Hussein Kanji


Hussein is an angel investor in or advisor to several early stage startups including Byhiras,, Flypost, Jaycut (acquired by RIM), KBG, Nivio and Tarmin. He is also an advisor to the Chairman of Eros International Plc (EROS:LN), the world’s largest Bollywood company, and Different Capital LLC.
He was formerly with Accel Partners, where he focused on consumer internet, financial technology and software investments. He helped make Accel’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 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 and did his undergraduate studies in Symbolic Systems at Stanford University.