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Alumni spotlight: Mohammed A. and Mohammed M. Mahdi

Brothers Mohammed A. and Mohammed M. Mahdi are founders and co-owners of The Mad Optimist, an Indiana-based company that makes customized soap, shampoo, and other body care products. They devised a way to make vegan soap that’s ready for immediate use, unlike other natural soaps that require time to cure. When The Mad Optimist team pitched their product on the Season 11 finale of ABC’s Shark Tank, they landed an investment from IU alumnus and billionaire Mark Cuban.