Salim Ismail

RenTechnology Strategist, Software Engineer & Entrepreneur

Salim Ismail has been building disruptive digital companies as a serial entrepreneur since the early 2000s. He is a sought-after strategist and a renowned technology entrepreneur who built and sold his company to Google. Salim founded and led some of the most influential tech companies at the foundation of our digital society.

"If you are not disrupting your business or industry, someone else is."

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  • Exponential Organizations
  • Future of Entrepreneurship
  • Disruptive Convergence
  • Exponential Finance
  • Exponential Medicine


He presents in English.

How he presents

His extensive experience in the global scenario and his leadership skills make Salim Ismail a captivating speaker and sought-after commentator at prestigious conferences around the globe.

Books & Media

  • Exponential Transformation: Evolve your Organisation
  • Exponential Transformation
  • Exponential Organizations

In Detail

Salim led Yahoo!'s internal incubator, Brickhouse, and is an XPRIZE Foundation Board member. Salim also co-founded the Fastrack Institute which harnesses new technologies to solve the most pressing problems faced by cities today. He sits on the Board of Rokk3r, Inc, and is a general partner at its Rokk3r Fuel ExO venture fund where he identifies the next founders of exponential growth companies. He is the best-selling author of Exponential Organizations and his work has been featured in premier media outlets like the New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, WIRED, Vogue, and the BBC.


Salim shares jaw-dropping insight on how companies can leverage technology and strategy to grow 10 times faster than their peers. He turns cutting edge ideas into thriving startups and applies leading-edge thinking to invigorate industries.


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