Hadi Partovi

Hadi Partovi

Tech investor & entrepreneur. Harvard graduate, helped lead the Microsoft Internet Explorer in the 90s. Co-founder at Tellme, iLike. Investor or advisor at Facebook, Dropbox, Zappos, Airbnb, OPOWER

Website: http://www.partovi.org
Bellevue, Washington, United States
Accredited investor
Member since September 17, 2012
Startup entrepreneur and investor/advisor Quote_down
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Investor interests
Type of investor Angel
Typical investment size $100k - $250k
Typical investments in a year 20
Investments partners Ali Partovi
Categories of interest
Credentials Accredited Investor, Qualified Purchaser
Investments made Zappos.com, viagogo, Practice Fusion, Flixster.com, Causes, VigLink, Airbnb, IndieGoGo, Dropbox, Break Media, Edusoft, Break Media, CodeAcademy
1994 Harvard College , BA , Computer Science
1994 Harvard University , MS , Computer Science

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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.