Kian Katanforoosh

CEO & Founder


Kian Katanforoosh is the CEO and cofounder of, the AI skills readiness platform helping enterprises accelerate their transformation in frontier skills. The company uses AI to help organizations and their employees understand what skills they have today and how to close their gaps to build the future. Through continual skills assessments, clients unlock the precise skills data needed to drive innovation and talent strategies across upskilling, talent mobility, and coaching & mentoring. Workera has raised over $45 million and serve clients across industries. Kian is also a Lecturer of Computer Science at Stanford University, where he teaches one of the university’s most popular classes: Deep Learning, and a recipient of the university’s highest teaching award. He is a founding member of DeepLearning.AI.