About Nadeem

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Here's a little something about me.

Hello! my name is Nadeem Kassam. Thanks for visiting my site - be sure to say HI, if we've met somewhere and you're stopping by to see what I'm all about. I hope I've inspired you to have a good time in life, or maybe you just really like my site? Either way, I feed on great energy so chances are that I probably benefited more from meeting you, than you from me.

I am an entrepreneur, a lover of life and its adventures. Much of my career has been driven by my passion for the entertainment and healthcare industries - especially about all things that merge the two. The intersection of entertainment and healthcare. I firmly believe that, through this merger, lies lasting wellness.

I spent the last 8 years living in Vancouver B.C., which I absolutely love, and continue to call home. I worked (and always will work) at Zynik Capital Corp with my dad and brother and our awesome team. We focus on special situations, distressed assets and (of course) awesome start-ups. We have done some amazing deals that make incredible stories and profits. We've also had some losses - those make for great learning experiences. We are passionate about great entrepreneurs and management teams - we demand nothing less for our awesome portfolio companies. I founded BASIS Science, the better part of a decade ago, and closed a Series A financing in March 2011, and now I live and spend most of my time in San Francisco learning from my amazing team.

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I am passionate about the offline Social Experience. I have spent many years studying and practicing the art and science of socialization and learned that it is a skill that almost anyone can master. From acting coaching, improv comedy, clicker training, NLP and cognitive behavioural science all the way to yoga, meditation and breathing; I have studied and practiced. I find great joy in teaching as I only continue to learn everyday from all the amazing people in my life and of course those that I am yet to meet. We are on a quest to eliminate the pain of Social Anxiety. I co-founded Social Fluency 5 years ago.

Life is about having fun and being silly. Dancing blindly. The sunshine with a good dose of rain. I want to make a mark on the world by helping people to enhance their lifestyles through physical, social and mental play. I want to leave a legacy in a thriving family business and hope to spend billions one day soon doing incredibly large philanthropic gestures.

Growing up in Africa with a love for the drumbeat and a wild nature, I am a host at heart, (my mother raised me well) and an entrepreneur by nature (my father inspired me early). Thank you for visiting my site. Check out my current projects and take advantage of all it has to offer, I am proud of each project and would always love to collaborate with great people to further the cause.

God bless, Jah Unite, Allah Protect and let your hearts guide you...
One Love!
Nadeem Kassam

Recent Projects

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Here's some projects that I'm currently working on.

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  • Zynik Capital

  • Founded in 1983, Zynik Capital Corp. is a private equity firm which has completed transactions that now represent over $3 Billion in assets.

    Zynik combines global vision with local insight, working alongside top-tier management teams in portfolio companies.

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  • Basis

  • Only Basis gives you a complete overview of your day, and puts the tools to boost your health and wellness right at hand. Track your calories, activity, and sleep to make every day your best day.

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  • Social Fluency

  • Social Fluency teaches the art and science of skills based communication. Advanced social skills are the number one factor in attracting the right opportunities, both professionally and personally. If you would like my referral for a discount on courses for you or your business just drop me a note.

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  • Future of Health Now

  • 25+ of the world's greatest scientists, doctors, and celebrity thought leaders in health and wellness come together for one full week of free science-based consumer education.

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  • Citizen Grim

  • Citizen Grim is a flagship game hitting the Facebook platform early this year. This game is sure to dominate the midcore market and scale incredibly quickly. If you would like to request private beta access please drop me a note.

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  • Etuve

  • Etuve brings a chef's eye for detail and a connoisseurs palate to the world of commercial sous-vide cooking.

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  • BioBeats

  • Biobeats is committed to the future of adaptive media. Biobeats AudioLab is experimenting with technology that reacts to our emotional and physiological states.

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  • MainFrame

  • Coming soon...

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  • Pescadero

  • The Pescadero Project fuses an incredible coastal acreage with a sustainable hub for entertainment and agriculture along the cliffs of the scenic 1 Highway in Northern California.

Recent Projects

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Here's some projects that I'm currently working on.

A Proud Member Of

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I'm a proud member of all the organizations you see below.

  • Summit Series

    Summit Series events unite a global collection of artists, entrepreneurs, adctivists, philanthropists and musicians to pursue dialogue and tackle the big issues facing our generation and the world. Summit Series also makes its presence felt by investing in disruptive start-ups that capitalize on new technologies and social activism.

  • Entrepreneurs' Organization

    The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) - for entrepreneurs only is a dynamic, global network of more than 8,000 business owners in 40 countries. Membership in one of EO's 120 chapters is by invitation only; the average member is 41 years old with annual revenues of US$17.3 million.

  • Startup Health

    "Along-term growth program for health & wellness entrepreneurs -- "Healthcare Transformers" -- offering structured curriculum to coach andsupport entrepreneurs through every stage of building a sustainable growth business."

  • Angel Forum

    The BC Angel Forum has been introducing companies to private equity investors since 1997. Technology and non technology pre-screened companies seeking equity financing of $100,000 to $1 million, deliver "live" presentations to pre-screened private & corporate investors. Companies showcase their products & services during networking breaks and closing wine reception.

  • Start It Up

    The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures.

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TEDx Talk

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TEDx Facets Interview

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SVB CEO Summit West 2012

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Health Tracker Maker's New Fans Include Deepak Chopra

The Wall Street Journal

March 6, 2013

There are lots of companies selling gizmos to track users' physical activity. Basis Science hopes to distinguish itself with $11.5 million in new funding, and the support of author Deepak Chopra.

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Basic Science raises $11.5M and nabs Deepak Chopra and...

Venture Beat

March 6, 2013

Basis Science is announcing today it has raised $11.5 million in a round of funding for its wrist-based health tracker. The company launched the Basis website and health-tracking system in December and has been shipping units feverishly in an attempt to...

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Basis Lands $11.5M, Adds Esther Dyson & Deepak Chopra...

Tech Crunch

March 6, 2013

Back in November, Basis officially took on Jawbone, Nike, Fitbit and the fast-expanding cohort of startups developing health tracking devices, releasing its long-awaited health-monitoring wristwatch.

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