Shapers Profile:


Rahim Nicolay Ali

Co-founder early stage startup
Early Stage Tech Startup in Silicon Valley
About me:

Rahim is a multi-award winning entrepreneur with a deep passion for using new technology to solve some of the world’s most pressing social problems.

Previously, Ali co-founded Deedly, an online charity thrift store, which was awarded The Best Student Project of the Year by Microsoft in 2013. Later that year Deedly got the opportunity to meet Bill Gates. After the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010, he also co-founded the only text donation system in Norway. The groundbreaking initiative got extensive national media coverage and was recognized by the Minister of International Development, who invited Ali and his co-founder to discuss how we could scale the solution. A scaled version was later launched together with the Minister of International Development and the Secretary General of Red Cross, and text donations have to this date successfully raised close to 15 million dollars to humanitarian causes.

At 19, Ali was headhunted and appointed to be a political adviser for the Cabinet of the City Government in Norway`s second largest city, Bergen. During that time, he was the youngest political adviser ever hired to work for the City Government. He holds a BA in political science from Norway and has also taken a quarter as a visiting student at Stanford University.

Business and Innovation | Entrepreneurship | Social Enterprise | Politics and Public Policy | Human Rights