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Websiteamidzad.com
Twitter@pejmannozad
Birthdate1968

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Pejman Nozad

Pejman is one of the most successful angel investors in Silicon Valley, whose steady rise and involvement in building some of high tech’s most notable startups was praised by Forbes Magazine as “the Silicon Valley Cinderella” story.

Pejman started his Silicon Valley career in sales and business development by joining the Amidi Group in 1994. In the span of few years, he became a top grossing salesman and launched a number of successful initiatives for the Amidi Group. Amidzad was one of those initiatives, created to seize on the early stage investment opportunities that Pejman would source in his activities.

Some of Pejman’s notable investments include Danger (acquired by Microsoft), Bix (acquired by Yahoo!), Powerset (acquired by Microsoft), Sabio Labs (acquired by Magma), Vudu (acquired by Walmart), Webs.com ( acquired by VistaPrint), Clever Sense (acquired by Google), Milo (acquired by eBay), Sendori (acquired by IAC/Ask.com), Extreme DA (acquired by Synopsys), ParAllele (acquired by Affymetrix), Dropbox, Path, Lending Club, Zoosk, Causes, Addepar, Badgeville, Backplane, Soundhound, Peek, Zenpayroll, Fundersclub, Ark ,Tapin.tv, Filepicker.io, Rolepoint, InDinero, Keen.io, Wedding Party App, Delphi Solutions, Nou Data, Contapps, Social Gaming Network (SGN), Qwiki, Clearspring (Addthis), TokBox, Graphdive, Jaxtr, Optrip, InMage, Quantenna and Picaboo.

In addition to investing, Pejman has had founding and advisory roles with numerous startups including Clever Sense (subsequently acquired by Google), Swapmeback, a financial social network for college students founded by Stanford students, Social Stock, and isoccer.org. Pejman has also been instrumental in creating “Plug and Play Tech Center,” the world’s most successful technology community center which has been home to more than 500 tech start-ups.

Pejman is an avid sports enthusiast and an athlete. He is a member of the prestigious International Sports Press Association (AIPS) and the Editor-in-Chief of Toop Magazine (an annual international soccer magazine), covering two FIFA World Cups (1998 and 2006) as an accredited reporter for his own website (www.footballmedia.net). He sits on the executive board of International Children Games in San Francisco 2008. He played professional soccer for 3 years in Iran.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
True&Co 10/2013Series A$4M6
DoorDash 9/2013Angel$2.4M7
Graphdive 9/2013Series A$2M5
Heap 8/2013Seed$2M14
Sensor Tower 8/2013Venture Round$1M7
EagerPanda 8/2013Seed4
Cloudtop 6/2013Seed$1.8M10
ZenPayroll 12/2012Seed$6.1M22
FundersClub 10/2012Seed$6.5M25
Contacts+ 10/2012Seed$1M6
Keen IO 6/2012Angel$750k19
NationBuilder 3/2012Series A$6.25M9
Peek.com 1/2012Seed$1.4M5
Qwiki 1/2011Series A$8M9
Badgeville 11/2010Series A$2.5M4
Dropbox 9/2008Seed$1.2M4
Project Playlist 9/2007Series A$3M3

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  1. True&Co. Raises Another $4 Million To Help You Find The Perfect Bra (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. DoorDash Raises $2.4M To Improve Food Delivery (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. GraphDive Raises $2M For Social Media Analytics And Targeting (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Heap Raises $2M For Their “Capture Everything” Analytics Tool (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. Sensor Tower Raises $1M To Help Mobile Developers Improve Their App Store Presence (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. Citation Needed [add]
  7. Silicon Valley Venture Capital Almanac source [edit]
  8. ZenPayroll Launches Cloud-Based Payroll Service With $6.1M In Seed Funding From CEOs At Yammer, Box, Yelp And Dropbox (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  9. To Turn The Crowd Into Venture Capitalists, FundersClub Raises $6M Seed Round -- Biggest In YC History (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  10. Smartphone Contact Management Startup Contacts+ Raises $1 Million In Seed Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  11. Keen Blog (blog.keen.io) [edit]
  12. Community Organizing Platform NationBuilder Raises $6.3M From Andreessen Horowitz; Causes Founder Joins As President (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  13. A Travel Start-Up Raises Money for Planning Tourism Activities (bits.blogs.nytimes.com) [edit]
  14. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  15. Badgeville raises $2.5M to spread game mechanics across the web (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  16. techcrunch.com [edit]
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