Mehrdad Piroozram

Mehrdad Piroozram

Work History

Work History
Mar 2008 - Mar 2008


iSteps Widget Ventures

iSteps is an independent network of serial entrepreneurs that is continually growing. iSteps wins over dedicated private individuals, who are, in the main, entrepreneurs and leading managers, to the innovative concepts of start-up companies. As well as definitive professional and operational experience in the rapid set-up of start-up companies, our network partners often also bring with them their own personal contact network to the investment management companies.iSteps not only advises the investment management companies on operational challenges, but also opens up new corporate possibilities, e.g. through strategic alliances. Our contribution: extensive and active support of the management in the various phases of the development of the company.

Feb 2008 - Mar 2008

Portfolio - thanksforaddingme

iSteps Widget Ventures

Stage: Early-StageSpace: Business to anyProduct: Profil / Widget promotionFunction: Lead-InvestorSyndicate: Daniel Wild (Tiburon Partners AG), Stefan Kiwit (TBWA), Jörg Rheinboldt (M10 GmbH), Paulus Neef (NEVA Media GmbH) und Mark Gazecki

Sep 2007 - Mar 2008

Portfolio - Widgetlabs

iSteps Widget Ventures

Stage:Early-StageSpace:Business to Business and Business to Consumer, WidgetsProduct:Widget Development/Syndication and Library


May 2007 - Mar 2008

Portfolio - Kazzong

iSteps Widget Ventures

Stage:Early-StageSpace:Business to ConsumerProduct:Music WidgetFunction:Co-InvestorSyndicate:Daniel Wild {Tiburon Partners AG, Lead-Investor}

Apr 2007 - Mar 2008

Portfolio - shoppero

iSteps Widget Ventures

Stage:Early-StageSpace:Business to any, SocialcommerceProduct:Widgets for SocialcommerceFunction:Co-InvestorSyndicate:Jens Kunath {lead-investor}, Dirk Stroer (Mediaventures)

Mar 2007 - Mar 2008

Portfolio - qalias

iSteps Widget Ventures

Stage:Early-StageSpace:Business to Business, Web 2.0, OutsourcingProduct:Outsourcing of Systemoperations for Socialnetworks and UGC ServicesFunction:Lead-Investor

Dec 2007 - Mar 2008

Portfolio - Captian Ad

iSteps Widget Ventures

Stage:Early-StageSpace:Business to any, Widget AdsProduct:Widget overlay advertising for mass marketFunction:Co-InvestorSyndicate:Bernd M. Michael (Grey), Stefan Glänzer (, Lukasz Gadowski (Spreadshirt), Arend Iven und Ron Hillmann (Iven & Hillmann), Andre Alpar (Hitflip), Frerk-Malte Feller (PayPal Germany), Rainer Mattstedt

Apr 2006 - Mar 2008

Portfolio - imageloop

iSteps Widget Ventures

Stage:Early-StageSpace:Business to Consumer, Widgets, Photo, UGC, Microservice for open ECO-Systems and Communities like, facebook or blogger.comProduct:Slideshow Service for massmarket to persent Photos within CommunitiesFunction:Lead-InvestorSyndicate:Gerd Eickers(QSC), Bernd Schlobom(QSC), Otto Wolff Beteiligungen, Andreas Weigend, Dirk Stroer (Mediaventures)

Jan 1995 - Mar 2008

Portfolio - PIRONET NDH

iSteps Widget Ventures

Stage:Public listed in FrankfurtSpace:Business to Business, Enterprise IT-Software und -DienstleistungenProduct:Multi productFunction:Currently approximately 7% within our Portofolio




October 2005-Present (3years)

iSteps Widget Ventures: Founder/Partner

(Internet industry)

iSteps Widget Ventures gets involved with "Smart Money". The focus point of our investment is the internet:

* User generated content &

* Widget based business cases

1995-2001 (6 years)

Pironet NDH AG, Founder and CEO

(Public Company; 201-500 employees; Information Technology and Services industry)

Enterprise Content Management Software and Services Company

Founded 1995

IPO 2000

Exit 2003

1992-1995 (3 years)

Kaufhaus Warenhaus AG, Network Administrator

(Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; Retail industry)

Network Administrator for German biggest Departmentstores.

Responsible for European biggest Novell Netware Network and Backbone Routing.

1990-1992 (2 years)

Kaufhaus Warenhaus AG, Trainee

(Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; Retail industry)

Cobol Programmer on IBM 3090 & 9021


Arrival in Germany & raised in Germany


Born in Tehran