Farooq Abbasi

General Partner, Preface Ventures

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Toronto

Stream: Artificial Intelligence, Prime

Farooq is a lifelong student of science and venture capital. He is a GP at Preface Ventures, a seed fund he founded which focuses on enterprise infrastructure and applied machine intelligence. Farooq began his investment career in 2009 and has since been a venture and growth investor on the West Coast and most recently investing at Costanoa Ventures. Some of Farooq’s investments include Auto1 (Softbank), Redlock.io (PANW), Zingbox, (PANW), Remitly, and Infosum.

In addition to helping entrepreneurs, he is passionate about improving cognitive/experiential diversity within the technology industry as well as fostering educational opportunity for the underprivileged. He is a founder and advisor of several non-profits focused on addressing these shortcomings including Diversity.vc and Soham for Kids.