In the fifth episode of Built in Dublin, a video project of Dublin Globe and RTÉ, we introduce the founder of Aylien, Parsa Ghaffari. Parsa founded Aylien six years ago in Iran and after a detour through China, he decided to grow it in Ireland.

He was lured by the great startup visa scheme for foreign entrepreneurs but also discovered a welcoming home, coupled with strong Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence research capabilities in the universities. Along the way, he learned he didn’t have to be based in Silicon Valley to succeed.

Produced by: Irina Dzhambazova

Camera and Editing: Ian Whelan

Additional Camera and Grading: John Hyland

Production Assistant: Conor Hayes and James O'Connor