No desire to fit in
No desire to fit in
I am an educated, well-traveled and confident individual.
I have learned how to connect people with ideas, and how to communicate architectures, technologies and business concepts. I aim to add value by discovering something companies don’t already know or recognize and articulating the path and then helping to make it happen. I am self-driven and independent without the need for outside motivation to get the job done. I'm a great communicator, very approachable and well versed in establishing and maintaining a network. I am open minded, and I play well with others. I especially thrive in team environments and I am not afraid to make decisions.
Hi. I'm Davar and this is my web presence. I have just returned from a 3 year stint in Cancun, Mexico. I'm happy to be back home (South Florida). l have arguably lived in some of the most interesting parts of the world. I was born in Iran, raised and educated in England, done business in Russia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Mexico and West Africa. Settled in Sierra Leone in late 80’s, early 90’s and earned my badge as an adventurer, entrepreneur and survivor. It has been a series of well-orchestrated accidents. I am the author of a book – “From there to here & then and now: A journey just beginning” and am an aspiring Angel Investor.
I love to read. Business models fascinate me, family means everything to me, and sushi is my preferred food. I am tired of traveling but want to do more. I have yet to visit Australia. I think Steve Jobs should have run an American car company, but I guess there is an Elon Musk for that, children are precious & animals are helpless, love dogs and miss my Afghan terribly, money is a side effect of success, perseverance will pay off, arrogance is sad, too many children are in vulnerable situations everyday, Madonna should be allowed to adopt (save) as many kids as she can, the Middle East crisis is pointless, this (the US) is an amazing Nation, global warming is real, evolution is real, I lost my parents thirty years ago and still miss them everyday.
ZOOD LABS is an early stage (very early!) Angel fund. Simply put, you have a great idea and need some help to get to market. Then I am your guy. If you are looking for later stage funding, VC money and or just looking for cash flow then you are on the wrong site. Typically I am interested in companies that are looking to operate on the Internet (although I am involved with one or two small ventures that are using the Internet as a vehicle for selling physical goods). You have to be a start up! If your idea is going to change the world, then great, but I am not expecting it to. All I need is to get a decent return on my investment.
I am looking to invest anywhere from a couple of thousand to a maximum of 10k. And expect a very small % equity stake in your venture.
Recruited by Edmunds as the 3rd hire for a nascent dealer facing training team. Was quickly recognized as an individual that has the capacity to liaise between the Tier/3 and the product team/s. In less than a year promoted to a newly created region managing 5 area managers. Have since grown revenue as well as working on expanding the region, hire and train an additional 4 area managers. Tasked to spearhead and launch initial pilot market/s. In short very much enjoying my role at the company.