Fariba is a Strategic Partner at TELAM where she brings many years of experience from being an entrepreneur to becoming an Angel Investor with a few successful exits. Her vast network in the Venture Capital ecosystem in Silicon Valley has always been an asset to the companies she has invested in or has worked with during her career as an entrepreneur.
Fariba currently is the Chair of San Francisco-Barcelona Sister City Committee which is a non-profit organization promoting business connections between San Francisco and Barcelona through economic, academic, technological and cultural expertise.
She is also the co-founder and president of Dadata Capital, a privately held investment company that mainly invests in start-ups in the fields of life sciences and disruptive technologies.
Prior to Dadata Capital, she was the co-Founder and President of Linkore and President of Teksia. Teksia’s main focus was to bring top talents in technology from across the globe under one roof to exchange ideas. Linkore was a venture catalyst services company that was a one-stop shop for start-up companies. It provided seed investments, management team, mentorship and legal advice. Linkore and Teksia were responsible for bringing the first Speed Dating technology conference, International Technology Forum, to Barcelona to connect the venture capitalists from Silicon Valley and Spanish start-ups. Since then, the flow of investments from SV to Barcelona and vice versa has been on the rise.
Fariba is also very involved in Philanthropic Society of San Francisco. She believes giving back to the community is a must. Pars Equality Center and Mothers Against Poverty, among many others, are organizations she has worked with very closely.
Fariba holds an MBA in Marketing from FDU and a B.A. in Mathematics and Liberal Arts from Kean University.