Startup Grind Hosts Ali Partovi
Ali Partovi, Code.org, iLike, LinkExchange
Startup Grind San Francisco welcomes Ali Partovi, angel investor, startup advisor and serial entrepreneur on Wednesday, July 24.
Co-founder. LinkExchange, iLike, & Code.org
Investor/Advisor. Zappos, Facebook, Dropbox
Donor. Vittana, FoodCorps
Based in San Francisco, Ali is an angel investor, startup advisor, and serial entrepreneur. He co-founded and sold two high-profile startups: iLike, acquired by MySpace in 2009, and LinkExchange, acquired by Microsoft for $265 million in 1998. Ali is also a co-founder of computer education non-profit Code.org. His portfolio as an investor / advisor has included such successes as Zappos, Ironport, and Facebook, as well as newer ventures such as DropBox, Viagogo, and OPOWER (see complete Partovi portfolio). As a visionary, he was among the first people to see the potential of the Facebook Platform (in 2007), and among the earliest to grasp the business opportunity of search (in 1997). His current passion is sustainable food and agriculture, based on his recent articles Food is the New Frontier in Green Tech and Hacking the Food System: Focus on the Supply Chain, and related angel investments in Farmigo and BrightFarms, and serves on the board of FoodCorps.
AGENDA 7:00 Networking and Food
8:00 Fireside Chat
Denise Terry, Director of Startup Grind San Francisco
Marketing, Partnerships & Social. Help people and startups succeed. 10 startups, 3 acquired. Mom of twins, wife of serial entrepreneur.
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Derek Andersen, Director of Startup Grind San Francisco
Derek Andersen spent four years in product management at Electronic Arts working on games like the Godfather, Burnout, and Mirror's Edge. He left in 2009 to found Vaporware Labs, a company that has tried and failed many times, but successfully launched products like Startup Grind, Commonred, and Steve Young Football (iOS). He's also a contributing author for Techcrunch and Business Insider and lives in Palo Alto, California.
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