Alan Safahi is an Iranian- American serial entrepreneur with 35+ years of experience in financial technologies and payment processing.
Throughout his career, Safahi has successfully founded and managed numerous high technology start-ups and has created disruptive innovations in the prepaid card, payment processing, blockchain technologies, global remittances and foreign exchange currency trading.
Safahi is Founder of Zed Network Inc., an embedded FX and cross border payment platform powering MSBs, MTOs, neobanks, fintech companies and crypto exchanges worldwide in 248 countries.
Safahi has been an early adopter and leader in the Bitcoin/blockchain community since 2009 and has advised and served on the boards of Candle Labs, a crypto currency ecosystem, Ripple, a real-time settlement system and Bold Financial Technologies, a corporate payouts platform that was acquired by Airbnb.
Born in Tehran, Iran, Safahi earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and his MBA from University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business.