Touraj Parang

COO of UpCounsel; Founder @Jaxtr; VP Strategy & Corp Dev @Webs (sold to VistaPrint); Advisor; Recovering VC & Lawyer; Closet Philosopher; Stanford & Yale Law

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What I Do

I enjoy building startups and help founding teams create a winning strategy, leveraging a very broad set of skills. Proven track record at creating disruptive products, inspiring world class teams, and fueling exponential growth through innovation, analytic rigor, and strategic partnerships.

Achievements

Currently COO of UpCounsel, an early stage startup aiming to revolutionize the legal industry..

Led Strategy, Biz/Corp Dev at Webs (website builder behind over 40 million websites), turned the company around and ran the M&A process that led to the successful sale of company to Vistaprint in 12/2011 at $120MM (over 12x revenue).

Founded a hyper viral mobile company (Jaxtr), which grew from 0 to 10 million registered users in less than 1 year (2007: pre-iPhone era). Raised $20 million in financing from top tier VC's and sold the company in 2009. Co-authored our patent application on VoIP and communication networks.

Instrumental in founding the Silicon Valley office of a major European VC firm (Earlybird Venture Capital), and was promoted from Associate to Principal in 3 years.

Represented many startups and public companies in financing, M&A, and IPO transactions as a corporate attorney.

Editor of Yale Law Journal, Yale International Law Journal, and Editor-in-Chielf of Dualist.