The Cutting Room Floor

Unpacking early days Beautycon, the beauty industry, being Iranian American and the era influence.

The Business of Fashion

Pamela Anderson In Conversation with Moj

At The Business of Beauty Global Forum 2023, Pamela Anderson shared with Moj her perspectives on how the definition of beauty - and the beauty business - is changing.

Global Citizen

Spotlight: Human Rights Protesters in Iran

One year after the death of Jina Mahsa Amini, Moj takes the stage to highlight the protests in Iran and the bravery of protesters standing up for human rights.

Carta Equity Summit 2021

From Founder to Investor

Gwyneth Paltrow and Moj discuss bringing more diversity to the cap table as part of the Carta Equity Summit.

The Breakfast Club

On The Iranian Crisis & Women's Rights

Moj stops by and speaks to the Breakfast Club about the Iranian crisis, women's rights, propaganda and more.

Milken Institute

Triple Threat: the Movements in Iran and Russia

Moj sits down with Yasmin Green and Nadya Tolokonnikova to discuss the women-led and social media-driven movements in Iran and Russia.


Niche is the New Mass

Moj took to the Business of Fashion Voices stage to share results of her extensive survey of Pivotals, the super-generation age 13 to 34.


The 2019 MAKERS Conference

Moj dishes on building a safe space for all sizes, ethnicities, religions and political backgrounds.


Moj Talks Iranian Three-Day Strike

“Their Time Is Up”: Moj speaks on the Iranian regime becoming under pressure after the three-day strike by protestors.



A multi-hyphenate Iranian-American. I am a self-taught authority in tech, media, brand and consumer goods.

I have operated globally, raised money, built brands and big communities, and had epic highs and lows that have proven to be valuable lessons along the way.

I am the co-founder of Kinship Ventures & Advisory firm, focused on putting culture at the center of venture.

Passion projects include the Iranian Diaspora Collective, bringing more media attention to the Women Life Freedom movement, and Co-Founding The Beauty United which is on a mission to provide community, education, and access to support the next generation of leaders in beauty and wellness.

I am a parent to two boys and proudly married to Dr Roya Rastegar.

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Advisor & Investor

When I am not being a founder I love to back other next generation disruptive founders.

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People say I am a multi-hyphenate speaker and I like to talk about the business and cultural state of Beauty & Wellness, the movement around Women Life Freedom, Money and Financial Literacy , Personal Growth, and of course my day job and adventures in Venture Capital.

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Work With ME

Keynote Speaking

Inspire, Motivate, and Push boundaries on ideas and concepts.


Let's make a day of it and have an interactive working session and make it Edu-Tainment.

Media Spokesperson

Happy to lend my voice and platform on issues I align with.

Branded Content

Podcast, content and brand storytelling. My favorite thing to do.

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