CO-FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN

Shahin Hedayat

Shahin has a passion for high tech entrepreneurship addressing complex problems through collective human ingenuity. Shahin Co-founded Centillium Communication (IPO), Beceem Communication (acquired), Enverv (acquired), Apixio (currently operating) and served various roles as President, CEO, Chairman having raised over $200 million and generated over $4 billion of shareholder value.

CEO AND CO-FOUNDER

Dr. Amir Zarkesh

Amir is the CEO and Co-founder of Polyup. Before Polyup, he co-founded Bluechip Systems and Crunch. Prior to that, he co-founded 3Plus1 Technology (acquired by a Private Equity), co-founded Transcendent Design (acquired by Mentor Graphics), and was a principal at Quad Design (acquired by Synopsys). Amir was the co-founder and the President of iBRIDGES a non-profit organization empowering young entrepreneurs. Amir received the Teaching Excellence Award for teaching Math and Physics at UCLA. Amir received his PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics, MS in EE, and MS in Physics at UCLA.

CHIEF LEARNING OFFICER AND CO-FOUNDER

Prof. Yahya Tabesh

In Yahya’s background we can see a visiting professor at Stanford University, a distinguished faculty of the Sharif University of Technology. He also served as the chairman of the department of Mathematical Sciences at Sharif for several years. Dr. Tabesh was also director of Math and Computer Olympiads in Iran. He won the Erdős international award in 2010 for his sustained and distinguished contribution to the enrichment of math education.

Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder

Zohre Elahian

She is currently on the board of Partners for Sustainable Development (a local NGO in Palestine), Gooru learning, Gaza Sky Geeks and Iranian American women Foundation.

Legal Counsel

Erik Edwards