Ang Nayyar

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Ang Nayyar
BornAngad Nayyar
1994 (age 26–27)
Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India
🏳️ Nationality
🏳️ CitizenshipNew Zealand
🎓 Alma materUniversity of Auckland
💼 Occupation
Entrepreneur, Artist
🌐 Websitemrgeometric.com

Angad Nayyar, originally from India, is a New Zealand entrepreneur and artist.[1]

Career[edit]

Entrepreneurship[edit]

Nayyar co-founded StrutFit in 2016 together with three software engineers.[2] The company developed a software platform which lets users scan their feet with their phones to get personalized measurements for online shoe shopping.[3][4]

Artist[edit]

Nayyar is an artist known professionally as MrGeometric. His works are known for using human forms and geometric shapes.[5] In 2019, MrGeometric colaborated with Ikonick to work with the estates of Marilyn Monroe, Muhammad Ali, and Elvis Presley.[6]

In 2020, MrGeometric hosted an interactive art exhibition called Symbolically Kiwi. This exhibition showcased large interactive artworks featuring prominent New Zealanders: Helen Clark, Kane Williamson, Michelle Dickinson, Nick Mowbray, JessB, Joseph Parker, Kirsten Dodgen, Peter Beck, Ranjna Patel, and Joe Daymond.[7]

Awards[edit]

Nayyar was named in the Asia New Zealand Foundation's 25 to Watch in October 2019.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Nayyar studied Software Engineering at the University of Auckland.[9]

References[edit]

  1. "Entrepreneur and Artist merges worlds with new exhibition". University of Auckland Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  2. Williams, Shani (22 September 2017). "App measures shoppers feet to see if the shoe fits". Stuff (website). Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  3. Junn, Jihee (11 April 2019). "What's my size? How StrutFit is taking the guesswork out of buying shoes online". The Spinoff. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  4. "Running This NZ Tech Start-Up Takes Self-Belief and Mum's Indian Cooking". Vice Media. 12 September 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  5. "Symbolically Kiwi with Ang Nayyar". Kea New Zealand. 2020-09-14. Retrieved 2021-04-27.
  6. Nacelle. "MrGeometric". Ikonick. Retrieved 2021-01-22. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. Seabrook-Suckling, Lee (9 September 2020). "Asian Kiwis feature in exhibition Symbolically Kiwi". Asia Media Centre. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  8. Inoue-Palmer, Rebecca (17 October 2019). "Youth take the lead on New Zealand-Asia relations". Asia Media Centre. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  9. "Ang Nayyar - The University of Auckland". www.auckland.ac.nz. Retrieved 2021-01-22. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)


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