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Rod Ebrahimi

Avant
Head of Corporate Development
Los Angeles

Rod began working with Internet technologies in 1997 and has been applying these technologies in new ways ever since.


He started an Internet service provider targeting small businesses when he was only 16 years old. Rod was later recruited out of high school to Silicon Valley, where he helped build and maintain scalable web infrastructure for high-traffic e-commerce sites.


Most recently, Rod was CEO of ReadyForZero, the creator of award-winning online personal debt and credit management tools. ReadyForZero was founded as a YCombinator company and later when on to raise over $4 million in outside capital. Today, ReadyForZero’s tools help consumers manage $3 billion dollars in personal debt. The company was recently acquired by Avant. Rod is the head of corporate development at Avant and helps lead Avant’s new technology office based in Los Angeles. He is also a local startup mentor at Amplify.LA.


Rod holds a B.S. degree in Cognitive Science with a specialization in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of California at San Diego, where he graduated with departmental honors.

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