SocialTrendly is a team of founders, engineers and industry professionals with an aligned
interest around contextualizing the world's ever increasing treasure trove of data.
Wasim Khaled - CEO
Wasim is the Co-founder and CEO of SocialTrendly.
A serial entrepreneur, Wasim started his first company focusing on live streaming video and online advertising while studying computer science and graphic design at the University of Rochester. After graduating Wasim founded LuxMobile Group, a product marketing and manufacturing firm where he grew the company over 1000% in one year, landing at #19 for Consumer Products on the Inc. 500’s Fastest Growing Companies in America and earned the distinction of Inc. 500’s Asian Entrepreneur of the Year.
At LuxMobile, Wasim grew sales to $5M within one year of launching and created a 30 country distribution network in 10 months and established offices in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Wasim has founded a number of companies over the last 15 years in a variety of spaces including Information Technology, Fashion, Luxury and Manufacturing. Clients and partnerships established by Wasim included Apple, Target, Best Buy, Universal Records, Interscope Records, Lady Gaga, Bloomberg, SONY, Nintendo, L'Oreal, Patron, T-Mobile, Verizon, Blackberry, AT&T, The Superbowl, The Emmys, The Oscars and over 100 A-List Celebrities.
In 2013, Wasim founded SocialTrendly with Naushad UzZaman to create innovative artificial intelligence driven social analytics products.
Dr. naushad uzzaman - CTO
Naushad is the Co-founder and CTO of SocialTrendly. Naushad attended University of Rochester, where he received his Masters and PhD degrees and prior to that received the Vice Chancellor's Gold Medal during his undergraduate studies at BRAC University. Naushad has an extensive academic and industrial background representing innovative accomplishments in the area of Artificial Intelligence. He authored more than twenty five scientific papers and worked in the research divisions of renowned companies such as Microsoft, Yahoo! Research, Nuance and Bosch.
Naushad’s key areas of focus are in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analysis, Data Mining, Natural Language Processing/Understanding, Social Media Text Analysis, Information Extraction, Temporal Information Processing, Dialog Assistant, and Medical NLP.
Naushad participated at the IBM Watson Hackathon in NYC with a SocialTrendly idea and won first place. In his spare time Naushad enjoys traveling and photography.
brent granado - Advisor
Brent Granado is an entrepreneur, accomplished executive and strategic advisor with a successful history in venture capital and M&A transactions. Brent is a General Partner at Accelerate IT Ventures Fund. Brent has successfully demonstrated his innate ability to assist companies by strategically leveraging the greatest value out of their intellectual property and capital.
Having held titles including Managing Director, COO and SVP Corporate Development, Brent has served as a trusted executive and advisor to a variety of companies in industries ranging from technology, healthcare-IT, finance, social media and consumer products. As an executive, private equity Managing Director, General Partner, attorney and management consultant, Brent has spent his career working with startups, growth equity and middle market stage companies. With an extensive knowledge in global markets, he has played an instrumental role in countless M&A transactions and venture investments worldwide.
Dr. terry guaditis - ADVISOR
Dr. Terry Gudaitis founded Mindstar Security & Profiling in 2013. Prior to forming her own firm, Terry was the Vice President and Cyber Intelligence Director at Cyveillance, responsible for operations and management of the security/intelligence delivery organization. Before joining Cyveillance, Terry also held senior positions at SAIC, Psynapse Technologies LLC and Global Integrity Corporation. Before focusing on the commercial sector, Terry was an operations officer and behavioral profiler at the Central Intelligence Agency (Counter Terrorist Center).
In addition to her corporate related work, Terry is on the Board of MetaIntell, has served on the United States Secret Service Advisory Board; trained investigators at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and regularly presents at national and international conferences.
Terry holds holds a Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Binghamton, a Master’s Degree and PhD in Forensic Psychology from University of Florida.