Hooman is an entrepreneur and investor. He's co-founder and CEO of Collective, Venture Partner at Expa, founder of 10e9, and co-founder of AddThis (acquired by Oracle).
As CEO of Collective, he is responsible for driving the strategy, finance, and operations for the company. Collective's vision is to increase the number of financially successful businesses-of-one by enabling self-employed people to focus on their passion not their paperwork.
As a founding partner at Expa, he collaborated with the founders and former leadership from Uber, Foursquare, and Twitter to build and invest in category-defining, new businesses. Hooman works with companies like Convoy, Sweetgreen, Thrive Market, Onfido, Uber, and other start-ups as an investor and advisor via his personal investment platform, 10e9. He began his entrepreneurial career as founder and CEO of AddThis. AddThis was acquired by Oracle in 2016. At the time of the acquisition, the platform was used by a network of 15 million web publishers to increase their online traffic to nearly 2B unique viewers worldwide.
Named one of Tech's Best Entrepreneurs in BusinessWeek and one of iMedia's 25 most influential online marketing professionals, Hooman has been featured by NBC, ABC, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Forbes, and the New York Times. He has guest lectured on entrepreneurship and innovation at prominent institutions like Stanford, Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon and supports a number of organizations such as Charity: Water and Pencils of Promise.