Who We Are

We are a team of technology, finance and market sector experts.


 

The Founders

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Tony Seba

Tony Seba is a world-renowned thought leader, Silicon Valley entrepreneur, educator and the author of the Amazon #1 best-selling book Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation: How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030. Tony’s work focuses on the convergence of technologies, business models, and product innovations that disrupt the world’s major industries. He was an early employee of disruptive companies including Cisco Systems and RSA Data Security. As a speaker he has delivered keynotes for major companies and at global events including Google, J.P. Morgan, CLSA Investors Forum, Intersolar, Davos, COP21 World Climate Summit and the Global Leaders Forum. Tony has taught thousands of entrepreneurs and corporate leaders at Stanford University Continuing Studies. Tony earned a Stanford MBA and a Computer Science and Engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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James Arbib

James Arbib is a London-based investor in technology. He is the founder of Tellus Mater, an independent philanthropic foundation dedicated to exploring the impacts of disruptive technology, and its potential for solving some of the world’s most challenging problems.  In addition, Arbib oversees a London-based family office with a diversified portfolio, across all asset classes and a focus on the risks and opportunities of technology disruption. A graduate in History from Trinity College, Cambridge, Arbib has a Masters in Sustainability Leadership also from Cambridge. He is a qualified chartered accountant and worked as an investment analyst covering Utilities.

This vision sounds extreme, but Seba has been proven right before with his predictions about both the solar energy market and the development of electric cars.
— Curbed LA, May 2017
I interviewed Seba for almost an hour – it’s like drinking from a firehose. Frankly, Seba’s work is so important it deserves a thorough discussion.
— North American Energy News, May 2017

Executive Leadership

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Uzair Niazi, CEO

Uzair Niazi has over 20 years of high-tech industry experience leading product development teams across the globe. He served as Senior Director at Oracle Corporation where he led the development of several successful product lines, scaling each from zero to multi-million dollars in annual revenues, including Oracle's next generation of Fusion cloud-based applications. He was a co-founder and Board Member of a competitive intelligence start-up that uses Big Data, Machine Learning, and Predictive Analytics to deliver critical business insights for B2B companies. Uzair is an investor and advisor working with start-ups in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Uzair has a Bachelors degree in Physics with Electronics, a Masters in Digital Systems Design, and a MBA. He is passionate about innovation, and is the recipient of several software patents.