About ShoCard

ShoCard is the one identity verification system that works the way consumers and businesses need it to for security, privacy, and always-on fraud protection.

OUR VALUES

  • privacy
  • security
  • convenience
  • Create Impactful Change–We aim to create something meaningful and become an instrument for change, now and for the future.
  • Have Pride–We create things we’re proud of. We don’t just write code, offer a solution, or make money. We create something that expresses our passion. We’re creating a beautiful piece of art expressed through hard work.
  • Innovation–Creativity is the heart and origin of our culture. Founded on innovation, we continue to challenge ourselves to think differently. We allow our people to try different approaches, even make mistakes.
  • Family & Team–When we come here, we’re not just coming to work, we’re here with our extended family. We explore, we create, we talk and we celebrate winning together. Every individual counts and every win belongs to the team.
  • Openness, Transparency & Integrity–We say what we do and we do what we say. We strive for honesty, clarity and transparency with our team, with our partners, clients, investors and end-users.
  • Success–We are here to win. Whatever we do, we strive to succeed and be the best at. We don’t intend to be good-enough, but to be great. We will win as a business, as a technology, as a family and a team.

Our Vision

Everyone will know, with certainty, who they are interacting with at any time, but with only the information they need for their purpose.

Our Mission

Empower individuals, businesses and governments to establish, verify and exchange identity information simply, privately, securely and at world scale.

Leadership

Armin Ebrahimi - Founder, CEO

Armin Ebrahimi is Founder and CEO of ShoCard, a digital identity verification system that protects consumer privacy through patented use of mobile devices and the blockchain. An industry veteran, he brings more than 30 years of experience in scalable platforms, online services, mobile-development and digital advertising to the ShoCard team.

Before founding ShoCard, Armin was the CEO of Advertising.com Dynamic Retargeting, an AOL company. Prior to filling this role, he was Senior Vice President of Platform Engineering at Yahoo, with responsibility for Yahoo’s registration and anti-fraud platform services. He also built Yahoo’s original Display Advertising platform that served more than 20 billion transactions a day. Armin founded and was CEO of TRIicon Solutions, acquired by Tandem Computers.

Armin holds a doctorate in organizational management from Capella University, as well as Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science from California State University – Chico.

Ali Nazem - VP, Business Development

Nazem is an industry veteran and has experience with digital media, marketing, mobile, privacy and security working with a variety of consumer and technology businesses in the enterprise and SMB markets.

Currently he is responsible for all business development and marketing activities for ShoCard. He is proficient at creating new partnerships with businesses that are looking for a proactive, responsive, and reliable identity management partner.

Previously, he was Director of Enterprise Sales, at prominent adtech company Rocket Fuel that had a successful IPO in 2013. Prior to that, he was Head of National Sales at Buysight and part of the management team that led to the acquisition by AOL’s Advertising.com Group in December of 2012. Ali’s background also includes media planning, buying, and strategy at major advertising agencies including Carat, DraftFCB and J. Walter Thompson.

Ali has a B.A. degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Marketing from San Francisco State University.

Gaurav Khot - Chief Architect

Khot is an industry veteran with 26 years of experience building highly scalable, business critical systems that process large volumes of data. Most recently he was CTO & Co-Founder of Youplus. Prior to that, he was the Chief Architect for Advertising.com Dynamic Retargeting (formerly Buysight), an AOL company. Prior to Buysight, he spent several years working on the Yahoo! display advertising platform, where he was responsible for various parts of the display ad serving platform and helped build a system that scaled up to 20 billion transactions per day. In 1999 he was the first engineer at a small startup that build one of the first web-based content management platforms from the ground-up.

Gaurav has a Bachelor of Engineering from the prestigious Pune Institute of Computer Technology, affiliated to Pune University.

Sean Bouani - Business Development, Enterprise

Sean Bouani is responsible for leading ShoCard’s Enterprise business development. Sean brings more than 15 years of business leadership experience in the enterprise, digital media, mobile, connected TV, privacy and software sales. He is skilled at building business through the expansion of client and partner bases, generating new revenue opportunities and designing, launching and directing high-impact strategic plans that result in long-term value creation for the clients. A proven growth leader, Sean has created significant stakeholder value across multiple industries.
Previously, Bouani was VP of North America Sales at numberly, Sr. Director of Strategic Sales at Aol (bought by Verizon) and prior to that, he was Sr. Director of Strategic Sales at Buysight and part of the team that led to the acquisition by AOL’s Advertising.com Group in December of 2012. As Vice President, Americas – Professional Services and Enterprise Systems at EyeWonder, he was part of the team that led to the acquisition by Limelight Networks.

Sean has a B.A. degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida

Advisors

Bob Tinker - Advisor

Bob is an investor in ShoCard; serves as an advisor to the CEO and is on the Board of Directors of the company as well. Bob was founding CEO of MobileIron from 2008 to 2016, leading MobileIron from an idea to become the leading publicly traded provider of mobile security for apps, content, and devices. Under his leadership, MobileIron’s team of over 900 global employees delivered market leading products, won over 10,000 enterprise customers (including over 500 of the Global 200), built a channel of over 350 resellers and 30 mobile operators, and drove over $150M/year in trailing 4Q billings. Over 8 years as CEO, Bob led venture capital fundraising of over $150M through multiple rounds culminating in a successful $100M public offering in June of 2014, and 7 quarters as a public company.
Prior to MobileIron, Bob led the Business Development team for Cisco’s wireless business unit, a combined $1B business. Before Cisco, Bob was the first business executive at enterprise wireless pioneer Airespace. Cisco acquired Airespace in 2005 for $450M.
Tinker has a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Stanford.

Naveen Agrawal - Technical Advisor

Naveen Agarwal serves on the technical advisory board for ShoCard. Naveen is currently the lead for Federated Identity team at Google where he is experienced with both enterprise and consumer identification and has been architecting technical solutions to deal with security and fraud, as well as enhanced user experience while contributing to the industry standards around OpenID Connect, OAuth2 and Fido. Prior to that, Agarwal served as the Director of Engineering at Yahoo where he lead Yahoo’s identity management system as well as premium services.

Agarwal has an MS degree and was a Doctoral Candidate in Computer Science from Rutgers University and has a BE in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani.

Investors

Ash Patel
Lead
Morado Venture Partners
Jerry Yang
Lead
AME Cloud Ventures
Tae Hea Nahm
Investor
Storm Ventures
Professor Zhang
Investor
Danhua Capital
Barry Silbert
Investor
Digital Currency Group
Masumi Minegishi
Investor
Recruit Strategic Partners

Additional Investors: Enspire Capital, Keith Nilsson

The Team

Join the Team

Looking for a rewarding career? Our team is looking for talented individuals with experience with mobile technology and a passion digital identity and online security. If you’ve got what it takes, we want to hear from you! Have a look at our open positions.