About ME

Moj Mahdara (They/Them)
Managing Partner Kinship Ventures
Partner Intuition Capital
Investor & Entrepreneur [Consumer Tech, CPG and Web3]
Co Founder Beauty United
Founder Member Iranian Diaspora Collective

I am a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur, investor, and operator.  I pride myself in being forever a student of all things digital, e-commerce, social commerce, CPG (especially beauty, wellness, and food), High Growth Technology, and Web3. I have invested in over 100+ companies since 2011 as a GP, Partner, Angel Investor, and Advisor. I have been a partner at Intuition Capital for the past two years. Intuition is a seed-stage fund out of New York City. We invested in brands like Poppi, Versus Games, Cryptoys, Ceremonia, Pavise, Starface World, Bonza, and Public.  More recently, I Co-Founded a new fund called Kinship Ventures. We are focused on bringing more inclusion and diversity to the cap table and bringing culture to the center of venture. Invested in brands like OpenAI, Caddis, MoonPay, and Olipop.

Previously, I built a globally-recognized community for content creators, celebrities, fans, and brands: Beautycon. We made hundreds of thousands of fans and influencers happy, and changed the face of the beauty industry. As CEO, I drove brand vision and growth initiatives globally through strategic media partnerships, content development, market intelligence, and e-commerce. Beautycon festivals operated in the UK, US, Middle East and Asia. We wrote the first market intelligence white paper, FOMO Vol. 1. on a series of topics that are relevant today.

I am a speaker, business figure, and an active investor with international recognition for my expertise in Gen Z and Millennial consumer profiles and behaviors. I have been named to multiple lists over the years, including ones in Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire magazine; Fast Company’s “Most Creative People” list, The Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 25 Most Powerful Digital Players,” Women’s Wear Daily’s “Digital Power Posse” list and Variety’s “Digital Entertainment Execs to Watch,”.

I have spoken at conferences around the world about culture, influence vs affluence, financial literacy, diversity and inclusion. I have been profiled in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire.

I am a 2020 Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Additionally, I am working on my first book + The Iranian Diaspora Collective is a non-partisan, multi-faith group that is inclusive of multiple backgrounds, genders, and LGBTQ+ identity, and includes leaders in business, tech, media, entertainment, fashion, beauty, and more.

+ Previously co-founded BeautyUnited, a not-for-profit focused on bringing community, education, and access to support the next generation of beauty and wellness leaders.

I reside in Los Angeles with my wife, Professor Dr. Roya Rastegar, our son, and our Airedale that we sometimes walk.

Work With ME

Keynote Speaking

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

Workshops

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.

How to Reach Out

Whether you've got a question, a press feature, or a groundbreaking idea to share, here's how to get in touch with me. Together, we can create something extraordinary.

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