|Type of investor||Angel|
|Typical investment size||$100k - $250k|
|Typical investments in a year||20|
|Investments made||Dropbox, Zappos, Airbnb, OPOWER, Indiegogo, Ironport, Boku, Bluekai, Viagogo, Familiar, FiveStars, PracticeFusion, Thumbtack, Break Media, Edusoft, Flixster, PaperKarma, Viglink, widerorbit, Brightfarms, Causes, CodeAcademy, Farmigo, ThinkFuse|
|Investments partners||Ali Partovi|
|Categories of interest|
|Credentials||Accredited Investor, Qualified Purchaser|
Tellme Networks, iLike
Angel investments and exits
Zappos (acquired by Amazon $1B)
Ironport (acquired by Cisco)
Flixster (acquired by Time Warner)
Hadi is an entrepreneur and angel investor. As an entrepreneur, he was on the founding teams of Tellme and iLike. As an angel investor and startup advisor, Hadi’s portfolio includes Facebook, Zappos, Dropbox, OPOWER,Flixster, Bluekai, and many others.
A 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. After the release of IE 5.0, Hadi co-foundedTellme Networks. Tellme was acquired by Microsoft for a reported $800 million. Hadi was General Manager of MSN.com during MSN’s only year of profit, where he delivered 30% annual growth and incubated Start.com (now Live.com).
After leaving Microsoft a second time, Hadi co-founded iLike with twin brother Ali Partovi, and together they built the leading music application on the Facebook platform. in 2009, iLike was acquired by MySpace where both Partovis worked as Senior Vice Presidents.
Hadi is a strategic advisor to numerous startups including Facebook,Dropbox, OPOWER, and Bluekai, and serves on the board of TASER International. He is also an active angel investor with a wide range of investments.