Yashar Nejati

Yashar Nejati

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Hi, I'm Yashar Nejati.

I am a 2x founder, coach, angel investor, and wishful writer.

I sold my last company. Now, I'm coaching entrepreneurs and reinvesting in startups.

I love spending time in nature, reading, ice-baths, saunas, and cycling everywhere. I'm an Iranian-Canadian and live in the Pacific Northwest. I'm a pretty good cook. (Pronounced Yāw-shār.)

Work

My philosophy on work is that it needs to move the world towards a future I believe should exist. Work needs to be creative and challenging. Creating good work requires conviction and a long horizon.

Things I've worked on

  • Uppercase — Retail real estate platform for brands to launch physical stores. Uppercase works with some of the fastest growing online brands to build and scale retail.
  • Thisopenspace (exit) — Marketplace connecting creators with one-of-a-kind spaces.

I'm interested in

🎓 New education models. K-12, homeschooling, and higher education

🧠 Tools and technology to improve human memory

💸 Personal financial management and literacy

🍄 Psychedelic research and medicine

🛐 New models for connecting humans spiritually

🏬 Brick and mortar 2.0. New ways to use physical space

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If you are working on these problems, I'd love to hear from you.

Writing

💌 Newsletter

Monday Seven is a collection 7 things I learned and loved across a broad range of subjects. This generally includes personal stories, experiments, books, essays, music, and documentaries. Small bits of goodness to snack on and then explore on your own.

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✍🏼 Essays

I occasionally write articles and essays.

🚪The Exit: On starting an accidental business, raising vc, failing, rebuilding, and getting acquired.

🤔 Time to Think: On the power of taking time to recharge creatively

🛠 How being a refugee prepared me for life as an entrepreneur

Travel

Photos from adventures near and far.

Lake Lovely Water, British Columbia
Lake Lovely Water, British Columbia
Temple of Jupiter, Lebanon
Temple of Jupiter, Lebanon
Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario
Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario
View from my tuk tuk in Jaipur, India
View from my tuk tuk in Jaipur, India
The White Desert, Egypt
The White Desert, Egypt
Dome of Rock, Jerusalem
Dome of Rock, Jerusalem
Lake Ontario, Prince Edward County
Lake Ontario, Prince Edward County
Damascus, Syria
Damascus, Syria
Sintra, Portugal
Sintra, Portugal
Chefchaouen, Morocco
Chefchaouen, Morocco
Widgeon Falls, British Columbia
Widgeon Falls, British Columbia
On the road, between Amsterdam and Istanbul
On the road, between Amsterdam and Istanbul
The Blue Mosque, Istanbul
The Blue Mosque, Istanbul
A very brief modeling career for Uniqlo
A very brief modeling career for Uniqlo
Joshua Tree, California
Joshua Tree, California

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