Mehdi Ghafourifar

Advisor, Author, and Business Executive in Palo Alto, California

Mehdi Ghafourifar

Advisor, Author, and Business Executive in Palo Alto, California

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Entrepreneur, investor, advisor, and author with more than 25 years of successful entrepreneurship, C-level executive, board of directors, and social innovation experience in for profit and non-profit sectors.

Mehdi is the Chairman of Pillarton Corporation, an M&A, capital, and management advisory services firm. He also serves on the Growth and Business Forces at Entefy Inc., an advanced AI communication company building the first universal communicator for people, services, and smart devices.

During his career, Mehdi has raised millions of dollars in equity capital, built critical partnerships and alliances, and has sold, merged, and acquired a number of ventures.

His experience spans 350 business categories including software, health, energy, financial services, travel, entertainment, retail, education, business & professional services, real estate, and manufacturing.

In support of various non-profit groups, Mehdi’s contributions include serving as a member of Schools for Humanity’s Board of Directors, former member of Pars Equality Center's Board of Directors, and former member of Hiller Aviation Institute's Board of Director.

Other ventures include building the largest b2b membership organization in Silicon Valley, creating the Tradius payment system, a fully integrated global payment system including proprietary currency, credit card, and online services, and developing the BeMatched publishing platform.

Mehdi Ghafourifar's past inventions include core technology processes and systems to enable multi-seller electronic marketplace transactions, real-time credit and private payment processing, and security in web-accessible databases. In his current role with Entefy, Mehdi is a named inventor on several currently pending patents in communication technology, cyber privacy, and data security.