Hoofar Razavi, Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Hoofar has been working in Silicon Valley in both small startups and large companies across a wide range of domains in both enterprise and consumer spaces. He was most recently at VMware as Director of mobile products in the office of the CTO and was responsible for driving the company's market and technical strategy as it relates to mobility and its impact on enterprises and their employee's productivity.
Prior to VMware, Hoofar helped found mSpot (now part of Samsung), a pioneering mobile music company that delivered white label music services and products, including radio, a cloud music locker service, and music recommendation engines to mobile devices. Hoofar also spent a number of years at Network Appliance, enabling the company's first foray into storage virtualization, and was also an early employee of Fastforward networks (now part of Yahoo!) a media delivery infrastructure software company acquired in 2000 for $1.3B. Hoofar started out his career at Silicon Graphics where he worked on a suite of media-rich collaboration software products.
Hoofar holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley where he finished his degree in two years with Dean's honors and a master's degree in Computer Science from Stanford University where he was part of the FLASH multiprocessor research group.
Hoofar loves to travel and ski and the combination of the two makes a perfect vacation for him.