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Yashar Ahmadpour, Founder & CEO View Bio

Yashar Ahmadpour, Founder & CEO

You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.

Steve Jobs

A native of Stockholm, Sweden where he was born and raised into his mid teens, Yashar moved to Southern California with his family in 1996. He has always sought to find solutions to problems, and in 1996 after his brothers told him repeatedly that the night-light bothered them when he read books late at night. He thought that there must be a solution that would keep them happy, and allow him to read in peace. So, he drew an eBook reader on AutoCad that would download eBooks online and be installed on floppy disks that would then be inserted in the eBook reader. Unfortunately he did not pursue it, as he should have. That became a lesson later in life that he should always pursue great ideas.

When he first began to dream up CrowdClock, he knew that this was not something he would or could abandon. Instead, he buckled up and paved the way forward to form CrowdClock with his Co-Founder and father, Oliver.

Yashar was educated in San Diego, where he began majoring in biology, but later changedto Literature & Writing.

His drive to find solutions brought him to the doorsteps of (world's largest student social network at the time) where the sought to extend the social hub of college students online. Since then he has been involved with a number of startups, including his own with two college friends.

In his spare time he enjoys traveling, running outdoors, writing fiction, reading books, as well as comic books on his iPad (DC & Marvel), and most of all spending time with his tri-athlete wife and his family.

Ankit Sharma, Co-Founder & VP of Engineering

Ankit Sharma, Co-Founder & VP of Engineering

Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplish-ments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.

Nikola Tesla

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Ankit loves to code. It's a not only his profession, but one of his many diverse hobbies that includes playing cricket, soccer, tennis (sometimes in real) and watching his favorite TV shows & movies, and of course partaking in online blogs. Incidentally, he is also one of the friendliest and funniest people you will come across, and that makes him a joy to work with.

His skills and knowledge, combined with his personality led him to conduct workshop seminars to his college peers to better understand latest technologies. He also pioneered the online college course access at his college to make programming tools available to other students remotely.

While in college, he majored in Computer Engineering from Saurashtra University, India, and pursued M.Tech. in Computer Engineering from Dharmsinh Desai University, India and currently being in charge of CrowdClock's engineering.

Oliver Ahmadpour, M.D., Founder, Executive Chairman

Oliver Ahmadpour, M.D., Founder, Executive Chairman

Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do.

Napoleon Hill

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Dr. Oliver Ahmadpour has always held a passion for entrepreneurship since his early youth. He always sought excellence in everything he did. When an idea formed in his head about what he wanted or needed to do, he would do everything to make it happen. He was educated in Sweden as a medical doctor, and in 1996 he moved himself and his family to the U.S. At the age of 47, he re-did his Residency and Fellowship at USC in Psychiatry.

He now runs a successful practice in Beverly Hills, and is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Keck School of Medicine at USC. In late 2010, he and Yashar began to discuss and brainstorm a new concept that would free up his time as a practicing physician that would also apply to other service providers. That concept would become CrowdClock.

Together they have successfully put together a strong, passionate, and innovative team to enable CrowdClock to disrupt the market. In his spare time Dr. Ahmadpour loves to sail every chance he gets and spend as much time as he can with his wife and family. He also loves to grow vegetables in his garden.

Neil Weintraut, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Neil Weintraut, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.

Randy Pausch

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Neil Weintraut was a founding partner of Palo Alto Venture Partners, an Interent-focused venture capital firm. PAVP's investments include AdForce (OTC-ADFC), AvantGo (OTC-AVGO), CareerBuilder (OTC-CBDR), DemandForce (acquired for Intuit), Vicinity (OTC-VCNT), and (acquired by AOL). Neil was one of the first Wall Street Internet analyst, underwriting many of the pioneers of the Internet including Checkpoint Software, CNet, Netscape and UUNET.

Neil has an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BSEE from Drexel University. Neil was also an advisor to the International Olympic Committee on the application of the Internet to the Olympic Games, a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, and a computer design engineer at IBM and Daisy Systems.