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.