Nabeel S. Qureshi

About me

I’m on sabbatical (supported by Emergent Ventures). 

Previously, I led work in science (ML for drug discovery), public health (US COVID response), and AI with major US federal agencies at Palantir. I was also a founding employee at GoCardless (YC S11), now one of Europe’s biggest FinTech unicorns.

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.

Twitter: @nabeelqu
Newsletter: Substack 


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

Other miscellaneous stuff

I co-authored a bunch of papers as part of my work with NIH creating the largest medical dataset in the world. Link for researchers.

Older projects

  • Salinger - A blog engine, written in Ruby
  • Kill Twitter - A simple Chrome extension that turns off the Twitter newsfeed
  • Carmack - A Mac OS X productivity/time-tracking app

iPython Notebooks

More about me
  • I usually live in NYC, but I’m travelling nowadays.
  • I grew up in England, and I’ve previously lived in SF and DC, as well as a one-year stint in France. 
  • I studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Oxford, where I got to indulge my obsession with the later philosophy of Wittgenstein, and learn from Derek Parfit.
  • 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.