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Co-Founder @
Investments
3 Investments in 3 Companies
Born:
September 10, 1983
Gender:
Female
Location:
New York
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Soraya Darabi has her finger firmly on the pulse of today's changing media landscape. Featured on the cover of Fast Company's "Most Creative People in Business" issue, named one of Inc. Magazine's "30 Under 30," and included in AdAge Magazine's "25 People in Media to Follow on Twitter," Darabi began her career as Manager of Digital Partnerships and Social Media at The New York Times.

While there, she positioned the Times on such networks as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter; partnered with startups large and small; established award-winning campaigns; and taught journalists and chief executives alike how to best use and leverage social media. Times columnist Nicholas Kristof credits Darabi as being "the only reason why he has [millions] of followers on Twitter."

Following her tenure at the Times, Darabi served as product lead for drop.io, a real-time online sharing, collaboration, and presentation service recently acquired by Facebook, then helped found the mobile application Foodspotting. Today, Foodspotting boasts three million downloads, was named by Apple and Wired as an app of the year, and was featured in Businessweek as a "Most Promising Startup."

Currently, Soraya Darabi invests in and advises start-ups (such as Contently.com, StyleSaint.com, Trippy.com, Cir.ca), while beginning a new endeavor in New York City.

Jobs (4)

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Co-Founder

May, 2012 - Current   (over 4 years)
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Product Lead
Oct 1, 2009
2012
Co-Founder
Sep, 2007
Dec, 2009
Manager, Digital Partnership and Social-Media Marketing

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Investments (3)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
May, 2013$1.8M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2012$472k / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Apr, 2012$900k / Convertible NotePersonal Investment

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