Sam Kazemian

Iranian-American software developer

Sam Hamidi-Kazemian (born February 12, 1993) is an Iranian-American software programmer.[1] He is the co-founder and president of Everipedia.[3]

Sam Kazemian
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Sam Kazemian in 2018
Sam Hamidi-Kazemian[1]

(1993-02-12) February 12, 1993 (age 27)[1]
EducationUCLA (neuroscience and philosophy)[1]
OccupationPresident of Everipedia[3]
Known forCo-founding Everipedia[4]


Kazemian graduated from UCLA in 2015.[5] He changed his mind about going to medical school in order to work on Everipedia.[6]


Sam Kazemian​ founded Everipedia with Theodor Forselius​ in December 2014 in Kazemian's dormitory room at UCLA.[4]

In 2017, Kazemian told to Boing Boing that "Wikia, like Wikipedia, uses really old software that was built in 2001. Meanwhile there are all these new, modern crowd-knowledge sites like Rap Genius, Quora and StackOverflow, but nobody ever tried to attack the original beast - a wiki of everything - with the new, modern tools. That is what Everipedia aims to do."[7]

Personal lifeEdit

When he was young, he and his family moved to the US.[2] He is a blockchain enthusiast[8] and a fan of the programming language Python.[9]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Sam Kazemian". Crunchbase. 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jafari, Hamed (9 June 2016). "Interview with the Founders of Everipedia AKA the "Thug Wikipedia"". TechRasa.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Chavez-Dreyfuss, Gertrude (8 February 2018). "Novogratz's New Fund, Others Invest $30 Million in Online Encyclopedia". U.S. News & World Report.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Everipedia Raises $30m in Series A Funding". FinSMEs. 10 February 2018.
  5. "Everipedia: Bản sao xấu xí và tội lỗi của Wikipedia" [Everipedia: ugly copy and sin of Wikipedia]. VNG Corporation. 10 August 2017.
  6. Nazarian, Adelle (9 February 2016). "Everipedia: The Wikipedia Competitor for the People". Breitbart News.
  7. James, Andrea (12 June 2017). "Can Everipedia remake collaborative encyclopedias to be inclusive and enjoyable?". Boing Boing.
  8. Anthony, Miles (6 August 2017). "Sam Kazemian, Founder and CEO at Everipedia, Shares 4 Years of Mining Experience". The Crypto Times.
  9. Moghadam, Mahbod (2015). "What I Learned From My Rap Genius Cofounders". NextShark.