With over 25 years of practical experience in Finance and Technology, Farshad can advise and support and source investment for internet start-ups especially in areas of Financial Services, eCommerce, Portals, Search solutions, Mobile Payment services and Customers Management system.
As a long term entrepreneur specialising in Finance/Technological solutions and now a semi-retired Bank-VP (Technological strategy) at one of the largest Banks in the Middle East, Farshad has helped the bank and its many technological sub-companies to significantly grow in value - the Bank went from a $10 million company to a multi-billion $ Company.
Farshad as an early investor in Google, often travels to San Francisco attending Google and other VC strategy meetings. Over the years he have developed a large set of world class C’s who could be called upon to invest in new start-ups. Farshad has advised and personally invested in numerous technological start-up ventures and investment in Google, Amazon, AliBaba, ARM(UK Silicon Chip), BankOfInternet(San Fran-US Nasdaq), LinkedIn, TripAdvisor, are/were few of his investments.
For 25 years, Farshad has been one of the key consultants to Reuters Financial global services working as a consultant to global Banks (such as Deutsche Bank and Barclays), Stockbrokers and at Microsoft HQ in Redmond USA, on how they can best utilize financial technological solutions.
Furthermore, Farshad is the Author of a number of internationally-selling books on technology in the Financial world and an international speaker on technology and finance. He is often requested as an international speaker, and recently was one of the keynote speakers at Berkeley University Bridge 2014 (Silicon Valley Investment-Iran conference) and Chair of CIO/CTO Finance conference in UAE. Farshad spoke on “The future global trends for ePayment, eCommerce and Mobile Payment” at the Annual World Cards Payment Summit and the conference Chairman and keynote speaker at the CIO/CTO Finance conference in UAE. He has an M.Phil(Computing) from Sussex(UK) University.