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University of Pennsylvania, MBA 2006
University of California, BS 1998
Computer Science

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Omar Hamoui

Omar Hamoui is partner at Sequoia Capital. Previously he was an entrepreneur with a focus on mobile. After earning a degree in Computer Science at UCLA, Omar founded and ran several companies in mobile software and services. At the time, he was frustrated by the lack of available options when it came to promoting and monetizing mobile products.

While working towards his MBA at the Wharton School, Omar began to think more seriously about the untapped potential of mobile advertising, and created AdMob to address this growing opportunity. Omar served as AdMob’s CEO and a member of the company’s board of directors from January 2006 through the company’s acquisition by Google in May 2010.

During his time at Google, Omar was a VP of mobile ads, responsible for the development and innovation of Google’s mobile advertising products. After Google, Omar founded Churn Labs to incubate new startup teams and ideas. One of the teams which emerged from Churn Labs formed Maybe, Inc., a company focused on helping people make better decisions. This team became a part of LinkedIn in 2013.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Kiwi, Inc. 7/2013Series A$9M4
Gigwalk 10/2012Series A$6M6
Gigwalk 5/2011Seed$1.7M6
Offermatic 3/2011Series A$4.5M3 2/2011Seed$1M5



  1. Sequoia Makes Another Bet in Gaming By Leading $9M Round For Android-Focused Kiwi ( [edit]
  2. Paid Task App Gigwalk Raises $6M From August Capital, Greylock; Expands Deal With Microsoft ( [edit]
  3. Gigwalk Launches the First On-Demand Mobile Workforce; Receives $1.7M in Seed Funding From Harrison Metal, SoftTech VC and Greylock Discovery Fund ( [edit]
  4. Offermatic Raises $4.5 Million From Kleiner Perkins And Top Notch Angel Investors ( [edit]
  5.’s SDK Makes Entering Credit Card Information As Easy As Taking A Snapshot ( [edit]
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