Azeem Azhar is an award-winning entrepreneur, analyst, strategist, investor. He produces Exponential View, the leading newsletter and podcast on the impact of technology on our future economy and society.
Azeem Azhar is the Founder and author of Exponential View which concentrates primarily on technology, business models, the political economy and society. Azeem is also on the board of the Ada Lovelace Foundation, the leading independent research institute focussed on the ethics of AI. He is a venture partner at Kindred Capital, a generalist early stage VC fund, and an advisor to Fabric Ventures, a blockchain-focused VC fund. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future's Council on the Digital Economy and Society.
Azeem Azhar’s Background:
Azeem Azhar is on a mission to explain how our societies and ways of life will change under the force of exponential technologies. He is determined to bring together the two cultures of innovation and tech and of business, society and policy and help us understand the real implications of the changes we are witnessing.
He does this from the vantage point of over 25-years career as an entrepreneur, investor and analyst in the tech industry. Today, he runs the highly-cited newsletter, ExponentialView, is a sought-after advisor to boards, an international keynote speaker and active early-stage investor.
Exponential View covers the societal implications of technology and is a totemic source for the investors, entrepreneurs, senior leaders and policy-makers. Exponential View has 187,000 subscribers via Substack and LinkedIn.
In addition, Azeem hosts the Exponential View podcast, distributed by Harvard Business Review. This is a top ten podcast in technology in the UK and top 50 in the US. His guests have included Prime Minister Tony Blair, Yuval Harari, Reid Hoffman, Elif Shafak, Stuart Russell, Andrew Ng, Mariana Mazzucato and many others. It is a unique forum which sits convenes experts from the worlds of science, culture, politics, economics, technology, innovation and business. Exponential View has been lauded by publications like The Times, Wired, Fast Company and others. His first book will be published in summer of 2021.
To July 2020, Azeem was senior advisor to professional services firm, PwC and prior to that senior AI advisor to the CTO Accenture. He also advises breakthrough entrepreneurial firms, including Kindred Capital, Onfido, Ocean Protocol, ReInfer and quantum-computing startup, Beit. He is an investor in early-stage startups in AI, renewable energy, female healthtech, self-driving cars and marketplace. He is a trustee of the Ada Lovelace Foundation, an independent research entity focused on AI ethics. He sits on the Global Futures Council for the Digital Economy and Society for the World Economic Forum.
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