Kabir has spent his career building on the foundation of Informatics to create companies where data and people’s use of data intersect. This has led to nearly 20 years of product conception, design, and leading teams to develop world-class software that solves hard and valuable problems for many of the world’s largest companies. Areas of interest include product design, user experience, database design, entity resolution, information architecture, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. This work has inspired more than 10 US patents.
Kabir is a lifelong student of Business, with vast experience in developing business plans, new business models, and developing the strategy for multiple software businesses and lines of business. He has guided the development of a number of financial models and constructed the financial underpinnings of businesses that today generate nearly $500M of annual recurring revenue.
Since founding his first company at age 24, Kabir has raised over $200M in venture capital and created billions in enterprise value. Appature, founded in 2007, innovated in the space of data-driven marketing automation, allowing the world’s most recognized healthcare companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic, to use data to better reach their end customers. The company was acquired by IMS Health (NYSE: IQV) where Kabir went on to lead the commercial software business for the company. During his tenure, this business became the fastest-growing part of IMS Health and served as a cornerstone for its successful IPO in which he helped raise $1.5B.
Amperity, founded in 2016, has developed the world’s first commercially viable probabilistic database, with the collaboration of UW’s Dr. Dan Suciu. This technology now has 9 patents awarded by the US PTO and 5 additional pending. The company’s core business is in enabling consumer brands such as The Home Depot, Alaska Airlines, and Patagonia to develop and maintain a unified view of their customer. This technology drives the data pipeline for marketing, customer analytics, customer service, and finance at more than 400 brands worldwide today. Under Kabir’s leadership, the company was conceived, launched, and grew to more than $1B of enterprise value in just 5 years.
Kabir has experience at all stages of a company’s lifecycle: bootstrap, venture capital, M&A, and IPO. He has been involved on the buy-side or sell-side of nearly a dozen transactions, and is an investor in several dozen companies directly, and indirectly through a number of fund investments. He now spends his time supporting entrepreneurship through Amp It Up Ventures, which incubates new companies and supports high-growth software businesses.
- Advanced Management Executive Program, Northwestern University, 2011
- BS, Informatics, University of Washington, 2004
- Entrepreneurship Award - Goldman Sachs, 2019-2021
- Best CEO - Comparably, 2021
- Young Entrepreneur of the Year - U.S. Small Business Administration, 2012
- 40 under 40 Honoree - Puget Sound Business Journal, 2011
- Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs - BusinessWeek, 2009
- Young Presidents Organization (YPO)