| Signatures Capital|
| University of California, Berkeley|
Founder & Managing Partner of Signatures Capital
University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco, California, United States
Bobby Yazdani Wikipedia
Bobby Yazdani (born 1963) is an Iranian-American entrepreneur and a venture capitalist.
He is the founder of Saba Software and venture capital firms Cota Capital and Signatures Capital. Yazdani founder Saba in 1997 and took the company public in 2000. Yazdani grew Saba into a US$100+ million business, making Saba Software one of the fastest growing software companies in the world.
Yazdani began investing in 1989 and officially founded his investment firm, Signatures Capital, in 2006. As the firm’s founder and Managing Partner, he has grown the portfolio to over 100 companies in the technology sector.
In 2014, Yazdani was ranked #1 out of 2000 angel investors in a report by CB Insights as having the most successful track record for investing in companies that received follow-on funding.
Yazdani started Saba in 1997. Saba Learning was the first product; since then, the product line has integrated and expanded into a unified suite of People Cloud Applications delivered as software-as-a-service. Under his leadership, Saba acquired THINQ Learning Solutions in May 2005, Centra Software in 2006 and Pedagogue Solutions and Comartis in June 2011.
Through his personal and Signatures Capital investments, Yazdani's portfolio includes Dropbox, Google, Uber, Bonobos, Bina, Salesforce.com, Klout, KISSmetrics, Qwiki, Webs.com, Masimo, Boticca, Clearspring, Atheer Labs, Nextbio, SoundHound, Adrise, and Blocks.
In 2014, Yazdani agreed to an SEC-negotiated 'clawback' of USD $2.5 million in earnings and bonuses to be reimbursed to Saba.