Safa Rashtchy is a Silicon Valley investor and advisor, and sits on the boards of several start-ups and global organizations. Safa has also been involved with Wings Learning Center since the early years, when his son, Alborz, joined Wings as a student. From 1997 to 2007, Safa was a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst focused on Internet media and marketing, and the Lead China analyst at Piper Jaffray and Company. He led the firm’s expansion efforts in the Internet industry and its expansion to China, as well as active involvements with leading Web 2.0 companies. Currently, Safa is working on formation of a new type of venture capital concept, Think +. Safa is currently on the boards of Capshare, Wings Learning Center, and The Mexican Museum (San Francisco- Smithsonian). He is also on the advisory boards of Snapwire, Ava Health, ChinaVenture (China), and Early Bird Alert.
Safa cares deeply about quality-of-life approach for individuals with ASD and is now heavily focused on programs for young adults with ASD. Safa is also deeply involved with start-ups and technologies that are helping with management of therapies and data analytics for individuals with ASD. Safa holds a Master’s degree in business administration, summa cum laude, from Boston University and a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from Purdue University.