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.
Passionate about editorial and marketing excellence. Years of practical hands-on experience developing teams, selling big new ideas and large media packages, improving internal processes, and refining everything from 100 year-old magazines to brand-new mobile apps. INSEAD MBA, Princeton BA.
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.
Creative professional with a diverse range of expertise and proven experience in mentoring and leading creative teams. Avid enthusiast of not being one thing only.
Driven to bring impactful ideas to life as an entrepreneur and design executive focused on education, media and technology. Experience includes CCO and initial team member at Alexa Internet, acquired by Amazon, and RaiseMe, where 1 million+ students have earned Micro Scholarships for their achievements in high school. Former designer at the NYTimes. Designed for Apple and the Internet Archive. Harvard Ed.M., Syracuse BFA Media & CG.
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.
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.
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