|London Business School, MBA|
|Stanford University, Degree|
Hussein is a founding partner of Hoxton Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm in London he set up with Rob Kniaz.
He was an angel investor in several early stage startups including Bea’s of Bloomsbury, Exclusively.in (acquired by Myra), GoCardless, LLUSTRE (acquired by Fab) and Signpost, and an advisor to European Leaders, Exceptional.io (acquired by Rackspace), Jaycut (acquired by RIM) and Tarmin.
He is also an advisor to the Chairman of Eros International Plc (EROS:LN), an Indian media and entertainment company, and Different Capital, an early stage venture firm run by four former video game executives. He also helps the UK government with technology policy.
He was formerly with Accel Partners, where he focused on consumer internet, financial technology and software investments. He helped make the firm’s investments in OpenGamma, Playfish (acquired by Electronic Arts), BountyJobs, United Mobile, Dapper (acquired by Yahoo!), and held additional board observer seats at Njini (acquired by Riverbed) and The Cloud (acquired by Sky).
Hussein joined Accel from Microsoft Corporation, where he held several strategy and product management roles, and was selected to the company’s leadership program for his work building the speech recognition business.
Hussein began his career in the Bay Area, and helped found or play a key role at Safe-View (acquired by L-3), Radiance Technologies (acquired by Comcast) and Studio Verso (acquired by KPMG). Hussein holds an MBA from London Business School, where he sat on the International Alumni Board, and did his undergraduate studies in Symbolic Systems at Stanford University.
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