I enjoy building startups and helping entrepreneurs excel, leveraging 20 years of strategy, transactional and entrepreneurial experience along world-class founders and investors. I am proud of my track record in mentoring entrepreneurial talent and catalyzing industry-transforming innovations.
As an Operating Partner at Pear Venture Capital (formerly Pejman Mar Ventures), I provide strategic guidance and operational advice to passionate entrepreneurial teams.
As VP Corporate Development at GoDaddy, I lead M&A and corporate strategy for several business units, with a focus on new product innovation and growth.
As VP Strategy and Corporate Development of Webs, repositioned one of the most popular website creation tools with over 40M users, successfully executed on its transformation into a leading SMB marketing solutions and led its strategic sale to Vistaprint in 2011.
As Co-Founder and COO of Jaxtr and UpCounsel, raised over $20 million from top tier venture capital firms, launched products serving millions of users and recruited over 60 employees.
I have actively participated in evaluation, negotiation and execution of over 150 M&A and venture financing transactions valued over $1.7 billion in aggregate.
Touraj is very knowledgeable about the startup environment, and I found him to be very personable and easy to talk with. He quickly grasped the concept of our business and was very supportive. I am looking forward to working with him.