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129 Investments in 108 Companies
San Francisco

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Babak Yazdani

Bobby Yazdani works full-time on the development and support of entrepreneurs through his venture capital firm, Signatures Capital. Drawing from nearly three decades of entrepreneurial experience in Silicon Valley, he mentors, advances and empowers entrepreneurs on their journey to build great companies.

In 2014, Bobby was ranked #1 out of 2000 angel investors in a report by CB Insights as having the most successful track record for investing in companies that received follow-on funding. Bobby made his first angel investment in 1989 in medical technology company Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI), where, in addition to providing capital, he wrote software to enhance the accuracy of the company’s early neonatal pulse oximeters.

In 1997 Bobby founded Saba, taking the company public in 2000. Today, Saba is the leading provider of Human Capital Development & Management Solutions. Its applications are being used by over 30 million people from 2200 customers across 195 countries and in 37 languages worldwide. While at Saba, he was named a finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Saba also earned spots on InformationWeek’s Innovation 100 list and Computerworld’s 100 Emerging Companies to Watch. Prior to Saba, Bobby worked at Oracle in various R&D roles (‘88 –‘97).

Bobby has successfully mentored entrepreneurs and invested in over 100 early-stage startups including Aardvark (acq. by Google), Addepar, Atheer Labs, Baarzo (acq. by Google), BaseHealth, Bina Technologies (acq. by Roche), Bonobos, Canary, Clearspring, CleverSense (acq. by Google), Dropbox, FundersClub, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), GuardantHealth, HomeJoy, inDinero, InstaEdu (acq. by Chegg), KeyChain Logistics, KissMetrics, Klout (acq. by Lithium Technologies), Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI), Medialets, NextBio (acq. by Illumina), Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), OpenGov, PassBan (acq. by EMC/RSA), Qwiki (acq. by Yahoo), SoundHound, SweetGreen, ThinkBig Analytics (acq. by Teradata), Uber, Wash.io, Webs.com (acq. by VistaPrint), ZenPayroll and more.Born in Tehran, Iran, Bobby completed high school in England and received a B.A. in Applied Mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley.

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Founder & Managing Partner

Apr 1, 1997
Feb 1, 2013
Founder & CEO
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Sep, 2016undisclosed amount / Convertible Note
Aug, 2016$13M / Series A
May, 2016$425k / Series A
Mar, 2016$40M / Series B
Mar, 2016$1.6M / Venture
Feb, 2016$350k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2016$3.52M / Series A
Jan, 2016$6M / Series A
Dec, 2015$14M / Series B (Lead)
Dec, 2015undisclosed amount / Venture
Dec, 2015$1.53M / Seed
Nov, 2015$6M / Series BPersonal Investment
Oct, 2015$3.08M / Series A
May, 2015$1.45M / Seed
May, 2015$15M / Series A
Apr, 2015$1.8M / Series A
Apr, 2015$2M / Seed
Mar, 2015$2M / Seed
Feb, 2015$7M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jan, 2015$17.5M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jan, 2015undisclosed amount / Convertible Note
Dec, 2014$255.53k / Convertible Note
Nov, 2014$725k / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2014$2.87M / Series A
Oct, 2014$9M / Series A
Oct, 2014undisclosed amount / Seed
Sep, 2014undisclosed amount / Series A
Sep, 2014undisclosed amount / Seed
Sep, 2014$2M / Convertible Note
Jul, 2014$4.5M / Series A
Jul, 2014undisclosed amount / Convertible Note
Jul, 2014$1M / Seed
Jul, 2014$100k / Convertible Note
Jul, 2014$9.95M / Series A
Jul, 2014undisclosed amount / Venture
Jul, 2014$11.92M / Series A
Jun, 2014$3.7M / Series A
Jun, 2014$10.5M / Series A
May, 2014$5.1M / Series B
May, 2014$1.4M / Seed

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