Nizar Allibhoy

Technology Executive & Start-up Founder

Branded Strategic Hospitality

Nizar Allibhoy has more than 20 years of leadership experience building technology companies across multiple industries. Offering a rare blend of business and technical strengths, Nizar has achieved exciting company and product turnarounds and is recognized for his success in growing sales and profits in both corporate and start-up environments including fundraising, product development and operations/go-to-market.

Prior to joining Branded Hospitality, Nizar was an Operating Partner with NRD Capital responsible for overseeing the fund’s technology investments. As a multi-time tech company founder, Nizar offers a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities that new companies face as they evolve from idea to exit. With a specific focus on hospitality and restaurant technology, the fund had a specific thesis to identify high growth companies with a potential to revolutionize the restaurant industry.

Previously, Nizar founded KEYPR, subsequently acquired by Intelity, the guest experience SaaS platform for the hospitality industry. The solution provides guests with a modern experience featuring keyless entry, in-room tablets and a mobile app, while delivering huge gains in operational efficiency for hotel operators. As founder and CEO, Nizar grew the company from idea to revenue, through multiple rounds of financing and complex product development cycles. Previously, Nizar founded Telepop, the first connected TV ad network supporting the Samsung, Sony, Vizio and DIRECTV platforms as well as establishing the content division for ActiveVideo, a technology platform which enables web content on legacy cable/telco networks. Most recently, Nizar has been an advisor to several companies in media/entertainment, green energy and AgTech, working with founders, management and the board to meet product and financing objectives.

Nizar's exceptional track record of business improvement is based on a philosophy of total enterprise engagement in change. He is known for his ability to quickly identify and diagnose operational and growth impediments, working with companies to refine their organizational structure, product lines, sourcing, sales channels and market position. Nizar excels at building companies that successfully navigate the entrepreneurial journey from idea, through product, to a profitable business.
Nizar lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children, and still enjoys learning new technologies and writing code, as time permits.

Nizar received his BA in Computer Science from the California State University Northridge. He has thirteen US patents granted and pending.