Co-Founder & CEO
Lifelong student of media and democracy. Co-founder and former CMO of Common Sense Media. Former top marketer and 17th employee at Yahoo. Today, serves on the board of KQED and Institute for the Future; has helped grow over 10 media and technology companies. Harvard MBA, Stanford BA. Mom of 2 teens.
Co-Founder & CTO
Brings deep expertise in consumer applications and data platforms. Co-founder and VP Engineering at Mode Media (formerly Glam) for over 9 years managing over 100 engineers. Former engineering manager at NetObjects. He has generated 5 content management patents sold to Adobe. Georgia Tech BS.
VP Operations & Finance
Seasoned operations and finance professional with areas of expertise that include: transaction banking, investment banking, financial planning and analysis and private equity. Wharton MBA, UC Santa Barbara BA.
VP Partnerships & User Insights
Driven to bring impactful solutions to life as an entrepreneur and design executive focused on education, media and tech. Experience includes CCO and initial team at Alexa Internet, acquired by Amazon, Internet Archive, RaiseMe (1.6M+ students/$2.5B micro-scholarships). Designed for The NYTimes, Apple, HP, others. Harvard Ed.M., Syracuse BFA Media & CG.
Track record of building consumer-facing businesses in a global digital world, managing all aspects of digital and traditional marketing. IMVU, Speck (acquired by Samsonite), Electronic Arts, LeapFrog. Communications leader, garnering industry wide recognition including Advertising Age’s prestigious Marketing 100 Award. UCLA BA.
Sales & BD
Spearheaded partnerships with some of the world’s most well-known brands, such as Microsoft, Nintendo, Best Buy, Sony, Hyundai, and the Walking Dead. As VP of US Content and Product at Future plc, published websites, apps, and magazines including MaximumPC, MacLife, PCGamer, and Official Xbox. Launched TechRadar.com in the U.S., growing to 22m unique monthly users in its first year. MBA in Publishing from City of Westminster University, U.K. Goucher College BA.
Award-winning entertainment and technology junkie. Particular expertise in launching new platforms and developing original media concepts. Worked with and for all the usual tech and media giants — Apple, Yahoo, Microsoft, YouTube, Fox, Paramount, MGM, Viacom — and managed to come out alive.
Lead Platform Engineer
Bachelor in Computer science. Expertise in building applications at web scale for more than 7 years. Developed Mobile advertising platform at Bonzai as a Lead Engineer & Architect.
Proficient in developing
Venkata Raghu Kumar
Fullstack Developer with more than 10 years expertise in a diverse range of technologies in implementing web and mobile apps. Passionate about building smart, beautiful, and scalable applications that are easy to use. Bachelor in Electronics and
Public Media Development:
VP Marketing, Wells Fargo Media sponsorship expert.
Help us realize the vision.
“It’s my dream scenario to have a place where I can trust the sources and know that I can see all different points of view.”
India, Age 16
Soap Public Media is a non-profit (501c3) with a robust platform that supports a vision for bringing trusted sources, clarity and context directly to youth through the Soap app for iOS , Soap on the Web, and Soap's News Literacy Guide & Exercises for journalism, social and media literacy programs in universities & high schools.
With Soap, users get the issues first then they get a broad range of perspectives for every issue — not the noise or personalized bias inherent in “What’s Trending” in social media, or the possible slant of getting all their news from one news service.
The Soap Public Media team is experienced in journalism, education, design and technology. We combine humans with AI to insure the integrity and quality of Soap.
We need your support to realize this vision, improve the behind-the-scenes efforts and the experience of using Soap.