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University of Pennsylvania, BE 2003
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University of Pennsylvania, BA 2003


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Shafqat Islam

Shafqat Islam is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NewsCred, the world’s leading content marketing and syndication platform.

As CEO, Shafqat manages the strategic growth of the company, pioneering a new content ecosystem for brands and publishers. Since its founding in 2008, NewsCred has grown to a 75+ person team of technologists, journalists and creative content marketers based in New York, London and Dhaka. The company is funded by leading investors including FirstMark Capital, FLOODGATE, and IA Ventures.

Recently, Shafqat led the company’s acquisition of Daylife, an early technology innovator in the media space. Shafqat has spoken at events including Paley Media Center Summits, Business Insider Conferences, Internet Week, Digital Hollywood, the Digital Content Monetization Summit, AAN Media Conferences, and Wharton Entrepreneurship panels. Prior to NewsCred, Shafqat was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch, running technology teams in NYC and Geneva, Switzerland.

Follow him @shafqatislam or @newscred

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