Ali Partovi is CEO of Neo, a mentorship community and communal VC fund that brings together tech veterans to cultivate and invest in the leaders of tomorrow. Ali's first startup, LinkExchange, was acquired in 1988, and he has backed Airbnb, Dropbox, Facebook, & Uber.
Ali was born in Tehran and lived through the Iran-Iraq war. He studied CS at Harvard and helped launch Code.org to promote CS education. Ali is passionate about sustainable food and loves climbing, guitar, puzzles, and family.