I was born in Iran, have lived in France and Canada, and have now lived in New York for the past 20 years.
I co-founded Residence Ventures, prior to joining White Star Capital in 2017, an early-stage fund investing in Seed deals, as well as a blockchain boutique consulting firm called Icon Partners. I began my career in 2002 working in Capital Markets where I spent over 12 years after graduating from Concordia University in Montreal with a Bachelor’s in finance.
Being at the forefront of technology and helping passionate entrepreneurs build scalable companies across the globe is what motivates me the most. White Star Capital’s international culture and expertise are invaluable assets and they play an important role in the success of these new companies.
I’m an avid cyclist, amateur triathlete and DJ, and love all things tech and gadget.
My favourite artist is John Baldessari. 2 books I highly recommend are Life After Google and The Surrender Experiment.