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Ahmad Zahran

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder of Infinitec. Ran largest Kickstarter outside USA. Created & launched 2 consumer products. Changing how we watch TV.

Founder of Infinitec. Ran largest Kickstarter outside USA. Created & launched 2 consumer products. Changing how we watch TV.

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Involved In

Founder

Infinitec

Advisor

Fortune 500 Companies

Positions

CEO and Founder Infinitec October 2008 - present
Head of Bid Management - Gulf & Pakistan Region Nokia Networks April 2007 - December 2009
Senior Systems Solution Manager Nokia June 2006 - April 2007
3G Product Manager Huawei Technologies March 2005 - March 2006
Sales Manager - Wireless Division US Telecommunication December 2003 - December 2004
Research Engineer – Mobile Broadband Department Carleton University September 2001 - April 2003

Education

Carleton University Systems & Computer Engineering 2001 - 2003
American University of Sharjah Electrical & Electronics Engineering 1997 - 2001

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Marketing
  • • Fundraising
  • • Recruiting
  • • Product management
  • • Consumer Electronics
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Mobile
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Relationship management • Business Development • Account management • Business Strategy • Sales Management

Key Accomplishments

I've designed, built and sold two separate hardware/embedded software products in over 35 countries around the world. I've also ran the largest technology kickstarter outside of the USA raising over $500,000(kickstarter.com/projects/484889112/the-pocket-tv-makes-any-tv-a-smart-tv). I'm now relocating to San Francisco and I'm looking for cofounders in the area.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

We're relocating our offices to the Bay Area and I'd like to find cofounders in San Francisco or nearby. I'm looking for a strong technology cofounder and an experienced UI/UX lead.

As an Advisor

I'm interested in advising startups that have an element of consumer electronics and/or are based out of the middle east.

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Mark Jacobstein
They're my investor  •  Product focussed founder and/or CEO of five companies. Four large exits. Raised VC from Sequoia, NEA, KPCB, CRV, Khosla, Flatiron, etc.
Ahmad has already proven to be a great entrepreneur; his first two products were brought successfully to market, despite the challenges of b ... uilding hardware, working from Dubai, building for "blue ocean" markets etc. He's both a creative thinker about consumer problems (and how to solve them), and a scrappy "doer" who gets products built, find team members to execute, and can market, sell, lead, etc.
Ken Sawyer
They're my advisor
Ahmad is a smart driven man committed to long term success and thoughtful analysis around opportunities
Ali
We worked together at Infinitec  •  Chief Technical Officer, Menar Media and Founder, CTO and CMO, SocializeME.
Ahmad does not just take on any project. He chooses wisely and once he has decided to follow a path, he will push forward with full passion ... and commitment. His colleagues trust him as friend and respect him as a leader. He has experienced the growing pains of being an entrepreneur and I believe he is now ready to make that amazing breakthrough!
Ali
We worked together  •  Chief Technical Officer, Menar Media and Founder, CTO and CMO, SocializeME.
Ahmad is an out of the box thinker, that typically sees things from a different point of view. This helps to be able to get another true ang ... le when thinking about a new project or start-up.
Mark Jacobstein
Product focussed founder and/or CEO of five companies. Four large exits. Raised VC from Sequoia, NEA, KPCB, CRV, Khosla, Flatiron, etc.
Ahmad is a terrific entrepreneur; he's a genuine creative visionary, but he's also practical and focused. He's done everything from running ... the largest non-US Kickstarter in history to pivoting a b2c businesses into a b2b success. He's product focussed, but his engineering background and experience with companies like Nokia serve him well when it's time to deliver. Ahmad's also got a really unique global perspective that bridges Europe, North America, and the Middle East, something many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs lack.

Shane Steele
We worked together  •  Global Brand Marketing (Contract), Airbnb. Previously Director, Global Sales Marketing, Twitter. Cornell grad.
Shane is a very intelligent and analytical marketer. Highly talented.