

Web Summit

Nov 4, 2014 - Nov 6, 2014

RDS, RDS Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Dublin, IRL

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Past Event Appearances (1)