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Darian Shirazi

VC INVESTOR TYPE
Active STATUS
1 PROFESSIONALS
19 INVESTMENTS
8 PORTFOLIO
11 EXITS
Description

Darian Shirazi is a General Partner at Gradient Ventures. At the age of 15, he interned at eBay as a code tester working on the third version of Sell Your Item. In early 2005, he joined Facebook as a Software Engineer reporting to Mark Zuckerberg as one of the companys first outside hires. At Facebook, he contributed to several components of the social networks products and the early versions of its mobile products. After Facebook, Darian studied Philosophy and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley for nearly two years before dropping out to work full-time on startups. After leaving Berkeley, Darian began advising and investing in many startups including becoming the first investor in Udemy, the online education marketplace. He then founded Radius, the leading B2B Customer Data Platform, and served as the companys CEO for more than seven years, growing the company to more than one hundred employees, raising more than $100MM of venture capital from top tier firms, and serving dozens of Fortune 500 customers. In addition to these accomplishments, Darian is an early investor in the following companies: Lyft, Lending Club, Carbon Health, Palantir, Osaro, Casetext, Alloy.ai, Loft, and many others. In 2012, he was recognized as one of Forbes top 30 entrepreneurs under 30 at the age of 24 and has been a guest of CNBCs Squawk Box, Forbes Braintech at the Aspen Institute, Web Summit, and several other well-known conferences and events.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Year Founded
1986
Primary Investor Type
Venture Capital
Primary Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Darian Shirazi Investments (19)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Osaro 02-Dec-2015 Seed Round 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
0000000 22-Jan-2015 0000 00000 00.00 Application Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
000000.000 23-Dec-2014 00000 00000 0000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
00000 28-Aug-2014 00000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
000000 00000000000 09-Jan-2014 00000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
000000.00 25-Nov-2013 0000 00000 00.00 Social/Platform Software Startup 000000 0000000
00000 06-Nov-2013 0000 00000 000 Social/Platform Software Out of Business 000000 0000000
00000000 01-Oct-2013 0000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
Lumoid 20-Aug-2013 Accelerator/Incubator 0000 Electronics (B2C) Out of Business 000000 0000000
LittleInc Labs 19-Mar-2013 Seed Round 00.000 Communication Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
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Darian Shirazi Exits (11)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Radius Intelligence 03-Sep-2019 Merger/Acquisition Completed
0000 29-Mar-2019 000 00.000 Completed
000000 10-Dec-2017 000 00 00000000 Completed
00000 26-May-2017 000 00 00000000 Completed
00000000 00000000 07-Dec-2016 000 00 00000000 Completed
00000 06-Sep-2016 000000000000000000 Completed
000000.00 11-Aug-2016 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 00000000000
0000000 19-Nov-2015 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 0000000000 0000000
Homejoy 31-Jul-2015 Out of Business Completed
LendingClub 11-Dec-2014 IPO 00000 Completed
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Darian Shirazi Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
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Darian Shirazi Angel Investor 00 San Francisco, CA