Start-up addict. Founder AddThis. Expertise social infrastructure, big data and online marketing.
Hooman was so incredibly helpful! In the short time we spent chatting, he was able to give us some real perspective on how to approach our next steps. All around great guy and amazingly insightful!
Hooman was a pleasure to work with at Clearspring. He has the unique ability to go back and forth from the weeds to the big picture and from the technical to the business while thriving in both. He is extremely well respected, both within the company and the industry.
Hooman's passion, savvy and knowledge of the space are among the first things you notice about him. He loves the space and the power of the Web to connect, and he is extremely passionate about the company and its people. He is also a visionary with a true, demonstrated ability to inspire a diverse group of people.
Hooman is an inspirational leader who has stuck to his original intentions of starting something new and will not rest, ever changing with a dynamic market.
Hooman is a truly visionary entrepreneur! It was a joy to work with him and Austin Fath in the very early days of Clearspring. I knew from our first meeting that Hooman was destined to be a successful entrepreneur - multiple times!
Hoomans leadership of Clearspring has been exemplified through our partnership. His creativity and motivation make him the ideal partner and his talent for surrounding himself with the best of the best has made doing business with Clearspring a pleasure.
It is without hesitation that I recommend Hooman and his team to any potential partner or client.
I have worked with many founders over the years and, in building AddThis (formerly Clearspring), Hooman has consistently demonstrated all of the right attributes in building the company to a market leader in the sector, scaling the company from no revenue and no customers to meaningful revenue and a significant customer base.
Aside from being a thoughtful, engaging individual, he is resourceful, diligent and team-oriented and he has a remarkable ability to see around corners and anticipate changes in the marketplace.
Hooman is an extraordinary thought leader. He has the almost unique ability to peer around corners and see three steps ahead in the development of industries, particularly in digital sectors. In my own time with Hooman during his tenure as CEO, this manifested in brilliant product insights and "eureka" moments, as well as strategic observations that I valued in reviewing potential venture capital investments.
Hooman's knowledge of the ad-tech and digital media sector, deep connections to influencers across the industry, and unending drive to deliver results all combine to make it easy for me to recommend Hooman as an entrepreneur, and I will be enthusiastic to invest in his next start-up.
Hooman has been an amazing entrepreneur, investor, and board member to interface with at Always Prepped. He understands the dynamic of getting a business off the ground coupled with the constraints of time, money, and talent that are always pushing young CEO's to the brink of failure. He is highly encouraging, but realistic with feedback at the different growth stages of a new business. Hooman has also shown a great knack for learning about industry trends, market behavior, and the overall investment climate within a particular space - such as education which isn't his native sweet spot. I think most people wouldn't dedicate the amount of time and energy required for continual growth as a professional the way Hooman has done over the last several years. What's exciting for me as an entrepreneur is to see how his mind unlocks years of talent and expertise as our business has grown from a small two person start-up to a VC funded business in order to give us amazing feedback and guidance at every stage of the growth curve.
Hooman's passionate advocacy, endless energy, and ultimate pragmatism were the cornerstones of Clearspring's early success. Working with Hooman as both an investor and employee, I am constantly impressed with his ability to understand the broader landscape and change course when necessary. His endless good nature, humble style and rapport with staff and the broader community provides an essential glue both internally and externally. With his star rising ever higher in social media, I expect even greater things from him in the near future.