Mahbod Moghadam

Pivotal Labs - 1333 2nd Street Suite 200 Santa Monica, 90401 West Los Angeles
Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 6:30 PM (PDT)

About this event

Mahbod Moghadam is an Iranian-American internet entrepreneur and investor. He is a cofounder of Everipedia. Mahbod was formerly a cofounder of Rap Genius (now Genius), which he started in 2009 with Yale University classmate and friend Tom Lehman.

Moghadam currently works full-time on Everipedia. He met Sam Kazemian in 2015 when he was giving a talk at UCLA and was immediately captivated by the earliest version of Everipedia. Sam showed Mahbod his Everipedia page and Mahbod was super excited because he had always wanted a Wikipedia page, and several people had made him one, but Wikipedia kept deleting it.

He and Sam, along with cofounders Theodor Forselius and Travis Moore, raised seed funding from Mucker Capital and commenced the revolution of knowledge.

Mahbod is an Angel investor in Coinbase, Helpr, Polymail, Burrow Sofa, Yoshi Fuel, Squire Technologies and Flexport. He also owns Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Speaker

  • Mahbod Moghadam

    Mahbod Moghadam

    Rap Genius, Everipedia

    Genius (aka "Rap Genius) was created in October 2009 by founders Mahbod Moghadam, Tom Lehman, and Ilan Zechory, who met during their undergraduate years at Yale University. By 2014 Genius had raised a total of 56.9 million from investors such as Andressen Horowitz.

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  • When

    Tuesday, Oct 17
    6:30 PM - 9:30 PM (PDT)

    Where

    Pivotal Labs
    1333 2nd Street Suite 200 Santa Monica90401

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