Essam (Sam) Abadir

CEO, Aspire Ventures

Essam is an inventor, investor, and international expert in technology foundational to the Internet of Things (IoT). His passion lies in applying technology toward basic human needs. An MIT graduate and IP attorney, he founded several of the earliest and fastest-growing technologies and companies in digital advertising, cloud storage, video on demand, music streaming, and mobile app platforms—most recently Appmobi, which exited its tools division to Intel in 2013.