About us

We believe that each of us is unique, so are our learning needs. The ideal learning experience should be designed to fit our life’s pace, with support from advisors and mentors who understand us. We believe that education should prepare us for the real world, and that working on meaningful projects under the guidance of industry experts is one of the best ways to get there.

Our education model, centered around these principles, has launched thousands of students across more than 77 countries into professional success. Our students and mentors have also created lifelong bonds that have proved critical to workplace advancement. And the best part? We’re just getting started.

If you’re a prospective student, we're excited to help you achieve your dreams. If you’re thinking of joining us, we can’t wait to hear your vision for the future of education. If you’re an investor wondering whether you should give us money, we have evidence that education is worth betting on. If you just want to say hi or have questions, email us at hello@springboard.com.

Sneak peek into Springboard life

5000+ All-time students
250+ Mentors
460,000+ Hours of learning logged
77+ Countries our students call home

We believe

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Education is no longer a one-time investment, but is instead a lifelong pursuit.

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The current education system is unprepared to meet the talent demands of the 21st century.

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We learn best by interacting with other humans.

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Continual education gives us an unprecedented opportunity at career mobility.

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Being able to study on one's own time with personalized guidance leads to the best learning outcomes.

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Great mentors can play an invaluable role in finding and developing a fulfilling career.

Here are some principles we live by everyday

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We put our students first

As champions of our mission, we put student success first. And we put the company and the mission ahead of ourselves. Users > Company > Team > Self.

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Open, honest, and constructive

Questions are encouraged as is the respectful expression of dissent, regardless of rank or tenure. We always assume positive intent. We offer timely, honest, and constructive feedback to help each other succeed

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We’re always learning

We believe that the ability to constantly learn and grow is what makes us human. Learning never ends, and we try to view challenges as an opportunity to become better.

Meet the team

Parul Gupta
Co-Founder

Parul is passionate about creating impact through education, technology and policy. Before Springboard, she spent a decade doing cool research and community service in equal measure, and was named by MIT Technology Review India as a Top Innovator under 35.

Fun Fact: Smitten by the Terminator series as a child, she decided to get a graduate degree for Arnold's autograph! (You almost believed it, didn't you?)

Learning Now: Intricacies of Education, and Startups.

Parul Gupta Co-Founder
Gautam Tambay
Co-Founder & CEO

Coming from a family of educators, Gautam is passionate about enabling people to realize their full potential through lifelong learning and mentorship. He is an avid traveler, an outdoors enthusiast, and an amateur mixologist.

Fun Fact: Gautam has slept in a tent on all seven continents.

Learning Now: Improv comedy

Gautam Tambay Co-Founder & CEO
Anders Hoff
Product Design

Anders is a product designer who does everything from user research, design strategy, product design, visual design, illustrations and print. He is always looking for ways to redesign, improve and optimize - and gets super excited when the conversion rates and satisfaction scores increase.

Fun Fact: Backpacked to more than 50 countries, done user research in 10.

Learning Now: Japanese, illustrations.

Anders Hoff Product Design
Anshul Sharma
Engineering

Anshul grew up in New Delhi and honed his chops at 3 e-commerce companies before joining Springboard. If you're interested in distributed/parallel systems, software-design, big data or upcoming storage technologies, you can trust him to find you in a crowded room. Other than this, he spends his free time on TV, Quora and gulping down food he has never tried before.

Fun Fact: Anshul can sleep for more than 24 hours straight

Learning Now: 
Blogging, Cooking, Table tennis :D

Anshul Sharma Engineering
Catherina Leipold
Student Operations

A dual citizen of Germany and the U.S., Catherina is passionate about international education and ways in which technology can be used in responsible and meaningful ways within this area. Catherina strongly believes in lifelong learning, and her steadfast hobbies include photography, travel, and anything active outdoors.

Fun Fact: Catherina loves an adrenaline rush. During a four-month stint in Cape Town, South Africa, she went bungee jumping, skydiving, and shark cage diving.

Learning Now: Rock climbing, pottery, and wilderness first aid

Catherina Leipold Student Operations
Chris Giuffré
Student Operations

A Northern California native, Chris has a genuine drive to make a difference in students’ lives and influence them to take value of their education. From coaching high school baseball to teaching English in South America, he has appreciated the opportunity to mentor and motivate students. Chris enjoys traveling, small town taco trucks, and all things sports and outdoors related.

Fun Fact: Always picks up hitchhikers when he sees them, leading to some bizarre encounters.

