Susan Akbarpour (Persian: سوسن اكبرپور ) is an Iranian-American entrepreneur, journalist, investor, and public speaker. She is the co-founder and CEO of Mavatar Technologies, the developer of the mCart omnichannel commerce platform.
Early Life and Education
Akbarpour was born and raised in Mashhad, Iran.
In 1993, Akbarpour graduated with a B.S. in French language and literature from Ferdowsi University in Iran. Akbarpour later attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she received an M.S. in Management in 2010.
Soon after arriving in the United States, Akbarpour founded Iran Today, a newspaper for Iranian Americans.
In December 2000, Akbarpour founded Silicon Iran, a quarterly magazine for Iranian-Americans in the technology industry. Silicon Iran later rebranded as Teksia, which offered networking and support to other ethnics groups in America while continuing to publishing Silicon Iran.
Akbarpour co-founded Mavatar Technologies with Brom Mahbod in 2011. She currently serves as Mavatar's CEO. Mavatar is an enterprise software company and the developer of the mCart commerce platform.
Akbarpour is a partner at venture capital firm Candou Ventures, an advisor and board member of the blockchain transaction company Trustroot, and sits on the board of directors at the Internet Media Association International Executive Council and VOMax Corporation.
Akbarpour regularly speaks at conferences and appears on television programs to topics such as cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, and advertising. She is also a contributing writer to the Forbes Agency Council.
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