As an entrepreneur, Kamran Elahian co-founded ten companies, three failed (e.g. Momenta), six produced a total market cap of over $8B and one is going IPO. As a VC, he co-founded Global Catalyst Partners with investments in the U.S., Japan, China, India and Israel. Underlying Kamran’s global vision is the conviction that modern IT is instrumental in dissolving barriers between nations.
This vision is reflected in Schools-Online, a nonprofit he founded to connect the world one school at a time (6400 schools in 36 countries); Global Catalyst Foundation, co-founded to improve lives through effective application of IT and UN-GAID, a United Nations global forum promoting ICT in developing countries where Kamran is Co-chairman.
Two organizations that Kamran founded, Momenta (the iPAD 20 years before its time) and Schools-Online, were ideas that came to him in a ‘dream’. In both instances, he awoke the next day and began turning his ‘dreams’ into reality.