Waleed currently heads a technology innovation lab, VirtualForce.io, that incubates next generation digital products and technologies. He is aimed at solving complex business problems through deep tech and digital transformation in areas like Healthcare, CleanTech, FinTech and Blockchain.
In the past, he led the design and engineering at an Ad-Tech company (Freewheel Media), which was acquired by Comcast for $350M.
Having a knack for creativity and innovation, Waleed came to USA as a graduate student studying electrical engineering and computer science on a Fulbright Scholarship. He landed his first gig at Bell Labs where he worked with their wireless team to enhance the WiFi 802.11 standard. His interest in applied engineering landed him into several engagement on high-stake and mission-critical technology architecture projects.
After working on a handful of ventures, he now spends a lot of time mentoring students and startups around design thinking, product engineering and venture building
Waleed has an MBA from Yale University, MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of Michigan Ann Arbor, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore.