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Startup West podcast 96: Dr Mehdi Ravanbakhsh, MapIzy and CryptoCrispy

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// // Australia’s number one startup podcast asks… why run one AI data startup when you can run two?

Chris and Steve talk with Dr Mehdi Ravanbakhsh, co-founder of two AI tech startups – the 7-year-old data analytics and AI company MapIzy and the brand-new cryptocurrency platform, CryptoCrispy.

Originally from Iran, with a PhD from the Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany, and 20 years’ experience as an academic, Mehdi moved to Melbourne for his postdoc, then to Perth as an associate professor at the University of Western Australia.

Fascinated by the power of AI, he quit his job to set up MapIzy in 2015, winning contracts with Airbus and Toyota. Once the company was “in a good shape”, he set up CryptoCrispy in 2022, where he aims to improve crypto trading with AI, empowering smarter and easier trading.

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Mehdi Ravanbakhsh

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Produced by Startup News, the Startup West podcast talks with West Australian startups who have been there and done it, or are right here and doing it! Recorded in beautiful Perth, WA.
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