Welcome to our part of the world. We are a highly distributed international team of overachievers and weirdos. We never take the easy way out, mainly because we let societal impact drive our strategic decisions. And while ‘making the world better’ sounds like such a cliché, we try to do that – one happy scientist at a time.
Iris.ai was founded at Singularity University at NASA Ames Research park summer 2015. Challenged to come up with an idea that would positively impact the lives of 1 billion people, the team was formed and problem areas were explored. We soon found a common frustration with the access to and passion for the value of scientific knowledge, and as such Iris.ai – named after the Greek messenger goddess, bringing messages from the gods to the people – was born.
Per early 2018 we’ve become a team of 20 driven, smart and passionate people (if we may say so ourselves) – we are also all a little eclectic and really geeky.
We speak at least 14 languages fluently, live in 9 different countries and count more than 40% women.
… and yes, we can count, but the picture below was taken at the last full team get-together when we were substantially fewer than 20 people.