Noosheen Hashemi- Against All Odds

About Noosheen Hashemi

Noosheen Hashemi is a business plan builder, angel investor, and advisor with a focus on disruptive ideas and platforms, Noosheen has more than three decades of experience building the leadership and execution capabilities of early stage companies to deliver growth and profitability on a global scale.

As a private investor in more than 20 start-ups that are pushing the boundaries of mobile, productivity, convenience, travel, and beauty, Noosheen takes an active role in fundraising, talent acquisition, operations, and business growth development. She is an advisor to Cloud Lending Solutions, a global cloud infrastructure company, at Radius, an insights-driven marketing intelligence platform, and at AnyRoad, a platform that matches travelers with tour guides.

A seasoned veteran of high growth, technology-driven, founder-led companies, Noosheen spent the early part of her career at Oracle Corporation where, as Vice President of Finance and Administration, she built the critical sales and administrative capacity that allowed the company to scale revenue from $26 million in 1985 to $3 billion in 1995 and a market cap of $19 billion. A philanthropist and outspoken advocate on behalf of the vulnerable and disenfranchised, Noosheen is also the co-founder and President of HAND, a family foundation that provides financial, advisory, and advocacy support to hundreds of organizations and dozens of scholars and social entrepreneurs dedicated to protecting the young, and promoting the socio-economic growth and development advancement of individuals.

Noosheen serves on the advisory boards of SIEPR, Ploughshares Fund, and Eurasia Foundation. Noosheen’s philanthropic efforts have been honored by the World Affairs Council, the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and the Girl Scouts of America, and she was recognized as one of Gentry magazine’s top 50 philanthropists in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2013 and 2014.

Born in Iran, Noosheen emigrated to the United States as a teenager in 1977. She holds a B.S. in Economics from San Jose State University and an M.S. in Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of business growth strategies.