Naeem Zafar

Naeem Zafar has been teaching at the University of California Berkeley since 2005.  He is a lecturer and Industry Fellow at the Center of Entrepreneurship and Technology. He is also the Professor of the Practice at Brown University. He teaches courses in Entrepreneurship, Technology Strategy, Innovation and New Venture Finance at Brown and Berkeley.  

Naeem is also a serial entrepreneur and currently the co-founder and CEO of TeleSense, a company creating solutions in the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) space.  Previously he co-founded and served as the CEO of Bitzer Mobile, an enterprise security and mobility company that was acquired by Oracle in November 2013.

Until 2007, Naeem was the president and CEO of Pyxis Technology Inc., a company specializing in advanced chip design software for nanometer technology. Naeem has also been president and CEO of two other high tech startups (Silicon Design Systems and Veridicom, a Bell Labs spin-off that invented the silicon fingerprint sensors today found on most laptops). Naeem has held senior marketing and engineering positions at several companies including Quickturn Design Systems that had an IPO in 1993 and grew to $125M in revenues.

Naeem has authored five books on entrepreneurship on topics ranging from conducting market research to seeking the right funding to successful ways to start a business. He also founded Startup-Advisor, a company focused on educating and advising entrepreneurs on all aspects of starting and running a business.

Naeem Zafar has been teaching at the University of California Berkeley since 2005.  He is a lecturer and Industry Fellow at the Center of Entrepreneurship and Technology. He is also the Professor of the Practice at Brown University. He teaches courses in Entrepreneurship, Technology Strategy, Innovation and New Venture Finance at Brown and Berkeley.  

Naeem is also a serial entrepreneur and currently the co-founder and CEO of TeleSense, a company creating solutions in the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) space.  Previously he co-founded and served as the CEO of Bitzer Mobile, an enterprise security and mobility company that was acquired by Oracle in November 2013.

Until 2007, Naeem was the president and CEO of Pyxis Technology Inc., a company specializing in advanced chip design software for nanometer technology. Naeem has also been president and CEO of two other high tech startups (Silicon Design Systems and Veridicom, a Bell Labs spin-off that invented the silicon fingerprint sensors today found on most laptops). Naeem has held senior marketing and engineering positions at several companies including Quickturn Design Systems that had an IPO in 1993 and grew to $125M in revenues.

Naeem has authored five books on entrepreneurship on topics ranging from conducting market research to seeking the right funding to successful ways to start a business. He also founded Startup-Advisor, a company focused on educating and advising entrepreneurs on all aspects of starting and running a business.