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Uber's Dara Khosrowshahi's Family Has Impressive Resumes

November 14, 2017 00:00 AM UTC
- Updated September 02, 2020 11:42 AM UTC

And a big impact on the American tech industry.

[MUSIC PLAYING] Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber's new CEO, was born into a family of successful Iranian magnates. They made their wealth through a Tehran-based conglomerate, which was nationalized during the Iranian Revolution. The family had to flee Iran and settle in the US to rebuild their prominence. Here's a look at their impressive impact on the American tech industry. Farzad Khosrowshahi, Director of Engineering, Google's G Suite. Dara's first cousin once removed. Farzad is responsible for the technology behind Google Spreadsheets. Avid Larizadeh Duggan, General Partner, GV. Dara's second cousin. She confounded Boticca, an online marketplace for independent brands, which she sold to Wolf & Badger in 2015. Hadi and Ali Partovi, Cofounders, Dara's second cousins. The brothers sold their respective companies Tellme Networks and LinkExhange to Microsoft for hundreds of millions of dollars. They were early investors in Facebook, Dropbox, Airbnb, and Uber. Amir Khosrowshahi, CTO of AI Products, Intel. Dara's cousin. Amir cofounded AI startup Nervana, which he sold to Intel for a reported $400 million in 2016. Kaveh Khosrowshahi, Managing Director, Allen & Co. Dara's brother. Kaveh works for the private investment firm well known for its exclusive Sun Valley tech, media, and finance conference. Nima Badiey, Head of business development at Cloud Foundry, Pivotal. Dara's second cousin. Darian Shirazi, Founder & CEO, Radius. Dara's second cousin. Darian turned down Google's bid to acquire his startup for $35 million in 2012. Fortune. [MUSIC PLAYING]