Learning Now: Spanish, Data Science, and the Politics of Education.

Chris Giuffré Student Operations
Deep Sukhwani
Engineering

Deep is a self taught programmer. He loves learning about technologies, attending Python meetups and contributing to open source projects such as Django Girls. Lately he's been obsessed with automation and likes to automate every possible mundane part of his day to day life. Besides technology, he loves to read about startup ecosystem.

Fun Fact: Deep is a qualified Chartered Accountant and featured in Oct '13 edition of International Students magazine, ACCA. He was once training towards becoming a Tae-kwon-do professional and had won a few district level fights.

Learning now: Currently spends his free time on learning web development with Python/Django and contributing to DjangoGirls.

Deep Sukhwani Engineering
Dharma Rao
CTO

Dharma is passionate about building distributed software systems and using technology to solve effective learning and skill development. He enjoys debugging complex issues and bringing structure to chaotic situations. He has spent 11 years in building networking software before switching to consumer web applications.

Fun Fact: Dharma is a big fan of Lord of the Rings and Star Trek, especially Spoc and Data.

Learning Now: Machine Learning 

Dharma Rao CTO
Hallie Yang
Student Operations

Hallie is a native SoCal gal who values relationships. She has taught students ranging from pre-K to graduate level courses, and understands that learning is a process. Her favorite teaching moments include guiding others as they learn about themselves.

Fun Fact: Hallie is a tropical fish, and does best somewhere between the temperatures of 75℉ - 80℉.

Learning Now: Yoga, First-Aid training

Hallie Yang Student Operations
Indrajit Rajtilak
Engineering

Indrajit is passionate about programming and technology - and is looking to apply them to solve real world problems! He loves to swim, watch movies & drive on the beautiful highways of India! He's a die-hard Chelsea fan, casual Dota player (rtindru) and seasonal poet!

Fun Fact: Indrajit developed his love for football & beer, while living in Germany!

Learning Now: Machine Learning & Piano.

Indrajit Rajtilak Engineering
Janet Matta
Career Services

Janet has more than 6 years of experience in career coaching and advising students and professionals all over the world. Prior to joining Springboard, she managed Career Services at the University of Washington Information School in Seattle, managed Career Development at the University of Technology Sydney in Sydney, Australia, and was a Career Consultant for SoFi. She also maintains a career advisory practice and blog. Janet loves traveling and building relationships globally with career changers, new professionals, and employers, and has particular expertise in technology careers, international job seekers, and the future of work. When she’s not on WiFi you can find her hiking, skiing, and enjoying the mountains!

Fun Fact: She has a lifetime goal of hiking to all of the fire lookouts in Washington State.

Learning Now: Kizomba, best practices in teaching and coaching, and where to find the best burritos nationwide.

Janet Matta Career Services
Jayant Pareek
Engineering

Jayant is a front-end geek with a passion for the arts.

When he isn’t 'inspecting elements' - you will find him rehearsing for street plays and composing hindi poems. He also has a keen interest in marketing and has his helped friends get their startups off the ground while in college.

Learning now: Screenplay writing and AngularJS.

Jayant Pareek Engineering
Jinal Thakar
Engineering

Jinal is originally from Mumbai and has moved to Bangalore only in 2017. She is passionate about learning new technologies and Automation. Besides technology, she loves music especially Indian classical forms. In her leisure, she enjoys playing board games.

Fun Fact: Jinal has seen all 10 seasons of F.R.I.E.N.D.S almost 4 times now but cannot decide who her favourite character is!

Learning Now: Hindustani Classical music and Yoga

Jinal Thakar Engineering
Jiten Agarwal
Engineering

Jiten comes from a business family in Gujarat. He loves solving real-world problems using technology. He is always eager to learn new technology and looking for ways in which it can be used to solve problems or implement an idea. He has travelled almost all the states of India and plans to travel the world.

Fun Fact: Jiten has survived many days of water fast and comes from a village in Gujarat so small that postman knows everyone by name.

Learning Now: How to hack his subconscious mind.

Jiten Agarwal Engineering
Jonathan Heyne
Data Science

Jonathan is an avid believer in the power of education to change lives and propel broad-scale social change and has dedicated his career to proving it. He’s passionate about teaching, learning and creating new things, and over the last 15 years he has taught courses in 3 different continents and launched multiple companies, products and services. Jonathan is also a trained lawyer and a part-time lecturer at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. When not working, he enjoys cooking and reading books to his two kids.

