Iranian-Americans in San Fransisco

Iranians Who Power Silicon Valley

• Pierre Omidyar: Founder of

• Sean Rad: Founder of

• Bob Miner: Co-founder of

• Darian Shirazi: Founder of

• Arash Ferdowsi: Co-founder of

• Ramin Farjad: Co-founder of

•  Ali Partovi: Co-founder of

•  Hadi Partovi: Co-founder of

• Farhad Mohit: Co-founder of

• Alex Mehr: Co-founder of

• AmirAli Talasaz Co-founder of which raised $550M in venture capital.

• Salar Kamangar: ex-CEO of and 7th employee to join

• Saeed Amidi: Founder/CEO of Plug and Play Tech Center. 

One of the largest start-up incubators and super early stage investors in Silicon Valley.

• Mansour Samadpour: Founder of IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group. 

One of the largest food testing labs in the U.S.


Iranian-Americans are among the most educated and successful communities in the U. S., according 

to a report by the Iranian Studies group at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Iranian-Americans 

have founded, or hold senior leadership positions at, many major US companies, 

including Fortune 500 companies.

Persia was a power house of academic knowledge in ancient times. They were leaders in astronomy, medicine, mathematics, literature and philosophy. Throughout the millenniums of invasions and conquests, Persians have been tough enough to live through it and repel the invaders. Even during Middle Ages Persia produced the best scholars in the world in all fields of science. 

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