Entrepreneur, Investor and Author
He is the founder & curator of the hugely popular Exponential View newsletter which explores the political economy of the Exponential Age. It reaches more than 200,000 readers around the world. Azeem also hosts Exponential View podcast which is distributed by HBR and brings together thought leaders from diverse backgrounds such as Elif Shafak, Yuval Noah Harari, Mariana Mazzucato, Nick Clegg, Nina Schick.
Azeem began his career as a journalist where he was a writer for The Economist and The Guardian and later spent 25 years as an analyst, entrepreneur & active early stage start-up investor, with multiple exits to the likes of Microsoft and Amazon.
He is a fellow of RSA and sits on the board of the Ada Lovelace Institute and on WEF's Global Futures Council on Digital Economy & Society.
Azeem has been chosen LinkedIn Top Voice in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020 with a following of 424k +.
Azeem has advised CEOs of global corporation and is frequently invited to share his insights on climate tech, venture capital, start-ups, the internet.
In 2020, Azeem co-authored the State of Climate Tech, a global analysis of venture capital trends in climate change investing, with PwC.
His first book, Exponential, which explores the transition to the Exponential Age has been published by Penguin Random autumn 2021 to great acclaim.