Azeem Azhar

Chief, Exponential View

Azeem is an entrepreneur, investor and advisor, who produces the highly-cited newsletter, Exponential View.

He has mixed interests in technology, science and maths as well as economics, philosophy & history. The early part of his career took him to journalism, where he covered technology at The Guardian and The Economist. He has also had product, strategy and innovation roles at the BBC and Thomson Reuters. Recently he was founder and CEO of PeerIndex, a venture-backed startup which applied a lot of machine learning to large-scale social graphs to make predictions about social web users. PeerIndex was acquired by Brandwatch in 2014.

He is currently senior advisor, artificial intelligence at Accenture.

He has been involved in a number of other startups and incubators including PowerSet (Microsoft), Evi (Amazon), NewEnergyFinance (Bloomberg), Dopplr (Nokia), Seedcamp and others. He currently advises Onfido, Re:Infer, Seldon, Cronycle and others.