Azeem Azhar is a prominent technology, startups, and innovation expert with vast experience in finance and economics. He is widely recognized as a LinkedIn Top Voice from 2016 to 2018 and 2020. He is the founder of PeerIndex, which uses machine learning to process social data and identifies novel actionable signals. He has worked in several management, founder, and adviser roles at Seedcamp, AMI Software, PlanetOut, Daylife, and EVI. Azhar has invested in over 20 early-stage companies, with several exits. Azhar has launched various innovative products while working at The Economist, Reuters, BBC, and The Guardian. He has spoken at some of the most prestigious business schools including Harvard Business School, London Business School, and IMD, among others.
Azhar is also an author at Penguin Random House and a former Board Member at Ada Lovelace Institute. He served as a Fellow at The RSA and as the Global Future Council on Digital Economy & Society at the World Economic Forum. He has worked as an advisor at Onfido, Zeroth.ai, Seldon, and re:infer. He has served on the board of Cxense, Cronycle, Inuk Networks, and ofcom Consumer Panel. He was also a member of the Expert Network at the World Economic Forum and a columnist at the Financial Times. Azhar has been interviewed by BBC, WSJ, New York Times, The Guardian, The Times, Technology Review, The Daily Telegraph, Bloomberg, Sky News, CNN, Red Herring, Techcrunch, Mashable, VentureBeat, and Vogue.