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Apoorv Agarwal: Entrepreneur and Professor, Engineering

Apoorv is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University teaching a course on building start-ups. Prior to that, he co-founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Text IQ, a Top 100 AI company whose products are used by some of the world’s largest enterprises and organizations.  In May 2021, Apoorv secured a successful exit by selling Text IQ to Relativity, the leading data platform for all legal and compliance needs. By joining hands with Relativity, Apoorv and his team at Text IQ  are excited to realize their shared vision of helping customers organize their data, discover the truth, and act on it.

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. During his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Columbia University, he developed the socio-linguistic hypergraph (SLH), which eventually became the core technology behind Text IQ’s products. 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.