As a media guru, entrepreneur and investor, Susan Akbarpour has over 30 years of hands-on experience building innovative products and businesses in technology and media.
Throughout her journey as an entrepreneur, journalist, publisher, investor, board member, community advocate and political fundraiser, Susan has received multiple media, community and business awards, spoken at various conferences and is frequently featured in the mainstream media. Susan is also a partner at Candou Ventures Silicon Valley executive board member to How Women Lead member of the board of directors at IMA International Executive Council and VOMax Corporation, advisory board member to Trustroot, member of Stanford Business School Alumni Association and Stanford Women On Boards, a prestige member of Watermark (a nonprofit community of executive women) and a contributing writer to Forbes, IPR journals, Disruptor daily among others.
She has written op-eds and reviews on many conferences and forums including DSW, NRF, RECON, CES, …
She is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Mavatar, the company she founded in 2011 based on her research at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she received an MS in Management in 2010. Mavatar’s flagship product mCart is a Decentralized Attribution Protocol that combines advanced blockchain technology and a fresh approach to consumer-centric cross-pollinated commerce. mCart leverages user-generated advertising to address lack of transparency and trust in the retail and advertising industries.
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