PTE is a organization that fosters growth and innovation.
Persian Tech Entrepreneur’s ecosystem encourages entrepreneurship by providing services beneficial to the public interest. The PTE community will connect through the web, social media, and events. PTE’s goal is to help the community create jobs, internships, and give recognition to great talent.
Co-Founder & President,
Alex Mehr is co-founder and President of Zoosk, one of the world’s largest online dating platforms and a top 10 grossing App in the Apple App Store. Alex founded Zoosk in 2007 alongside Shayan Zadeh, while attending the MBA program at the University of California, Berkeley. After emigrating to the U.S. from Iran, Alex received a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland. Alex grew up in Iran and attended Sharif University of Technology, where he met co-founder Shayan Zadeh. The two were roommates at the University of Maryland when they developed the idea to create Zoosk. Alex previously worked as an engineer for NASA and collaborated on several manned and unmanned space flights. In his spare time, Alex is a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoys hiking with his dog Lexi, a Rottweiler mix.
Tom McLeod is Co-Founder of Imaginary Feet, a web and mobile app company. At Imaginary Feet, Tom oversees general direction of the company and its numerous successful applications and services for work and play.
Under the Imaginary Feet umbrella, Tom has helped bring to market the multi million-user Frametastic, and its sister app Collagetastic. Tom graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Audio Technology and a minor in Computer Science from American University. Tom is also heavily involved with philanthropy, and sits on the board of the non-profits F*ck Cancer and Mama Hope.
Mr. Arjun Sethi Co-founded LittleInc Labs, Inc. and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sethi served as Chief Product Officer and served as Chief Executive Officer of 6waves Lolapps Inc. since 2010. He serves on the Board of Advisors for isocket and is an active angel investor. Prior to 6waves Lolapps Inc., Mr. Sethi was the Chief Executive Officer and founder of ROFLplay, a social gaming startup which was acquired by 6waves Lolapps Inc. in July 2009. He initially served as the Head of Business and Corporate Development for 6waves Lolapps Inc. He has been a Member of Advisory Board at Tapjoy, Inc. since December 2011. Mr. Sethi holds a B.A, B.S in History, Economics from University of Maryland, College Park.
CEO & co-founder,
Lisa Falzone is the CEO and co-founder of Revel Systems, the award-winning leader in iPad point-of-sale (POS) systems for restaurant, retail and grocery. Since starting the company from the ground up in 2010, Ms. Falzone has been an entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word. She leads the day-to-day business operations and spearheads new business growth, and has also been instrumental in securing more than $13M in venture capital funding to date and assisting in international expansion of the San Francisco-based startup.
Revel Systems is currently in more than 1,200 enterprise locations including Goodwill, Belkin, Griffin, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and more. Lisa has been recognized as Forbes ’30 Under 30’ as well as San Francisco Business Times ’40 Under 40’ and ‘Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business.