About

We are entrepreneurs, innovators and operators of disruptive technology businesses.

We operate several large Internet-focused businesses while our investments cover a much broader spectrum across the tech world. Our largest operating business is buyerlink.com, formerly Reply.com, the leading online marketplace for the acquisition of locally-targeted consumer demand in the automotive, real estate, and home improvement industries. MerchantCircle.com, our second-largest operating company, comprises the largest online network of local business owners in the United States.
Our investment portfolio represents a diverse group of innovative tech products and solutions, all with the goal of creating that powerful combination of business success and social good, of Innovation+Intention.
One Planet Ops was founded by tech entrepreneur Payam Zamani, who has also built several other successful Internet businesses, including Reply! Inc, and Autoweb, the first online car buying service, which completed a successful IPO in 1999 reaching a market cap of $1.2B. Since launching his first company he has served or currently serves on the board of directors or advisors to many startups, including Les Concierges, SoulPancake, TalkWheel, The RealReal, and ChatSports.

Philosophy

“The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.” - Baha'u'llah

One Planet dedicates its efforts to the entrepreneurial philosophy of “Universal Philanthropy,” which means that most companies from our entire extended network, whether operating businesses or companies we invest in, actively support social programs for the betterment of the world. That conscious intent functions as an integral part of our DNA, core mission, business model and our daily work. Going forward, we plan to apply that model to all of our investments and current investments that follow this model have an * next to their name.
As a company, One Planet supports Tahirih Justice Center, a national nonprofit that protects courageous immigrant women and girls fleeing violence. Our commitment goes beyond the occasional corporate gift or fundraiser. Instead, we contribute a fixed percentage of the company’s profits every quarter. This unique commitment and profit-sharing model rewards the nonprofit with more funds as the company improves its performance and gives an extra incentive to everyone in the company to deliver the most profitable growth possible.

Operating Services

We have a significant presence in the local online space. Our offerings primarily serve customers and businesses in home improvement, automotive, real estate, health and fitness

Contractors

Contractors.com believes that craftsmanship is an art of love, and that every property owner deserves a contractor who will take pride in his or her work as if it was their own property. Contractors.com matches home owners and top contractors with superior efficiency, speed and a touch of love. The Contractors.com platform allows home owners to share photos and videos of their home improvement projects, browse profiles of contractors who’ve responded to their posts, and communicate seamlessly and securely. Contractors.com aims to have a paramount impact on the entire process of how contractors manage their businesses, and home owners their projects.

BlueHelix

BlueHelix is a programmatic marketing systems integrator that combines industry-leading technologies in data management and cross-screen programmatic media targeting with the robust first party data and performance marketing expertise from our BuyerLink marketplace.

MerchantCircle

MerchantCircle is the home of great deals, expert advice & competitive quotes from the highest calibre local merchants! It prides itself on its ability to connect local businesses with over 2 million member merchants across the Unites States.

Incubator and Angel Fund

We invest in seed stage emerging technology companies and help founders turn imaginative ideas into thriving businesses. In addition to capital, we provide interested entrepreneurs with incubator services, hands-on coaching and guidance from successful veteran entrepreneurs. For more information, or to be considered for our program, email incubator@oneplanetops.com.

Investments to date:

Butterfleye

Butterfleye

A data company that has developed an AI-powered, cloud-connected security camera.

Wayfarer

Wayfarer

Production company focused on inspiring and elevating the human experience

BestMile

BestMile

Cloud intelligence for driverless vehicles

Ironclad

Ironclad

Ironclad is an automated assistant that manages legal paperwork for your company.

ChatSports

ChatSports

Sports news and talk in one social feed

Verbling

Verbling

24/7 online language learning with native tutors

Dil Mil

Dil Mil

Dating app for South Asian singles across the world

Smyle

Smyle

Cloud-enabled photo sharing app

Affiliated investments:

Ronin Labs

Ronin Labs

Ronin Labs helps developers, engineering leaders and business stakeholders to build better software.

The RealReal

The RealReal

The RealReal is the leader in luxury designer consignment.

SoulPancak

SoulPancak

(Acquired by Participant Media, October 2016)

SoulPancake is actor Rainn Wilson’s media and production company that creates entertaining and inspiring content.

EnerAllies

EnerAllies

EnerAllies provides an intelligent HVAC Management and Optimization System for multi-site businesses.

TalkWheel

TalkWheel

Talkwheel unifies a brand’s social media into one visually engaging fan driven discussion

Affiliated investments: Historical investments made by our team, but not by OPO’s angel fund.

Management Team

Payam Zamani

Founder & Chairman

Sunny Chang

VP, Marketing

Tom Kelley

VP, MarketPlace

Rudd Lippincott

VP, MarketPlace

Armita Rostamian

VP, Finance & Controller

David Ramirez

VP, Strategic Planning and Legal

Gilbert Manorek

Senior Director, Engineering

Mandeep Singh

Senior Director, Technology Operations

Andre Segovia

Chief of Staff