Our mission is to harness human and machine potential to empower people to live their most meaningful lives.
We believe great things are about to happen between artificial intelligence and humanity...
..where the digital realm becomes a bridge to the real world, not a means to an end. Where businesses understand that time is a precious commodity owned by their users, rather than bleeding it away from them, and technology supports communities in achieving meaningful things in life, for the mutual benefit of all.

Velocity Black was founded on the cusp of this sea-change, a vanguard business working to realise the original promise of technology; to allow people more time to be creative and present in their own worlds.
Meet the leadership team
Zia Yusuf
CEO & Co-Founder

Former Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, one of its youngest in the Securities division in London. Specialised in Automotive, Industrial, Aerospace & Defence companies, and holds a BSc from the London School of Economics.

Alex Macdonald
COO & Co-Founder

Former turnaround CEO for American industrial group AIAC. Successfully  restructured complex $50m+ industrial companies, turning them EBITDA  and cash flow positive by implementing new technology, processes, culture  and renegotiating with all stakeholders.

Ijaz Akram
CTO

Ex Global Engineering Lead for Amazon Prime Video and Founding Member  of the Amazon Prime team. Over 20 years at the highest level in technology. Previously Executive Producer in Xbox Live at  Microsoft, and CTO of Style.com (which successfully exited to Farfetch). 

Stephen Irvine
Head of Product

Former Product Manager at Uber (based in SF & Amsterdam).  He Launched Uber’s business product (Uber for Business), scaled payments and invoicing across EMEA and LATAM and saved millions of dollars in vendor costs through internal optimization.

Our advisors
Eric Ortner
Former Advisor to the 44th President of the United States

Eric was appointed by the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, to serve as Chair of the White House Entertainment Advisory Council

Eric Ortner
Former Advisor to the 44th President of the United States

Eric was appointed by the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, to serve as Chair of the White House Entertainment Advisory Council

Kaveh Atrak
Former Head of American Express Travel in North & Central Europe, UK

Kaveh enjoyed a 28-year career at American Express, and fulfilled many senior roles,including Head of American Express Travel

Kaveh Atrak
Former Head of American Express Travel in North & Central Europe, UK

Kaveh enjoyed a 28-year career at American Express, and fulfilled many senior roles,including Head of American Express Travel

Jamie Caring
Former Chief Marketing Officer, Soho House

Jamie was Chief Marketing Officer at Soho House, after being Group Commercial Director for several years. Prior to that he was SVP, Talent & Music

Jamie Caring
Former Chief Marketing Officer, Soho House

Jamie was Chief Marketing Officer at Soho House, after being Group Commercial Director for several years. Prior to that he was SVP, Talent & Music

Andy Yee
Director of Public Policy & Government Relations for China

He is also Co-Chair of the Payments Committee at the FinTech Association of Hong Kong, a Research Fellow at the UCL Centre

Andy Yee
Director of Public Policy & Government Relations for China

He is also Co-Chair of the Payments Committee at the FinTech Association of Hong Kong, a Research Fellow at the UCL Centre

Dr. Stefan Beyer
Director of Research & Development at S2 Grupo

Stefan is a PhD in computer science, with a focus on cyber security, distributed computing, blockchain architecture and smart contracts. He has led numerous international research

Dr. Stefan Beyer
Director of Research & Development at S2 Grupo

Stefan is a PhD in computer science, with a focus on cyber security, distributed computing, blockchain architecture and smart contracts. He has led numerous international research

Dr. Theodosis Mourouzis
Former Systems Analystics Expert at Lloyds Banking Group and Cryptology Consultant for UK Centre for Defence Enterprise.

Dr Theodosis (Theo) Mourouzis is a leading cryptologist and information security expert. He is a member of the Royal Statistical

Dr. Theodosis Mourouzis
Former Systems Analystics Expert at Lloyds Banking Group and Cryptology Consultant for UK Centre for Defence Enterprise.

Dr Theodosis (Theo) Mourouzis is a leading cryptologist and information security expert. He is a member of the Royal Statistical

Dr. Stylianos Kampakis
YTILI FELLOW, US Department of State, Research Fellow at UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

Stylianos is a leading Data scientist, AI and Blockchain expert. He is a member of the Royal Statistical Society, the UCL Blockchain Centre

Dr. Stylianos Kampakis
YTILI FELLOW, US Department of State, Research Fellow at UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

Stylianos is a leading Data scientist, AI and Blockchain expert. He is a member of the Royal Statistical Society, the UCL Blockchain Centre

Vitaliy Gubskyy
Senior Advisor

Technology entrepreneur with over 20 European/US technology investments including Velocity Mobile (founding investor), Simba Sleep, eMoov, Harri, First Minute Capital and Knotel. Advising CEOs of various technology and cryptocurrency

Vitaliy Gubskyy
Senior Advisor

Technology entrepreneur with over 20 European/US technology investments including Velocity Mobile (founding investor), Simba Sleep, eMoov, Harri, First Minute Capital and Knotel. Advising CEOs of various technology and cryptocurrency

Our Investors
We are one of the world’s fastest growing venture-backed technology companies, and are proud to have attracted outstanding investors such as DIG Investment, Barry Sternlicht - founder of Starwood Hotels - and Spark Capital. They offer us more than just capital, but expertise, connectivity and wisdom to help us deliver our customers their best lives in the digital age.

Velocity is a member of the 2018 Forbes Technology Council, a member of the United Kingdom DIT GREAT Campaign, and the LEAP 100.
Sci-fi like technology
In an era of easily-available luxury, the greatest luxury, the precious asset of greatest scarcity, is time. In a relentless world, we yearn to create space for the moments, experiences and people that feed our souls. Lift our spirits. Life is made up of the experiences we have with the people that matter. Velocity was founded on this principle. We build products to liberate people to be the people they want to be. To live a meaningful life, full of moments that matter, unburdened by the ones that don’t.
Our Technology
Talking to Velocity Black is the fastest, most convenient, advanced way to get the most out of life. We are building one of the world’s most powerful recommendation and transaction machines, and the first to target multiple verticals in the premium segment. It’s always with you. On your phone, in your car, on your watch. 24/7/365. Get recommendations, book travel, dining, concerts, or trips to fly fighter jets or swim with orca whales. From Coachella to Burning Man. From Rwandan Gorilla Treks to The Northern Lights. Everything is tailored to you, and your tastes. From the temperature in your hotel room to your favourite seat. You’ll never need to pull out a card, or spell your name out. No more phone calls, or hold music. Just living and maximising every minute of your life. The more you use it, the better it knows you. Our technology brings the best life has to offer you to your fingertips.
Our Human Experts
Our offices are in 4 countries and are our team originate from all over the world. They are masters of their domains, and passionate about delivering superlative service. They have helped deliver moments of magic for our members in over 60 countries across the globe and counting.
Our Offices
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London
25 Old Burlington Street, London, W1S 3AN
New York
6 St Johns Ln, New York, NY 10013
Los Angeles
1645 Vine Street #1008 Los Angeles, CA 90028