Payam Zamani is an Internet pioneer, die-hard entrepreneur and angel investor who has founded several technology and Internet-based companies, including Autoweb.com and Buyerlink.com (formerly Reply! Inc.). Currently, he is the founder, chairman, and CEO of One Planet Ops Inc., a unique hybrid firm combining operating technology companies, a socially-responsible angel fund, and a startup business incubator, all designed to run, build, and invest in disruptive technology businesses—and serve humanity in the process. Born in Iran, Zamani is a member of the Bahá’í faith and was forced to flee the country at the age of 16 to escape religious persecution. He was granted asylum in the U.S. and has been living in the San Francisco bay area since 1988. Zamani currently serves or has served on the Board of Directors and Advisory Councils of many companies including The RealReal, ChatSports, SoulPancake, and Les Concierges. He has previously served as an adviser to Mona Foundation and currently serves on the board of directors of Tahirih Justice Center (Tahirih.org). Tahirih Justice Center is a national non-profit that has served nearly 19,000 courageous individuals fleeing violence since 1997. Payam has a BS in Environmental Toxicology from University of California at Davis.