The Bridgewest Group creates long-term value through the application of superior industry knowledge, operational expertise and significant financial resources to attractive investment opportunities.
The Bridgewest Group is a closely held investment company with global assets in the biotech, wireless communications, infrastructure for "internet of things," semiconductor, real estate, and financial services industries.
Having been in business for over twenty-five years and headquartered in San Diego, California, the Bridgewest Group has operations across the USA, Europe and Asia.
Dr. Massih Tayebi is a Founding Partner and Chairman of the Bridgewest Group, a closely held investment company with significant assets under management. Along with his brother, Dr. Masood Tayebi, Dr. Tayebi manages a portfolio of global investments in hi-tech and wireless technology, biotech, commercial real estate, banking and capital markets. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, the Bridgewest Group has over 1000 employees and operations in North America, Europe and Asia.
Dr. Tayebi and his team have a proven track record for successfully growing more than a dozen companies from seed to multinational status. Through his visionary leadership, Dr. Tayebi has created thousands of jobs globally and disrupted and significantly improved productivity in multiple industries.
Dr. Tayebi has led efforts to privatize, deploy, and manage telecom infrastructure in over 60 countries, making him and his brother pioneers in bringing wireless connectivity to billions of people. Additionally, Dr. Tayebi introduced cutting edge technology and forged novel business processes in both new and mature industries. Having created multiple public and private companies, his efforts have directly impacted global economic growth by introducing novel management methodology and tools to complacent industries, disrupting associated commerce and creating substantial shareholder value.
Dr. Tayebi actively participates in several philanthropic activities. Along with his wife Haleh, Dr. Tayebi funded the Massih & Haleh Tayebi Annual Scholarship fund supporting the education of children in need in many of the premier schools around the world. He has generously donated to local and international cultural centers, by being the Principal Financier and major contributor to building the Persian Cultural Center of San Diego. Dr. Tayebi is especially thankful for the opportunity to champion several causes benefiting underprivileged and abused children around the world, including building homes for the underprivileged in Mexico, curtailing cyber-bullying, being a major contributor to building hospitals for orphaned and disabled kids in the Yazd region, supporting hospitals and funding dozens of heart surgeries for children in need, and supporting universal education through building schools and funding educational staffing.
In 2016 Dr. Tayebi was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, for his contributions to, and exemplifying the values of, the United States of America.
Dr. Tayebi earned his M.S., Ph.D. and post-doctoral while in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Masood Tayebi is a Founding Partner and CEO of the Bridgewest Group, a closely held investment company with significant assets under management. Along with his brother, Dr. Massih Tayebi, Dr. Tayebi manages a portfolio of investments in hi-tech and wireless technology, bio-tech and pharmaceuticals, commercial real estate, banking and capital markets. Dr. Tayebi and his team have a track record successfully growing more than a dozen companies from seed to multinational status. Through these companies, Dr. Tayebi has created thousands of jobs globally. Through his visionary leadership, Dr. Tayebi has created thousands of jobs globally and disrupted and significantly improved productivity in multiple industries.
Dr. Tayebi has led efforts to privatize, deploy, and manage telecom infrastructure in over 60 countries, making him and his brother pioneers in bringing wireless connectivity to billions of people. Additionally, Dr. Tayebi has been a leader throughout the biotech industry. He founded the Biotech Investment Group in 2006 providing growth equity capital to emerging and innovative companies in the biotech industry. Having created multiple public and private companies, his efforts have directly impacted global economy growth by introducing novel management methodology and tools to complacent industries, disrupting associated commerce and creating substantial shareholder value.
Dr. Tayebi brings a wealth of experience and critical insights into the service sector, gained through his success in the telecom, biotech, and real estate industries. Currently Dr. Tayebi and his brother are creating an incubator in Southern California to attract entrepreneurs driving innovation and success, which they believe will drive the creation of a new “Silicon Valley” in Southern California.
Dr. Tayebi actively participates in several philanthropic activities. Along with his wife Surinder, Dr. Tayebi founded the Lotus Children Foundation. His charitable interests also includes supporting local first responders, education, housing, and helping the families of current and former military personnel. Dr. Tayebi enjoys advising and teaching entrepreneurs through one-on-one sessions as well as volunteering as a speaker at various conferences and events.
Dr. Tayebi and his brother received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, American Electronics Association High Technology Industry Recognition Award for telecommunications, the Venture Capital Success Story award by the San Diego Venture Group, and Visionary of the Year by the Coastline Foundation.
Dr. Tayebi earned his M.S. in Electronics Engineering and Ph.D. in mobile radio propagation while in the United Kingdom.
The Bridgewest Group is genuinely proud to call San Diego, CA home. Service to the San Diego community is a cornerstone of the Bridgewest Group’s mission and commitment as a local business leader. We believe it is our responsibility to give back to America’s Finest City, a city that has contributed greatly to our firm’s success over the past two decades. The Bridgewest Group actively invests in San Diego and global communities through diverse contributions to charities that have a strong track record of generating superior social return on investment.
A steadfast commitment to the city of San Diego is a philosophy driven by our Founders, Dr. Massih Tayebi and Dr. Masood Tayebi. Dr. Massih Tayebi and Dr. Masood Tayebi, along with their respective families, are actively involved in positively contributing to the San Diego community. Their dedication to San Diego is manifested through their championing a wide range of causes, including organizations benefiting underprivileged children, military families and entrepreneurship.
In addition to their enduring commitment to the city of San Diego, the Tayebi family is proud to have partnered with numerous organizations that reflect their vision for a more unified and peaceful world.
Below is a selection of local and international charitable organizations that the Tayebis are honored to support.
To support individual and family readiness through an array of programs specifically targeted to assist the Naval Special Warfare community in maintaining a resilient, sustainable, and healthy force in this era of persistent conflict and frequent deployments.
Their vision is to be the premier provider of benevolent civilian support services to the NSW communities they serve. This is pursued by collaborating with the leaders in Family Support to better understand the effects of deployment; by frequent analysis to ensure they are meeting current needs; by the delivery of exceptional programs; and by educating and involving the civilian population in support of these elite warriors.
The San Diego Military Family Collaborative’s mission provides an inclusive forum to maximize the collective impact of community resources to enhance military family life.
PCI’s mission is to empower people to enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship.
Motivated by their concern for the world's most vulnerable children, families and communities, PCI envisions a world where abundant resources are shared, communities are able to provide for the health and well-being of their members, and children and families can achieve lives of hope, good health and self-sufficiency.
The iBRIDGES initiative is an open, inclusive and collaborative community, free from any political or ideological affiliations, that works towards bringing to life a diversity of impactful initiatives, platforms and spaces that all tangibly serve to contribute to the development of the high-tech entrepreneurial sector in Iran.
Dr. Massih Tayebi was privileged to be a speaker at the 2014 iBRIDGES meeting on the topic Transitioning into Productivity. You can see the video here
Voices for Children transforms the lives of abused children by providing them with volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). We believe that every child deserves a safe and permanent home, and to that end, will review and monitor every court file in the system, provide a CASA to every child in the foster care system who needs one, and advocate to improve the lives of foster children.
The Bridgewest Group is actively seeking investment opportunities and is interested in engaging with entrepreneurs regarding their ideas and business proposals. Our value proposition is built on a foundation of significant investible capital, tested management expertise and an extensive network of tier 1 investors that are eager to partner with us to build businesses and create long-term shareholder value.
While we we are generally agnostic as to asset class and industry, the Bridgewest Group has significant expertise in the biotechnology, material technology, financial services and the real estate sectors.