Immad Akhund

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Immad Akhund
Born (1984-04-16) 16 April 1984 (age 37)
Karachi, Pakistan
🏡 ResidenceSan Francisco, California,
United States
🏳️ NationalityBritish
🏫 EducationComputer science
🎓 Alma materClare College University of Cambridge
💼 Occupation
Internet entrepreneur
👩 Spouse(s)Fatema Akhund (2009–present)
👶 ChildrenAniya Sophia Akhund (born 2011) Helena Inara Akhund (born 2017)

Immad Akhund (born 16 April 1984) is a British entrepreneur .[1] Immad is best known as the CEO[2] and co-founder of social gaming company, Heyzap.[3]


Akhund grew up in Harrow, London and attended Nower Hill High School, Middlesex and Dr Challoner's Grammar School in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. He then graduated from Clare College, Cambridge with a Bachelors in Computer Science.[4]


After graduating Akhund worked for Bloomberg L.P as a Software Engineer in 2006.[5] The employment lasted 13 month with Akhund leaving to start his first company, Revmap[6][7][8] at the age of twenty two. Revmap was described as a Digg for events and places.[8]

Akhund moved to San Francisco to take part in the summer 2007 Y Combinator round as the CTO and co-founder [9][10] of a new company called Clickpass.[5][11][12] Clickpass was a provider of OpenID and partnered with Plaxo,[13] Scribd,[14] Disqus[15] and a host of other websites.[16][17] In 2008 Clickpass was acquired by Yola for an undisclosed sum.[18][19]

Following the acquisition of Clickpass, Immad Akhund, along with childhood friend Jude Gomila, founded social gaming website Heyzap[20][21][22] Heyzap quickly gained traction[23] and raised money from Y Combinator[24] and Union Square Ventures.[25][26]

Akhund blogs[27] about business, is an advisor for Seedcamp[28] and speaks at events on social and mobile gaming. Akhund Spoke in 2010 at DiscoveryBeat,[29] Digital Hollywood[4] and Social Developers Summit and is often cited for his expert opinion.[30][31]

In 2012 Akhund was named in the Inc. (magazine) 30 under 30 2012 [32] for his contribution as CEO and co-founder in building Heyzap.


  1. Mic Wright (2009-05-14). "A sick game to play". London: The Guardian. Archived from the original on 2009-06-15.
  2. "Heyzap Team Page". Heyzap.
  3. "Profile of Immad Akhund". Crunchbase.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Digital.Hollywood Archived 2010-12-03 at the Wayback Machine. Digital.Hollywood. Retrieved on 2013-03-11.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Kiss, Jemima (2008-03-27). "Elevator Pitch: Clickpass brings some password relief". London: Guardian.
  6. Revmap | CrunchBase Profile. Retrieved on 2013-03-11.
  7. Open Coffee : Immad Akhund from – – – Get Wired!. Retrieved on 2013-03-11.
  8. 8.0 8.1 – What´s Popular in the UK | Visit (2007-03-14). Retrieved on 2013-03-11.
  9. "Profile on Immad Akhund". Crunchbase.
  10. "Profile on Clickpass". Crunchbase.
  11. "Clickpass Homepage". Clickpass.
  12. "Bringing OpenID to the Masses: Clickpass". Techcrunch.
  13. Plaxo's Personal Card: Plaxo now supports clickpass for easier OpenID. (2008-03-11). Retrieved on 2013-03-11.
  14. Clickpass brings OpenID to Scribd « The Scribd Blog. (2008-04-26). Retrieved on 2013-03-11.
  16. Clickpass Review – Identification. AppAppeal. Retrieved on 2013-03-11.
  17. Bringing OpenID To The Masses: Clickpass. (2008-03-11). Retrieved on 2013-03-11.
  18. "Synthasite Buys Clickpass". Techcrunch.
  19. SynthaSite to Acquire OpenID Provider Clickpass. (2008-12-18). Retrieved on 2013-03-11.
  20. "Heyzap Vies To Become A 'YouTube For Flash Games'". Techcrunch.
  21. Heyzap Tries Making Plain-Old Casual Games More ‘Social’. paidContent (2009-12-02). Retrieved on 2013-03-11.
  22. Heyzap: Keep Your Site Visitors Entertained for Hours. (2009-01-15). Retrieved on 2013-03-11.
  23. "Heyzap shows fast growth with its embeddable casual game widget". VentureBeat.
  24. Y Combinator Demo Day Spring 2009. (2009-03-18). Retrieved on 2013-03-11.
  25. Heyzap – Union Square Ventures: A New York Venture Capital Fund Focused on Early Stage & Startup Investing. Union Square Ventures (2009-05-27). Retrieved on 2013-03-11.
  26. HeyZap Lands Another $3 Million In Funding. (2010-06-23). Retrieved on 2013-03-11.
  27. Immad's New World Archived 2010-11-30 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2013-03-11.
  28. Seedcamp. Seedcamp. Retrieved on 2013-03-11.
  29. Agenda – DiscoveryBeat 2010
  30. 10 examples of minimum viable products. Venture Hacks. Retrieved on 2013-03-11.
  31. No one has cracked viral on mobile yet. (2010-10-18). Retrieved on 2013-03-11.
  32. Inc 30 under 30 2012 – Geeky & Proud – How we built Heyzap. (2012-07-02). Retrieved on 2013-03-11.

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