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Tan Rezaei & Navid Firoozi

Rezaei: Founder/CEO, DishClips Firoozi: Co-Founder/CMO, DishClips and Mozayo

By Elaine Murphy & Sarah VaughnPublished: May 01, 2012

In 2010, Tan Rezaei and Navid Firoozi founded DishClips, a website and mobile app that helps diners decide what to order in restaurants by displaying high-definition video clips of offerings from 130 local eateries. They have assembled a team that focuses on “camaraderie rather than competition,” to which Rezaei attributes their company’s success. The firm recently won a $10,000 prize for its business plan from the 2012 Irvine Entrepreneur Forum.
   
With plans to expand the company into five markets nationwide and increase its client base to 2,500 restaurants in the next year, Rezaei is well on the way to reaching his goal of making DishClips “a household brand that everyone can recognize.”
   
Both men acknowledge that success isn’t born out of rigid perfection. Rezaei says the best business advice he’s received is not to be a perfectionist, and Firoozi emphasizes the need to embrace change.
   
To Rezaei, the ultimate motivator is the opportunity that his success has provided for him to give back to others in the community; he mentors young people who are starting their own businesses and helps them through the process. A serial entrepreneur, he has started six businesses, three of which he still runs, and is writing “Read This Book Before You’re 30.” dishclips.com, mozayo.com

Rezaei / First job: Lifeguard for the city of Anaheim and helping his uncle assemble electronics
Firoozi / First job: Pharmacy technician



OC METRO's 2012 40 UNDER 40
Lily Knowles    Ashleigh Aitken    Jeremy Yamaguchi
Kevin Willson    Megan Lavender    Jason Lucash
Tan Rezaei & Navid Firoozi    Julie Schoenbachler
Chris Winn    Shawna Smith Gotreau    Matt Petteruto
Kelly Lewis    Justin Choi    Marissa Gerlach    Josh McCarter
Brian Davis    Patrick Strader    Quy "Q" Nguyen
Carla Vargas    Patrick Rue    Jennifer Tucker Klein
Brandon Burton    Lauren O’Gorman    Inna Kassatkina
Tom Reimers    Jackie Ferlita    Eric Bender
Dale Partridge & Aaron Chavez  ≈  Danny Sonenshine
Russell Bendel    Sandra Jones    Balaji Krishna
Saimah Chaudhry    Dan Nasitka    Laura Hess
Kohl Crecelius    Larry Labrado Jr.    Melissa Beck
Jeremy Linehan    Stephen Silver

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