Podcast Series

TARA’s co-founder, Iba Masood goes deep with Aaron Watson in Pittsburgh during the 2017 Thrival Innovation Festival. Listen to their conversation on artificial intelligence and the future of work. And tune in for insights on how to build a startup when you don’t have the pedigree and resources.

 

Iba Masood goes Deep with Aaron Watson

Iba’s own struggles in the software industry was what ultimately motivated her to launch Gradberry Inc. Gradberry was later rebranded as TARA.ai with her co-founder, Syed Ahmed. The initial goal was to connect recent grads in the Middle East to employers.Iba and her team have now evolved TARA into an Artificial Intelligence platform for recruitment and project management.

Iba was part of the Y Combinator Winter 2015 class and is a past winner of the MIT Global Business Plan competition. She was also a finalist of MassChallenge and recipient of the Arabian Business “Young Achiever of the Year” award. Gulf Business named Iba one of the 30 most influential individuals under the age of 30 in the Middle East. Iba is the youngest person ever to receive a Cartier Women’s Initiative Award.