I am an angel investor in over 50 startups, including Uber.com (first round). I have a $10m angel fund and host the largest startup conference in the world: The LAUNCH Festival.
I've been building startups for 20 years, including my latest Inside.com
Soraya is hyper-connected and incredibly thoughtful. She makes time for entrepreneurs and is always up for making intros. Soraya's advice and network has been beyond helpful as we've grown Contently.
For Soraya Darabi's work with Contently
Most start-ups struggle mightily to gain awareness and interest in their efforts.
Soraya is one of those rare leaders who solves this challenge with terrific results -- the startups she's involved with get the awareness and momentum, from users, from brands, from press.
This is one of many reasons Soraya is a terrific. Add to this skill are very strong energy and work ethic. Happy to have had the opportunity to work with her in the past, I expect to continue to see great things in the future.
For Soraya Darabi's work at Foodspotting (Part of OpenTable)
Soraya is probably the most networked person on the planet and matches this with incredible talent and charisma.
Founder of a company Soraya Darabi advised
Soraya is whip-smart and always willing to help fellow entrepreneurs.
Co-worker at a company Soraya Darabi worked for
Soraya is hands-down one of the best out there for creating a brand and building the necessary momentum to gain real traction. She has a carefully crafted network of amazingly smart and helpful friends, and is a massive asset to startups who have big hopes and dreams.
Co-advisor of company Soraya Darabi advised
Soraya is an explosion of high level intelligence and global presence. Even when she is not in the room she is in the room. Soraya has fostered so many strong connections cause she radiates warmth and compassion.
Soraya was my first advisor to SHADOW and the biggest believer that dreams should not be forgotten. Soraya opened a door in the universe and made my small idea our reality.