Mahbod Moghadam (Ma-h-Bode Mow-Gha-Damn) is an Iranian-American internet entrepreneur and Angel investor.  He is a co-founder and Chief Community Officer of Everipedia. Moghadam was formerly a co-founder of Rap Genius (now Genius), which he started in 2009 with Yale University classmate and friend Tom Lehman. Moghadam graduated
Moghadam attended Birmingham High in Van Nuys, Calif. before attending Yale University. He attended Stanford Law and graduated in 2008 with a J.D. He was also a Fulbright Scholar to France. Moghadam is an avid pianist having played since he was 15.
Moghadam resigned from Genius in 2014 after receiving negative media attention for writing annotations on maniacal shooter Elliot Rodger's manifesto on his own website. After leaving Genius, Moghadam received substantial media attention for writing an article in Thought Catalog about stealing from Whole Foods chains predominantly in the Bay Area and Southern California. The article was entitled "How To Steal From Whole Foods". In 2016, he switched his loyalty to Ralphs. However, in 2018, after the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods and subsequent loosening of certain salad bar sampling restrictions at Whole Foods stores, Moghadam returned to Whole Foods.
Moghadam currently works full-time on Everipedia. He met Sam Kazemian in 2015 when he was giving a talk at UCLA and was immediately captivated by the earliest version of Everipedia. Kazemian showed Moghadam his Everipedia page and Moghadam was very excited because he had always wanted a Wikipedia page, and several people had made him one, but Wikipedia kept deleting it.
In 2018 Mahbod Moghadam was granted the “A Blessing for the World Award” for his outstanding efforts to ensure the right of free speech by the Arnulf Seminary of Theology (Boston), a liberal theological school affiliated with ULCO (USA).