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Ali Rowghani

Ali Rowghani

American businessman and partner at Y Combinator.

Is an Iranian-born American businessman.

Worked in finance at Pixar for nine years, serving as Chief Financial Officer between 2002 and 2008.

In 2008, he left Pixar to become CFO for Twitter, a post he held for four years until he became Twitter's Chief operating officer. He left Twitter in 2014.

In November 2014, Rowghani joined Y Combinator as a part-time partner focusing on helping YC alumni scale their companies.

He launched Continuity, a $700 million investment growth-stage fund, which was closed in 2015.

He is now a managing partner of YC Continuity at Y Combinator.

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January 21, 1973
Ali Rowghani was born in Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Eric Eldon
September 12, 2019
TechCrunch
Y Combinator has become its own economy since its founding in 2005, as the formative seed-stage venture fund has nurtured leading startups across industries. Today, you'll often see newer YC startups get started by providing services to larger YC companies -- and then become the larger companies themselves (Stripe and Gusto are two of the [...]
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