• Dara Khosrowshahi and 37 other Iranians who power Silicon Valley

    28 days ago - By Fast Company

    Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is just one of dozens of execs and investors who've shaped the tech industry, from Airbnb to Google to Y Combinator.
    The Hostage Crisis, Death to America, The Axis of Evil, The Great Satan, The Travel Ban-these are hardly the buzzwords that form the foundation for a fruitful relationship, yet Iranian-Americans have flourished amid the rancor. How they've managed to is instructive, not just for the next generation of innovators, but for policy-makers, immigration activists, and anyone wishing to better understand the relationship between the United States and its...
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  • How Dara Khosrowshahi's Iranian heritage shapes how he leads Uber

    28 days ago - By Fast Company

    As CEO Dara Khosrowshahi remakes Uber with an eye toward an IPO, his Iranian childhood and heritage are essential to understanding how he leads.
    [ Editors' Note: This story was produced for the November 2018 issue of Fast Company, before the suspected murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Istanbul. Prior to Dara Khoshrowshahi joining Uber, in June 2016, the company raised a $3.5 billion round led by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund. When Khoshrowshahi became CEO, he negotiated a $9 billion investment from SoftBank Vision Fund, whose largest limited...
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