Sam Kazemian

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Sam Kazemian
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Sam Kazemian in 2019
Sam Hamidi-Kazemian

(1993-02-12) February 12, 1993 (age 26)
OccupationPresident of Everipedia[1]
Known forCo-founding Everipedia[2]

Sam Hamidi-Kazemian (born February 12, 1993) is an Iranian-American software programmer. He is the co-founder and president of Everipedia,[1] a for-profit, wiki-based online encyclopedia.[3] He founded Everipedia with Theodor Forselius in December 2014.[2]


Kazemian attended Westlake High School, where he participated in athletics.[4] He was a member of the UCLA Powerlifting team from 2012 until 2015.[5] He graduated from UCLA in 2015.[6]

Kazemian lived in a student apartment while attending UCLA and mined Bitcoin to pay for his bills and tuition.[7]


Starting as a small project in Kazemian's dormitory room at UCLA, Sam Kazemian founded Everipedia with Theodor Forselius in December 2014.[2] Kazemian and Forselius constructed the first MVP for Everipedia while Kazemian was still at UCLA.[8]

In 2017, Kazemian told 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."[3]


  1. ^ a b Chavez-Dreyfuss, Gertrude (8 February 2018). "Novogratz's New Fund, Others Invest $30 Million in Online Encyclopedia". U.S. News & World Report.
  2. ^ a b c "Everipedia Raises $30m in Series A Funding". FinSMEs. 10 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b James, Andrea (12 June 2017). "Can Everipedia remake collaborative encyclopedias to be inclusive and enjoyable?". Boing Boing.
  4. ^ "Sam Kazemian". 2018.
  5. ^ "Sam Kazemian - 2013-14 Powerlifting Roster - UCLA Club Sports". UCLA Club Sports. 2018.
  6. ^ "Everipedia: Bản sao xấu xí và tội lỗi của Wikipedia" [Everipedia: ugly copy and sin of Wikipedia]. VNG Corporation. 10 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Meet the 22-year-old Swede with world-conquering plans for his crypto-remake of Wikipedia". 2018-02-26. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  8. ^ Jafery, Reza (19 February 2018). "How Everipedia is Decentralizing History with Blockchain". Hackernoon.