Tabreez Verjee

 

Tabreez Verjee is three time entrepreneur and VC who is now pursuing his passion of investing in and supporting mission driven technology entrepreneurs impacting the world for the better through their businesses. Some of his angel investments include ClassDojo, Purpose.com, Tap to Learn, Educreations, Lumoback, Genomera, Evr.st, Novica, Blissmo, Ecomom, and Amicus.
Tabreez is an early seed funder and member of the board of directors at Kiva.org, the world's first crowdsourced lending platform dedicated to connecting people for the purpose of alleviating poverty.
Tabreez’s started his first company at 21,where he co-founded and served as Managing Director of Global Entertainment Capital, which raised $150 million for innovative media financings and completed deals like the first ever stand alone investment grade bond securitization of music royalties for heavy metal band Iron Maiden. He then moved over to the technology and internet space where he co-headed Sonique, maker of some of the first and most popular internet music software that became the 5th most downloaded application on the Internet in 1999 and was sold for over $70 million. After Sonique, Tabreez co-founded Global Asset Capital, which started as an angel investment fund and grew into a venture capital firm where he directed more than $500 million in committed assets across multiple venture capital funds and over 40 portfolio companies in the U.S. and Europe.
Tabreez began his career at Bain & Company and received a bachelor of science in Environmental Engineering with honors from University of California at Berkeley.

Organization: Kiva.org

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