Tabreez Verjee is a three-time entrepreneur and investor who co-founded Uprising to invest in and relentlessly support mission driven technology entrepreneurs pursuing epic endeavors that matter. Some of the recent superheroes that he has backed include the people behind Change.org, Upworthy, Amicus, Calm, ClassDojo, Lumo Body Tech, and Purpose.
Tabreez is also an active 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, where he was also one of Kiva’s first financial backers.
Tabreez began his career at Bain & Company and left to co-found a boutique finance company that raised $150 million for innovative media financings and completed landmark deals including a $30M securitization of music royalties for heavy metal band Iron Maiden. He then moved over to the technology and internet space where he helped lead the internet music company Sonique to be the fifth most downloaded application on the Internet in 1999 and was responsible for spearheading its sale for over $70 million. After Sonique, Tabreez co-founded Global Asset Capital which began incubating start-ups and making angel investments and grew over six years into a venture capital firm with $500 million in committed capital and over 40 portfolio companies in the U.S. and Europe.
Outside of work Tabreez loves being a dad, spending time with people he loves, playing tennis and other competitive sports, building tribes, planning clever pranks and grand gestures, adventuring outdoors, and experiencing life to the fullest
|Aug 13, 2013||TechCrunch - Calm raises 415000 in seed round|
|Aug 15, 2012||The Next Web - ClassDojo Launches Out of Beta, Takes $1.6m in Funding|
|Aug 14, 2012||TechCrunch - Educreations Grabs $2.2M From Accel, NewSchools To Turn Your iPad Into Your Classroom|
|Dec 1, 2009||Gigaom - Betawave CEO Matt Freeman Shifts To Vice Chair In Reorg|
|Jan 9, 2008||Gigaom - GoFish Says Game Over to Online Video|