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Mr. Shayan Zadeh

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Founder & CEO @ Leap Rail - Previously CEO @ Zoosk

San Francisco Bay AreaHospital and Health Care
Current
  • Founder & CEO @ Leap Rail
  • Co-Founder & Board Member @ Zoosk
  • Advisor @ Sherbit
  • Advisor @ SnapShip
  • Advisor @ MAVATAR TECHNOLOGIES INC

Summary

Shayan Zadeh is an entrepreneur, advisor, and investor. Currently, Shayan is exploring ideas at the intersection of Health Care & Big Data.

Previously, Shayan co-founded Zoosk, one of the world’s largest online dating platforms and a top 10 grossing app in the Apple App Store. Shayan led Zoosk as CEO for 7 years, raising over $60M in venture capital and growing the company to over $200M in annual revenue. Prior to founding Zoosk, Shayan was a program manager and software engineer at Microsoft.

Shayan received a Master in Computer Science from University of Maryland, and an MBA from University of Washington. He has been named to 40 Under 40 list by San Francisco Business Times and Alumni Hall of Fame by University of Maryland.

In addition, Shayan is an angel investor and advisor to startups such as Sherbit, Mavatar, SnapShip, PaperKarma (acquired by reputation.com), Identified (acquired by Workday) and AppComputing. In his free time, Shayan enjoys bicycling, tennis, and playing with his dog, Ivy.

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To maintain and advance civil liberties, including, without limitation, the freedoms of association, press, religion, and speech, and the rights to the franchise, to due process of law, and to equal protection of the laws for all people throughout the United States and its jurisdictions.