We believe in the power of community.

We're building a dream team of talented, inquisitive, and kind-hearted people who want to create meaningful, magical work.

Founder

Payam Salehi

Growing up in an immigrant family, I’ve always craved a greater sense of purpose and belonging. I’ve found I feel most fulfilled and energized when I’m creating spaces for people to share their talents and support one another to overcome challenges and pursue their dreams.

Outside of Anam Cara, I serve as an Advisor to mRelief, a Y-Combinator backed startup that is transforming the way individuals access social services.

I graduated from USC with a BS in Business Administration and an emphasis in Entrepreneurship.

Myers–Briggs Personality: INFJ

Our Advisors

Mark Chavez,
Former CIO, Salesforce

Part of the original engineering team at ExpertCity (acquired by Citrix).

Currently building a cloud-free privacy technology platform.

Milicent Johnson, San Francisco Planning Commissioner

Deep background in forming partnerships across private, nonprofit, and government sector to improve SF communities.

Co-wrote “SF Gives Corporate Philanthropy Playbook.”

Chas Edwards, Co-Founder & President, Pop-Up Magazine Productions

Pop-Up Magazine Productions publishes The California Sunday Magazine and the touring live magazine show, Pop-Up Magazine.

Previously, Chas was the Co-founder at Federated Media and Chief Revenue Officer at Digg.

Sasha Fisher, Co-Founder, Spark MicroGrants

Pioneered a community-driven model that empowers and supports villages across Africa to launch their own businesses to serve their community’s most pressing needs.

Forbes 30 under 30. Inaugural Obama Fellow.

David Ibsen, Advisor to Startup Founders & CEOs

Has worked as a business strategist and advisor to Founders & CEOs of over 200 emerging companies and established brands, including CEOs of Recode, Fitbit, True Ventures, Autodesk, and more.

(In Memoriam)


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