A certificate means something. Every company should offer one.

Our platform makes the assessment and certification process ten times better for companies and their employees, partners and customers. Certify more candidates, in more places, faster, for 50% less than ever before possible.

About Rosalyn

Our Mission

We believe in merit.  We believe that you can test for it. Testing must be fair and accurate, unobscured by technicalities, procedural hoops, personal feelings or cognitive bias.  A degree from a fancy school may also show merit, but most global citizens will never get the chance to earn one. Everyone should have a shot at proving their bona fides no matter who they are or where they are from.

The world needs this. Elearning is ascendent and certification is fast on its heels. Our world is built on countless, ever-changing layers of technology and process. A degree may prove your general problem-solving skills but doesn’t show your mastery of the specific domain of knowledge that’s most valuable right now.  Employers, partners and customers crave assurances that people have the skills and ability needed to do their jobs. Professional and technical certifications answer that need. Rosalyn’s mission is to help companies and organizations to scale up their certification programs fast. We help them reach more candidates in more places, so that everyone can be judged fairly on merit and realize their human potential.

Our integrated testing and certification platform is our mission made manifest.  Rosalyn’s platform allows companies to scale their training and certification programs to deliver maximum value to all of their stakeholders. We remove the barriers for candidates to get a fair assessment of their skills. We help ensure partners have the right skill sets on their teams. And customers and hiring managers can be confident that they are getting the best people for the job.

We imagine a world where every company and organization can create and deliver a certification to recognize the knowledge and expertise of their partners, clients and users.

Team

Noorullah Akbari

Founder and CEO

A three-time entrepreneur, Noor knows access to technology can transform one’s life. Growing up poor in Afghanistan during the civil war, the catalyst for his own transformation was a computer his mother gave him. He’d wanted a VCR, but his mom was convinced that computers  were the wave of the future. His experience with that first computer led Noor to found Afghanistan's first digital printing shop. Using the only available software, Microsoft PowerPoint far beyond its capabilities, Noor’s company created magazines, newspapers and marketing collateral better and faster than had ever been possible. A year after founding it, Noor sold the company to a government-backed enterprise for 60 million afghanis. 

Following stints as a translator and political advisor for the US military in Afghanistan, Noor emigrated to the US.  He has since built companies focused on language assessment for the US Department of Defense and international clients. From this experience directing massively scaled, high-stakes language assessment and certification, Noor developed a vision of how artificial intelligence could improve the process exponentially.  Expanding beyond language assessment to a general credentialing solution, Noor partnered with pioneering product manager Aaron Dodds and prolific machine-learning data scientist Martin Jakobsson to bring Rosalyn’s end-to-end assessment and certification platform to life.

Martin Jakobsson

CTO

Martin’s passion is to use technology to bring economic and educational opportunity to millions of people globally. For a decade before Rosalyn.ai, Martin led research and development projects in image processing, computer vision and AI at startups and leading international projects (with several acquisition exits). Martin holds several patents and software he has written has shipped in over a billion devices worldwide. His expertise in commercializing products employing multiple applications of artificial intelligence such as computer vision, behavior analysis, text mining, and automatic scoring informs the architecture and engineering of Rosalyn’s AI-enabled end-to-end assessment and certification solution. Martin holds an MS in Computer Science and Engineering from Lund University, Sweden and UIUC and shares his time between Sweden, Ireland and the San Francisco Bay Area. He is an avid distance runner and outdoorsman.

Aaron Dodds

Chief Product Officer

Aaron’s career has been about empowering people to reach their potential by increasing access to knowledge.  Early work in the education technology business at Apple lead to product management leadership roles in educational technology (edtech) company, Pearson. Subsequent leadership roles in edtech startups and high-profile international projects covered the range of learning management systems, instructor evaluation and immersive educational gaming. At the non-profit Public Library of Science, Aaron leads product management to further the  organization's global mission to accelerate scientific research.. At Rosalyn, Aaron is applying his full-spectrum product management leadership to what will likely be the largest learning segment of all, global technical and professional certification. Aaron also serves on the board of EdRefuge matching refugees with volunteer tutors around the world.

Schedule a Demo

Consult with our team to find out how Rosalyn can help you scale your certification program globally. With a million assessments under our belts and deep experience in high-stakes certification, we’re eager to learn about your program and share our insights on how to make it grow.