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Azeem Azhar

Entrepreneur, investor and adviser with a two-decade career in technology

Azeem Azhar is an entrepreneur, investor and adviser with a two-decade career in technology. He runs the highly-cited newsletter, Exponential View , which covers the societal implications of technology and is a totemic source for the investors, entrepreneurs and policy-makers. Azeem is the Senior Advisor on AI to the CTIO of Accenture. Azeem also advises breakthrough entrepreneurial firms, including Kindred Capital, Onfido, Ocean Protocol & ReInfer; as well as the Harvard Business Review.


Previously, he’s been an award-winning entrepreneur founding the VC-backed, PeerIndex, which was acquired in 2014. He’s also invested in more than 30 startups, with exits to Microsoft & Amazon, amongst others. The early part of Azeem’s career took him to journalism, where he covered technology at The Guardian and The Economist . Azeem has also had strategy and innovation roles at the BBC and Thomson Reuters, and was on a non-executive board at Ofcom, the UK’s converged communications regulator.

 

He lives in a London with his wife and three kids.