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.
Currently leading Business & Corporate Development for several business units within GoDaddy
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.
“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.”