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ABOUT US

Becoming the leading technology provider of educational tools that prepare generations for the jobs of the future

TEAM

Bryan Talebi

CO-FOUNDER, CEO


Bryan has been in leadership, sales management, and sales training for fifteen years. Started his career at NASA at age of 16. Recently, he was the Head of Sales at Sols, Vice-President of Sales at Bizzabo, Vice-President of Global Sales and Sales Operations at Vestorly, and Inside Sales Manager at ZocDoc. His specialty is taking early stage companies to profitability.

Barnaby Bienkowski

CO-FOUNDER, VP OF ENGINEERING


Barnaby has over a decade of Silicon Valley expertise. Since receiving his degree in computer science from Rochester Institute of Technology, he has pursued a career in technology systems. Barnaby has worked at Intel as the lead software engineer and product owner for the self driving car unit. In addition to his experience founding a startup, he has knowledge in creating and scaling global software.

Sasha Raskin

CO-FOUNDER, VP OF CONTENT & PARTNERSHIPS


Sasha Raskin spent the past 10 years building careers and narratives for authors as a literary agent. Most recently, she worked at UTA, one of the biggest talent agencies in the world. She has represented dozens of national and international bestsellers and worked with authors ranging from neuroscientists to some of the most famous artists in the world to business executives and novelists. She began college at 16 and graduated with Honors from UC Berkeley with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience. She is excited to bring her love of storytelling and community building to the ed tech space

Mikhail Gervits

CO-FOUNDER, HEAD OF DESIGN


A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Mikhail brings with him over 15 years of experience developing digital product and marketing campaigns. Starting his career at RG/A, Mikhail was the creative lead for MTV, Digitas, and Ogilvy while collaborating with brands Nike, Samsung, IBM, and Microsoft.

Dan Bersak

TECHNOLOGY


Dan's multiple degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, and mechanical engineering from M.I.T. and Yale bring a strong technical expertise to Ahura's product development team. His fifteen year career includes such positions as CTO of HuddleUp, CTO of Fusar Technologies, CTO of American Unmanned Systems, and Director of Advanced Technology at Sols. He has deep knowledge in media, robotics, consumer electronics, and startups.

Sofia Trexler

BUSINESS ANALYST


Sofia is a recent graduate from Ohio University, majoring in International Business and Entrepreneurship. She has consulted for several international companies to foster sustainable growth and capitalize on emerging technologies. Sofia will be performing market research as well as analyzing business requirements and processes

Stella

CHIEF NAP OFFICER


Stella Talebaby is the newest member of the Ahura team! She is a Pomski puppy, who has become the company mascot. Stella is taking her current position as Chief Nap Officer very seriously and doing a stellar job!

ADVISERS

Dr. Parissa Ballard

Stanford Doctorate in Developmental & Psychological Sciences.
Assistant Professor at Wake Forest School of Medicine

Dr. Hee Jin Bang

Masters in Education, Human Development, and Psychology from Harvard University
Ph.D. in Education from NYU

Daniel Boyce

Partner & VP of Marketing + Services - Digimatiq Marketing
Board Member of American Marketing Association
Masters In Business Administration

Andy Russell

Co-founder of Empact
Digital media, ad tech, marketing tech, and data science innovator
Founder & Chairman of Trigger Media, InsideHook, and Fevo

Nadya Higgins

Executive Director of the Massachusetts Elementary School Principles Association

Dr. Ned Gandevani

Harvard University Professor
Program Chair for MSF and RMI at NECB
CEO of NMG Capital Group

AHURA AI is launching in Q2 2019

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