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Innovation+Intention.

WE OPERATE

several large businesses in the online home improvement, real estate and automotive industries. We focus on providing the highest quality of service to our customers.

WE FUND

seed and early stage startups that cover a broad spectrum across the tech world. With every investment, we intend to create that powerful combination of business success and social good, of Innovation+Intention.

WE INCUBATE

and bring to life internal business concepts as well as give entrepreneurs the resources and mentorship to develop their ideas.

OPO exists to create and invest in Internet based businesses that have a significant promise for success—while attempting to run these businesses in a humble spirit of sustainable service to humanity. read more

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

buyerlink is the lead online marketing platform for the acquisition of locally-targeted and category-specific consumers on a cost-per-click or cost-per-lead basis. buyerlink provides a highly-profitable alternative to online marketing solutions offered by major search engines and ad networks.

buyerlink owns many consumer facing websites. Here are a selected few:

Coming Soon

Contractors.com is a revolutionary new home improvement service that connects property owners and contractors. Contractors.com fundamentally transforms the way connections are made and sets unprecedented standards for quality of service for contractors and property owners alike.

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:

BestMile

Cloud intelligence for driverless vehicles

Ironclad

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

ChatSports

Sports news and talk in one social feed

 

 

Verbling

24/7 online language learning with native tutors

 

 

Dil Mil

Dating app for South Asian singles across the world

Smyle

Cloud-enabled photo sharing app

 

 

 

Affiliated investments:

Ronin Labs

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

 

 

The RealReal

The RealReal is the leader in luxury designer consignment.

SoulPancake

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

EnerAllies

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

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
John Lambertus
VP, General Manager
Armita Rostamian
VP, Finance & Controller
David Ramirez
VP, Strategic Planning and Legal
Gilbert Manorek
Senior Director, Engineering
Mandeep Singh
Senior Director, Technology Operations
Ethan Lieber
Senior Director, Product