Asif is an Investor at Gradient Ventures. Prior to Gradient, Asif worked in Technology Mergers & Acquisitions at Lazard Frères & Co. He advised leading technology majors including Google and IBM on strategic assessments and acquisitions, as well as earlier stage companies such as Episerver on strategic alternatives, financings and sale processes. During his tenure, he participated in 14 transactions totaling $100+ billion of aggregate deal value.
Prior to Lazard, Asif co-founded Evolutionary Technologies, where he provided predictive analytics software serving clients in education and real estate. Earlier, he was a software developer at IBM focused on cloud services products including Tivoli and WebSphere. Asif graduated with a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of Texas and M.S. in Finance from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.