Iranian-Americans in Silicon Valley San Fransisco

• Pierre Omidyar: Founder of

• Sean Rad: Founder of

• Bob Miner: co-founder of

• Arash Ferdowsi: co-founder of

• 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.


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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