Fun Fact: Jonathan will try to eat almost anything, except bananas.

Learning Now: The intricacies of making food that dults would enjoy eating and kids will agree to try

Jonathan Heyne Data Science
Kane Li
Student Operations

Kane is a Southern California native with a passion for mental health, personal and professional development, and education. She's a strong believer in life-long learning and giving back to the community with aspirations to one day start a non-profit for homeless and at-risk youth. Outside of Springboard, you can often find her playing games (currently Overwatch and Natural Selection), searching for the nearest boba shop, or traveling.

Fun fact: Kane has a strong hatred of olives and can usually tell if her food has touched an one. According to her, they taste like "sadness."

Learning now: Chinese, Photography, Digital Art, Dance, Human Resources

Kane Li Student Operations
Karthik Nayak
Engineering

Although a techie at heart, Karthik loves anything related to basic science. When not getting his hands dirty with low level C code, you can find him keeping up with the latest updates in tech.

Currently intrigued by machine learning and neural nets, Karthik also takes time off from tech to play his guitar, travel and trek whenever possible. He also used to freelance as a photographer once upon a time. Something he'll never say NO to? Karaoke! 

Fun Fact: Karthik built a Quadcopter from scratch, and used machine learning to teach it to correct itself. 

Learning Now: Deep learning, Skateboarding and playing the guitar.

Karthik Nayak Engineering
Lina Pervez
Growth

Lina is an edtech enthusiast with a special interest in qualitative research. She is also an advocate for lifelong learning and enjoys diving into history, culture, and language in the context of traveling to a new place. She currently has a very long list of places to see and things to learn before visiting! 

Fun fact: Although Lina is a Bay Area native, she has lived in the UK and maintains a sincere appreciation for afternoon tea, British period dramas, and English novels. 

Currently learning: SQL, calligraphy, and cooking.

Lina Pervez Growth
Mayank Arora
Engineering

Mayank is from Varanasi (one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world), and has spent the last 6 months consulting since he graduated from university.

He wants to spend his entire life learning and building new things.

Fun fact:  Mayank is a man of extremes, he consumes inhuman amounts of coffee daily - but has also once slept for 48 hours at a stretch.

Currently learning:  Flute, UX Design

Mayank Arora Engineering
Monique Yin
Product

Monique originally hails from New York, and moved to San Francisco in 2011. She enjoys all things product-related, especially learning about the future of Android and VR! In her spare time, she loves to snowboard, find the best burger in the world, and watch action movies (and Game of Thrones!).

Fun Fact: Monique only started snowboarding in 2012, and can now survive black diamond runs!

Learning Now: Photography, Baking

Monique Yin Product
Namita Gupta
Course Development

Namita drew the blueprint of her first school at 15 (the same year she broke up with her first love - coding). Since then, she's been engaged in education in various forms: researching what helps students learn , training teachers in assessment, getting a Ph.D from Stanford, teaching education and economics, and helping start a university. Now, she's thrilled to be merging technology and education to help people learn online.

Fun Fact: Her favourite words are "I wonder...". Her family threatens to publish a book of these questions.

Learning Now: Breathing deeply, being a Buddhist, and android development

Namita Gupta Course Development
Nicole Crescenzi
Growth

With a background in the arts and sciences, Nicole believes in the power of audacity and unconventional thinking to intervene in the world in meaningful ways. She is deeply invested in education and views the intersections of technology and design as catalysts for change on a global scale. Aligning with Springboard's mission was a no brainer.

In addition to ushering Springboard students through the admissions process, she's also a photographer, writer, and curator in the Bay Area.

Fun Fact: Nicole traveled internationally for 2.5 years, with just her backpack and plastic radio in tow.

Learning Now: Ceramics, UX Design, baby sign language, and new running paths in the city.

Nicole Crescenzi Growth
Paolo Casumbal
Mentor Operations

Paolo is an optimist, an organizer, and an explorer. Originally from the DC suburbs, Paolo moved to the Bay Area for school and stayed for the weather and tech scene. He's helped grow engineering teams at multiple startups as a technical recruiter and now wants to delve into the world of ed tech!

Fun Fact: For the past few years, Paolo has been a part of the non-profit Out for Undergrad where he's organized an annual conference connecting LGBTQ college students with opportunities in tech!

Learning Now: Meditation, vegan baking, and driving stick shift.

