Mahbod Moghadam

Mahbod Moghadam (Ma-h-Bode Mow-Gha-Dam) is an Iranian-American internet entrepreneur and investor. [47]  He is the cofounder of Everipedia. Mahbod was formerly a cofounder of Rap Genius (now Genius), which he started in 2009 with Yale University classmate and friend Tom Lehman.[47] Mahbod graduated

Mahbod Moghadam showing <a class="tooltippable" data-username="50cent" href="/50cent/">50 Cent</a> how to annotate his lyrics on Genius
Mahbod Moghadam showing 50 Cent how to annotate his lyrics on Genius

from Yale University in 2004, magna cum laude, majoring in History and International Studies. He was in Phi Beta Kappa and received distinction in both majors. [68]

Education

Moghadam attended Birmingham High in Van Nuys, Calif.  before attending Yale University. He attended Stanford Law and graduated in 2008 with a J.D. He was also a Fulbright Scholar to France. Mahbod is an avid pianist having played since he was 15.[12]  

 Mahbod was a child actor and starred in Persian films and plays. [83]

Career

Moghadam was an attorney at the law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf upon graduating law school in 2008. [68]

 

Moghadam resigned from Genius in 2014 after receiving negative media attention for writing annotations on maniacal shooter Elliot Rodger's manifesto on his own website.[57] After leaving Genius, Mahbod received substantial media attention for writing an article in Thought Catalog about stealing from Whole Foods chains predominantly in the Bay Area and Southern California.[19] The article was entitled "How To Steal From Whole Foods".  In 2016, he switched his loyalty to Ralphs

 

Mahbod published his first book Poems + Writings Banned from Genius.com in 2015. It sold over a few thousand copies.[90]

 

Pitching <a class="tooltippable" data-mce-href="/everipedia/" data-username="everipedia" href="/everipedia/">Everipedia</a> with founder <a class="tooltippable" data-mce-href="/samkazemian12/" data-username="samkazemian12" href="/samkazemian12/">Sam Kazemian</a>
Pitching Everipedia with founder Sam Kazemian

Moghadam currently works full-time on Everipedia. He met Sam Kazemian in 2015 when he was giving a talk at UCLA and was immediately captivated by the earliest version of Everipedia. Sam showed Mahbod his Everipedia page and Mahbod was super excited because he had always wanted a Wikipedia page, and several people had made him one, but Wikipedia kept deleting it.

 

He and Sam, along with cofounders Theodor Forselius and Travis Moore, raised seed funding from Mucker Capital and commenced the revolution of knowledge.  [✔]  

 

Angel Investments

Mahbod is an Angel investor in Coinbase, HelprPolymailBurrow SofaYoshi FuelSquire Technologies and Flexport [✔]   [✔]