Apoorv Agarwal

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Headshot of CEO and Co-Founder Apoorv Agarwal

Apoorv Agarwal

CEO & Founder
Technology, Entrepreneur
New York, NY, USA

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As Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Text IQ, Apoorv drives the strategy, product vision, and technology innovation at one of the fastest-growing technology startups in the US. Under his leadership, Text IQ continues to grow its revenue 100% year-over-year.

With a natural curiosity towards finding ways to use AI to solve organizational and business problems, Apoorv has dedicated a significant part of his early business and academic career to research and development. Today, he works closely with chief executives of highly regulated Fortune 500 companies, helping them implement AI as a tool for risk mitigation and power digital transformation.

Before Text IQ, Apoorv was a member of the IBM Watson core team, where he developed two patents and received the prestigious IBM Ph.D. Fellowship award. Later he earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University.

An expert in artificial intelligence and natural language processing, Apoorv is repeatedly asked to provide his thought leadership perspective. He is often cited in the business press like Forbes, WIRED, Popular Science, and the academic world, where he has been extensively published in some of the top ML and NLP publications. He continues to contribute in this area as both a researcher and a committee member.

Apoorv graduated from Columbia University in New York City with a master’s degree in Computer Science in 2008 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2014.

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