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36 Investments in 34 Companies

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Hadi Partovi is an entrepreneur and investor, and CEO of the education non-profit Code.org.

In 2013 Hadi and his twin brother Ali launched the education nonprofit Code.org which Hadi continues to lead full-time as CEO. Code.org has established computer science classes in 15% of US classrooms, created the most popular curriculum platform for K-12 computer science, and launched the global Hour of Code movement that has reached over 100 million students.

A computer science graduate of Harvard University, Hadi began his career during the browser wars in the 1990s, when he was Microsoft’s Group Program Manager for Internet Explorer. In a second stint at Microsoft, he was General Manager of the MSN portal, delivering its first year of profit. As an entrepreneur, Hadi was on the founding teams of Tellme Networks and iLike, which were acquired by Microsoft and MySpace, respectively.

Hadi has served as an early advisor to numerous startups including Facebook and Dropbox, and as a tech investor his portfolio also includes airbnb, Uber, Zappos, IndieGogo, Change.org, and others. Aside from his investments, Hadi also serves as a Director on the boards of TASER International and Convoy.

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CEO and President

Sep, 2012 - Current   (about 4 years)
Sep 1, 2009
Apr 1, 2010
SVP - Technology
Mar, 2006
Sep, 2009
Founding Member & President
Dec, 2002
Nov, 2005
General Manager, MSN
Apr, 1999
Jul, 2001
VP Product, Founding Team
Group Program Manager, IE
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Aug, 2016$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2015$2.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2015$7M / Debt FinancingPersonal Investment
Jul, 2015$1.7M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2014$25M / Series CPersonal Investment
Apr, 2014$600k / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2014$23M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jul, 2013$1.6M / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Aug, 2012$14.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2012$34M / Series CPersonal Investment
Jan, 2012$2M / VenturePersonal Investment
Sep, 2011$6M / VenturePersonal Investment
Jun, 2011$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2011undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2011$520k / AngelPersonal Investment
Sep, 2010$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2010$1M / AngelPersonal Investment
Jun, 2010$1.2M / AngelPersonal Investment
Dec, 2009$2M / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2009$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2009$13M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jun, 2009$800k / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2008$3.2M / Series APersonal Investment
Feb, 2008$14.5M / Series CPersonal Investment
Sep, 2007$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2007$1.7M / Series APersonal Investment
Jan, 2007$2.35M / Series APersonal Investment
Mar, 2006undisclosed amount / VenturePersonal Investment
Feb, 2006$175k / AngelPersonal Investment
Oct, 2005undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Jun, 2005$800k / Series APersonal Investment
Feb, 2002$1M / AngelPersonal Investment
Jan, 2002$700k / AngelPersonal Investment
Dec, 2001undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Jan, 2001undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Jun, 1999$6M / Series APersonal Investment

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