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Hiraa Khan & Anum Tariq Founders Ansel & Ivy

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson.
We know that there is just something about owning and caring for plants that brings joy to peoples’ lives. Unfortunately, we also know that buying and caring for plants can be a confusing process. That’s why our team set out to create a simple, yet comprehensive online destination for buying, styling, and caring for houseplants. Aside from being slightly plant-obsessed, we’re also passionate about wellness, sustainability, and design. Founders Anum Tariq and Hiraa Khan met as undergraduates at the University of California, Berkeley. Though pursuing different tracks, they became fast friends and ultimately roommates. They’ve been close friends ever since. Prior to co-founding Ansel & Ivy, Hiraa worked at Twitter and Google. She also completed her Masters in Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, where she focused on international development. Anum began her Creative career at Tiny Prints, an e-commerce stationery company. Before co-founding Ansel & Ivy, Anum worked as a freelance fashion illustrator and art director.

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