Mr. Tabreez Verjee is a Co-founder and serves as Partner at Uprising. He also serves as a board member of Kiva Microfunds. Tabreez began his career at Bain & Company and left to co-found a boutique finance company that raised $150 million for innovative media financings and completed landmark deals including a $30M securitization of music royalties for heavy metal band Iron Maiden. He then moved over to the technology and internet space where he helped lead the internet music company Sonique to be the fifth most downloaded application on the Internet in 1999 and was responsible for spearheading its sale for over $70 million. After Sonique, Tabreez co-founded Global Asset Capital which began incubating start-ups and making angel investments and grew over six years into a venture capital firm with $500 million in committed capital and over 40 portfolio companies in the U.S. and Europe.