Iba Masood founded her first startup, Gradberry at 22 as a fresh college graduate in the United Arab Emirates. The initial goal was to connect recent grads in the Middle East to employers. Now, she and her team have transitioned Gradberry into TARA, which is an Artificial Intelligence platform for recruitment and project management. Iba will be giving a Founder Talk at Pioneer Summit and we’re excited to hear about the challenges she overcame founding a startup in the Middle East and her interest in “software eating the world.”
Iba was part of the Y Combinator Winter 2015 class and is a past winner of the MIT Global Business Plan competition, 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, and she’s the youngest person ever to receive a Cartier Women’s Initiative Award. She has a degree in finance from the American University of Sharjah.
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