As a serial entrepreneur, investor, media guru, and software developer, Susan has over 30 years of hands-on experience in building innovative products and businesses in software, retail and media industries.
For the last 10 years after graduating from Stanford GSB, she made it her mission to develop, invest in and leverage consumer-centric technology platforms that can streamline consumers’ path to purchase.
Some of these technologies include omnichannel marketplace as-a-service, universal shopping cart, cross-pollinated and contactless commerce (C-Commerce), blockchain-based influence marketing, tokenized content monetization, shop-able content publishing platform as-a-service and very recently micro-mobility and micro-delivery.
Susan Akbarpour has joint Candou, a seed investment fund since 2016 as a Partner and works on the sourcing, development and support of startups focused on SaaS AI, blockchain and consumer internet.
Through her family office Monjeri Investment LLC and Candou Ventures, Susan has invested in over 40 private companies and had multiple successful exits and unicorns in her portfolio.
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 mainstream media.
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