DANISH DHAMANI - ENTREPRENEUR
Danish Dhamani co-founded ORAI [‘Oral AI] with Drexel University classmates Aasim Sani and Paritosh Gupta in 2017. A Pakistani native who grew up in East Africa, Dhamani was terrified of speaking in classroom presentations and job interviews when he moved to the US. ‘Between corporate clients including Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Comcast and IBM and individuals who pay $10 per month, 5,000 active monthly users record themselves speaking and receive feedback such as how many times they say ‘um’,’ says Forbes. The Philadelphia-based startup has raised $2.3 million in seed funding and expects to become profitable in 2021.