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Angel Investor (Individual)

Investments

11

Portfolio Exits

4

About Pejman Nozad

Pejman Nozad is an angel investor who generally invests $10-$100K in young, emerging companies. Nozad seeks to assist his portfolio companies through leveraging of his network including access to top tier VC's and relationship with major technology companies.

Headquarters Location

California,

United States

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Latest Pejman Nozad News

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04:00 AM | October 29, 2021 Pejman Nozad, a founding managing partner at Pear VC, joins this episode of LA Venture to discuss Pear VC's current initiatives, including its accelerator and fellowships. He's seen as one of the most successful angel investors in the area, and for good reason: he has made more than 300 investments in his lifetime. "I'm a child of revolution and war and difficult times," said Nozad of his upbringing in Iran during the revolution. Nozad went to college before dropping out. That's when his brother told him about his dream to go to America. After his brother was denied a visa multiple times, Nozad went himself to the embassy and got lucky; the woman in charge of the process liked him enough to approve him. "When you're in [your] early twenties, you don't analyze much of the future. And then your risk-takers. I came to America in 1992 with $700 and I didn't speak any word of English," said Nozad. Nozad went from working at a carwash, then a yogurt shop, to a (now famous) Persian rug store in Palo Alto. Many of his clients happened to be CEOs and venture capitalists; Nozad wanted to be part of that community. "I was very lucky because I had access to people who normally nobody can see them, but I was hanging out with them at Sunday barbecues while selling carpets," said Nozad. In his early days as an investor, Nozad bet on companies that included Dropbox and DoorDash. He said he took inspiration as a venture capitalist in lessons he learned from his time playing professional soccer in Iran. "In soccer, you can score minute one, or you can score at minute 90. Both of them [are] one goal and you can win the game. So, when you go to fundraise, don't get disappointed if you hear a lot of nos, because the yes could be the last meeting after the whole two months," he said. Want to hear more L.A. Venture? Listen on Apple Podcasts , Stitcher , Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. dot.LA Engagement Intern Joshua Letona contributed to this post. From Your Site Articles

Pejman Nozad Investments

11 Investments

Pejman Nozad has made 11 investments. Their latest investment was in GraphDive as part of their Series A on September 9, 2013.

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Pejman Nozad Portfolio Exits

4 Portfolio Exits

Pejman Nozad has 4 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Contacts+ on February 08, 2018.

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2/8/2018

Acquired

$99M

1

1/16/2018

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10

12/22/2017

Acq - Fin

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$99M

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10

6/24/2016

Acquired

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10

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2/8/2018

1/16/2018

12/22/2017

6/24/2016

Exit

Acquired

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