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Hadi Partovi


Mr. Hadi Partovi is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer & Board Member at Born in Tehran, Iran, Hadi grew up during the Iran-Iraq war. His school did not offer computer science classes, so he taught himself to code at home on a Commodore 64. After immigrating to the United States, he spent his summers working as a software engineer to help pay his way through high school and college. Upon graduating from Harvard University with a Masters degree in computer science, Hadi pursued a career in technology starting at Microsoft where he rose into the executive ranks. He founded two startups - the first was a huge success and the second a dismal failure - and he now invests and advises other technology startups. In 2013 Hadi and his twin brother Ali launched the education nonprofit, which Hadi continues to lead full-time as CEO. has established computer science classes in 20% of US classrooms, created the most broadly used curriculum platform for K-12 computer science, and launched the global Hour of Code movement that has reached over 100 million students. Hadi has served as an early advisor or investor at many tech startups including Facebook, Dropbox, airbnb, and Uber. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Axon and Convoy.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Bellevue, WA
  • United States

Hadi Partovi Investments (44)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
iBeat 07-Jun-2018 Seed Round 0000 Monitoring Equipment Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
000000 24-Jul-2017 00000 00000 000.00 Logistics Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
000000 21-Dec-2015 00000 00000 000.00 Logistics Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
00000 00000 01-Aug-2015 0000 00000 00.00 Other Commercial Services Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
000000000 20-Feb-2015 00000 00000 0000 Application Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
0000 18-Feb-2015 00000 00000 00.00 Automotive Profitable 0000 0000000
0000.000 04-Feb-2015 00000 00000 0000 Financial Software Profitable 0000 0000000
000000.000 23-Dec-2014 00000 00000 0000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
IndieBio 01-Oct-2014 Early Stage VC Private Equity Startup 0000 0000000
Simon 14-Apr-2014 Early Stage VC Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
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Hadi Partovi Exits (25)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Uber 10-May-2019 IPO 00.00 Completed
0000000 13-Dec-2018 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 00000
000000000 00000000 31-Oct-2018 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000000000
0000.000 16-Apr-2018 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
  • 00000000
0000000 23-Mar-2018 000 00000 Completed
00000000 000000 13-Feb-2018 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
  • 0000000000 0000000
0000 20-Nov-2017 000 000.00 Completed
00000000 21-Feb-2017 0000000000 Completed
  • 2 buyers
Nervana Systems 09-Aug-2016 Merger/Acquisition 00000 Completed
Opower 17-May-2016 Merger/Acquisition 00000 Completed
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Hadi Partovi Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Hadi Partovi Angel Investor 00 0 Bellevue, WA