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Clever Sense – From Personalized Recommendation Engine Startup to Acquisition By Google

by Bobby Yazdani, Founder & Partner


Babak Pahlavan is a Sr. Director of Product Management at Google. Pahlavan is the former CEO,  Co-founder & President of Cleversense, which was acquired by Google in 2011.

In this exclusive interview, Pahlavan recounts his journey as a successful entrepreneur:  immigrating to the US at 17, attending Stanford University, founding and building  Cleversense, and the Google acquisition.



Cota Capital’s “Founders in 15” series offers insightful conversations with founders across Modern Infrastructure, Workflow Automation, FinTech, and HealthTech. 

Bobby Yazdani is co-founder and partner of Cota Capital, a technology investment firm that partners with exceptional teams to build and grow timeless companies enabling the future.