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Furqan Nazeeri

Furqan Nazeeri


Website: http://www.altgate.com/
Arlington, Massachusetts, United States
Accredited investor
Member since August 21, 2007
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Credentials Accredited Investor
Education
1994 University of Michigan , BS , Aerospace Engineering
1999 Harvard University , MBA

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I guess you could say that I'm a serial entrepreneur and blogger, but I confess I'm not entirely happy with that label...it makes it sound like I kill companies and then write about it!

 

For the last 10-ish years I've lived in Boston but I grew up in Boring, Oregon and then got a degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan. My real passion at Michigan was the solar car team where I was team captain. Not surprisingly, I spent the early part of my career working on alternative energy (solar) and transportation (plug-in electric vehicles). After getting a MBA at Harvard, I spent the next several years working in the financial technology industry at three different startups (two of which I founded or co-founded).

 

I'm currently President & CEO of Viridus, where our mission is to empower employees to create sustainable companies. Previously I was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with Softbank Capital where I worked on new business ideas and pretended to be a VC. It was a rare opportunity to be a "fox in the henhouse" and get a look at venture investing from the other side of the table. Lastly, I'll say that, as founder/CEO, I have raised multiple rounds of angel and venture capital as well as debt and I've also done a couple early stage venture deals as an investor.