Nabeel S. Qureshi

About me

I’m a software engineer and writer, currently focused on AI, supported by Emergent Ventures. I am also a Visiting Fellow at the Mercatus Center.

I’m interested in almost everything. Here are my favorite movies, books, and some reading lists. Here are some principles I try to keep in mind.

Selected Essays

I send occasional updates via newsletter, including some shorter notes that aren’t listed here.


Twitter: @nabeelqu
Newsletter: Substack

Other projects

I worked with NIH & various universities to create the largest medical dataset in the world for researchers. (Link)

I built Emergent Ventures Winners: Semantic search over every Emergent Ventures grantee. (Github has the data + code).

A fun iPython adventure into amateur computational genomics: Analyzing the SARS-CoV-2 Genome

More about me
  • I live in Brooklyn, New York City.
  • I grew up in England, and I’ve previously lived in SF and DC, as well as a one-year stint in France, and most recently spent a year fully nomadic. 
  • I studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Oxford, specializing in Development Economics, Derek Parfit's philosophy, and the later philosophy of Wittgenstein.
  • I interned at the Bank of England in the summer of ‘08 (!) which was a dramatic introduction to central banking, quantitative easing, and financial crises.
  • Previously, I led various engagements with US federal agencies as an Enterprise Lead at Palantir Technologies, with experience in machine learning in the biosciences, public health during the COVID-19 response, and applied AI in drug discovery. 
  • I was also a founding employee and Vice President of Business Development at GoCardless, a Y Combinator (S11) funded company headquartered in London, now one of Europe’s biggest financial technology unicorns.