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Bobby Yazdani

Ethnicity  Persian
Name  Bobby Yazdani
Website  Signatures Capital
Citizenship  American

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Alma mater  University of California, Berkeley
Occupation  Founder & Managing Partner of Signatures Capital
Education  University of California, Berkeley
Residence  San Francisco, California, United States

Organizations founded  Saba Software

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Bobby Yazdani (born 1963) is an Iranian-American entrepreneur and a venture capitalist.

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Career

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.

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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.

Saba Software

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.

References

Bobby Yazdani Wikipedia


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