Puya has a strong passion for building innovative products and constantly seeks opportunities to ameliorate the status quo. His fascination with computing blossomed from a young age. By the age of 12, Puya had created his own computer games that he would play with his friends and had gotten a job as a web designer for a wholesale printer-toner company. In high-school, he launched and grew a free web hosting network to 50,000 users and later sold his network. Puya loves challenges and competition. He decided to graduate early from high-school, and was also part of his high-school’s physics team that won first place in UBC’s Physics Olympics competition. While in university, Puya has helped teach undergraduate computer science courses at UBC ranging from first to third year-level courses. Today, he has a variety of venture experience such as building an online learning platform to creating YouTube annotation software. He has also built industry software at places such as Amazon and the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics. What drives Puya is the incredible satisfaction of seeing products he has created in other people’s hands.