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Iranians Leading Silicon Valley Tech Giants

Updated: Jan 22, 2019

A report published by the Fast Company magazine has presented an impressive list of Iranian executives leading Silicon Valley Tech Giants.


The list includes Iranian executives in Google, eBay, Dropbox, Uber, Facebook and many other companies across different sectors. You can view the full article here.

Here is the list of a number of influential Iranian executives, founders, investors and advisers as reported by the Fast Company:

Executives/Founders


Alphabet/Google

  • Salar Kamangar, executive officer, Alphabet; former CEO, YouTube

  • Farzad Khosrowshahi, director of engineering, Area 120

  • Parisa Tabriz, director of engineering

Amazon

  • Babak Parviz, VP and leader, Grand Challenge research team

AppLovin

  • Adam Foroughi

Aquantia

  • Faraj Aalaei, CEO

  • Ramin Farjad, cofounder, SVP of R&D

  • Pirooz Paravandeh, COO

Brite

  • Niousha Zadeh, cofounder and CEO

Code.org

  • Ali Partovi, cofounder

  • Hadi Partovi, CEO and cofounder

Coriant

  • Shaygan Kheradpir, former CEO

Dropbox

  • Arash Ferdowsi, cofounder, former CTO

eBay

  • Pierre Omidyar, founder

Facebook

  • Amin Zoufonoun, VP, corporate development


Flipagram

  • Farhad Mohit, cofounder

Genius

  • Mahbod Moghadam, cofounder

Home Care Assistance

  • Lily Sarafan, CEO

Intel

  • Amir Khosrowshahi, CTO, AI products


Intuit

  • Sasan Goodarzi


Kobalt

  • Avid Larizadeh Duggan, EVP, chief strategy and business officer


Nokia

  • Hossein Moiin, former chief technology and strategy officer


Oracle

  • Bob Miner, cofounder


PriceGrabber

  • Kamran Pourzanjani, cofounder


Radius Intelligence

  • Darian Shirazi, cofounder and CEO


Roche

  • Narges Baniasadi, former VP and lifecycle leader


Tinder

  • Sean Rad, cofounder, former CEO


Twitter

  • Omid Kordestani, executive chairman

  • Kayvon Beykpour, head of product; cofounder, Periscope

Uber

  • Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO

  • Pedram Keyani, director of engineering

Virgin Hyperloop One

  • Shervin Pishevar, cofounder

Y Combinator

  • Ali Rowghani, CEO, Continuity Fund

Yahoo

  • Farzad Nazem, former CTO

Zoosk

  • Alex Mehr, cofounder

  • Shayan Zadeh, cofounder


Investors/Advisors


Airbnb

  • Ali Partovi

  • Hadi Partovi

Bonobos

  • Bobby Yazdani

Change.org

  • Hadi Partovi

ClassPass

  • Hadi Partovi

Color Genomics

  • Farzad Nazem

Convoy

  • Dara Khosrowshahi

  • Hadi Partovi

DoorDash

  • Pejman Nozad

Dropbox

  • Pejman Nozad

  • Ali Partovi

  • Hadi Partovi

Facebook

  • Ali Partovi

  • Hadi Partovi

Ginkgo Bioworks

  • Farzad Nazem

Google

  • Bobby Yazdani

Indiegogo

  • Hadi Partovi

LegalZoom

  • Kamran Pourzanjani

Rent the Runway

  • Shervin Pishevar

Salesforce

  • Bobby Yazdani

SpaceX

  • Hadi Partovi

Sweetgreen

  • Bobby Yazdani

Thrive Market

  • Ali Partovi

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  • Ali Partovi

  • Hadi Partovi

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  • Bijan Sabet

Twitter

  • Bijan Sabet

Uber

  • Ali Partovi

  • Hadi Partovi

  • Shervin Pishevar

  • Bobby Yazdani

Ubiome

  • Farzad Nazem

Warby Parker

  • Shervin Pishevar

Zappos

  • Ali Partovi

  • Hadi Partovi

ZipRecruiter

  • Kamran Pourzanjani

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