Sumaya Kazi

Kazi is the Founder and CEO of, the social data intelligence company dedicated to connecting you to the people you don't know, but should. Sumazi was selected from more than 1,200 startups around the world to compete as a finalist at the prestigious TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield, where it won the Omidyar Network award for "Startup Most Likely to Change the World". Kazi served as a Senior Social Media Manager at Sun Microsystems, where she was responsible for the global strategy of social media. She was one of the first social media managers to lead social strategy at a Fortune 500 company, and has been recognized by BusinessWeek as one of America's "Best Young Entrepreneurs." Reuters listed her in the "Top 50 Most Influential Executives on the Web" and CNN named her a "Young Person Who Rocks." Sumaya graduated from UC Berkeley and lives in San Francisco, CA.