Payam Zamani is an Internet pioneer, die-hard entrepreneur and angel investor who has founded several technology and Internet-based companies, including Autoweb.com, Buyerlink.com (formerly Reply.com), Contractors.com and Shout The Good. Currently, he is the founder, chairman, and CEO of One Planet Ops Inc., a unique hybrid firm combining operating technology companies, a socially-responsible angel fund, and a startup business incubator, all designed to run, build, and invest in disruptive technology businesses—and serve humanity in the process. Born in Iran, Zamani is a member of the Bahá’í faith and was forced to flee the country at the age of 16 to escape religious persecution. He was granted asylum in the U.S. and has been living in the San Francisco bay area since 1988. Zamani has served on the Board of Directors and Advisory Councils of many technology-based startups, including The RealReal, TalkWheel, ChatSports, Fundly, SoulPancake, EnerAllies, and Les Concierges. Payam joined Tahirih’s Board of Directors in 2015.
Education: University of California at Davis, BS