|Stanford University Graduate School of Business, MBA||2006|
|Yale University, BA||2000|
|Stanford University, Law School, JD||2006|
Kamran is an experienced venture capitalist and technology executive, based in New York City.
He is currently a VC at Greycroft Partners, based in the New York Office, where his investment focus includes mobile applications & technologies, social media & video, and gaming.
Kamran leads Greycroft’s investments in Braintree/Venmo, Fortumo, Epoxy, and BalconyTV, and also works closely with investments in Playdek, Parent Media, Longtail Video, and HashGo.
Before Greycroft, Kamran was Head of Corporate & Business Development at MyYearbook/MeetMe, the largest social networking platform for teens and the leader in social discovery, with over 70 million users across mobile and desktop. At MyYearbook, he focused on mobile apps and mobile advertising, currency and commerce, and gaming. Kamran worked on the sale of MyYearbook to QuePasa.com for $100 million in 2011 (now public, NYSE AMEX: ‘MEET’).
Before MyYearbook, Kamran was an investor at Oak Hill Capital and at Tenaya Capital. At Tenaya, Kamran’s investments included Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: ‘PANW’), Funny Or Die, Zuora, jaxtr (acquired by Sabse Technologies), Wintegra (acquired by PMC-Sierra), and AdBrite, and he also worked with Tenaya’s investment in Kayak (NASD: ‘KYAK’), MarkLogic, and Composite Software. Kamran was also a private direct investor in Facebook, Inc and spent time as a Strategic Advisor to Newsweek.com / Washington Post Digital. Kamran began his career at McKinsey & Company, and then was Director of Business Development at online advertising network, WhenU.
Kamran holds a BA in Ethics, Politics, & Economics from Yale, Cum Laude with Distinction, an MBA from Stanford Business School, and a JD from Stanford Law School. He is a regular speaker and mentor at the New York Venture Summit, General Assembly NYC, Entrepreneurs Roundtable NYC, & AppNation Conferences, among others. He’s a member of the New York Bar and also an Admissions Interviewer for Stanford’s Business School program.