Paolo Casumbal Mentor Operations
Phil Chu
Mentor Operations

Phil is an SF Bay Area native and the son of two lifelong teachers. Growing up, he spent many afternoons and summer days with his parents at school — organizing the classroom, learning about lesson plans, helping students — and witnessed first-hand how a good teacher changes lives. He’s passionate about leveraging technology to revolutionize the way people teach and learn! Phil also loves traveling, snowboarding, and philosophical conversations.

Fun Fact: Phil is a radio host and DJ on Bff.fm

Learning now: SQL, boxing and salsa dancing

Phil Chu Mentor Operations
Puja Bhattacharya
Engineering

Puja is a DIY enthusiast who loves painting. She is proficient in the the folk art form of Mithilla & also plays classical guitar. She enjoys swimming and is in her element whenever she sees sufficiently large body of water.

Puja is passionate about sustainability, and is exploring new ways to mimize waste everyday.

Fun Fact: She has watched & read The Godfather Series many times over. Vito Corleone's character has made a lasting impression on her and his words still hold her in awe.

Learning Now: Mixed Media Art

Puja Bhattacharya Engineering
Raj Bandyopadhyay
Data Science

Raj is a techie who also happens to love working with 'people stuff'. Using online education, he switched careers a few years ago from software engineering to data science. As a result, he’s passionate about the combination of data science, education and community-building that Springboard offers.

Fun Fact: Raj loves dancing! He recently spent a month in Buenos Aires taking lessons in Argentine Tango.

Learning Now: Spanish, Argentine Tango, Classical Philosophy

Raj Bandyopadhyay Data Science
Rajit Dasgupta
Growth

Rajit is passionate about technology, data, and design, and is looking for ways to use them to make humanity more efficient. Having grown up in the City of Joy (Kolkata) - he says he finds his own happiness in travelling, cooking and meeting new people.

Fun fact: Rajit spends his free time hunting up useless trivia which he hopes to show off some day at an Open Quiz.

Learning Now: Bouldering, Mixology and Graphic Design.

Rajit Dasgupta Growth
Sachin C
Engineering

Sachin is a self-taught front end developer. If there is a new framework/library in the front end universe, you can be sure that he has dabbled with it already. He also has a keen interest in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Fun Fact: Sachin is ambidextrous, and switches hands while playing Table Tennis to confuse his opponents.

Learning Now: Python, Artificial Intelligence

Sachin C Engineering
Sankalan Parajuli
Engineering

Sankalan is an open-minded guy and is most interested in how things work. He is a good story teller. He loves physics and natural sciences. He has recently been introduced to web technology and hopes to master it with time. He always keeps the worst case scenario in mind before doing anything even though he is seldom ready for it.

He loves to read books and write poetry, travel places, play football and play the drums. He has been in multiple bands through his student life exposing himself to different forms of music. To get access to his stories, you'd have to meet him in person.

Fun Fact
: Sankalan has won a lottery before he was born. 

Learning Now: Swimming, automation and how to counter Deepak's jokes. 

Sankalan Parajuli Engineering
Siya Raj Purohit
Business Operations

Siya is passionate about building solutions at the intersection of the education and talent tech space. She has spent the past few years working in the space, at startups and in venture capital. Her edtech career started with a book on STEM education that she published in college.

Fun fact: Siya has lived in 12 cities around the world but keeps finding her way back “home” to the Bay Area.

Learning now: Customer Analytics, Cooking (all things tofu!)

Siya Raj Purohit Business Operations
Zishan Ahmad
Engineering

Zishan is fresh out of college and passionate about technology and business. He spends a lot of time reading about startups and their founding history. It is no surprise that he is a strategy game buff and is ever-ready to lock horns with you at Age of Empires, Clash of Clans or Counter Strike. He also believes that Augmented Reality is the next big thing and is eager to share his opinions on the matter.

Fun Fact: Zishan has managed to kick more members from his clan than you can imagine!

Learning Now: How to hustle the rest of the team at Foosball, Pool and Table Tennis.

Zishan Ahmad Engineering
Allison Matthews
Career Services

Allison is a native Midwesterner (Kansas) and has lived all over the US. She's currently living in one of the oldest towns in the United States (Portsmouth, NH) and can't get enough of the historical sites! She's also an avid runner and loves being on the water. She is a strong advocate of lifelong learning and is constantly looking for new things to learn at work and at home! She has been honing her skills in technical recruiting, career coaching, and talent strategy over the past 8+ years. To this day, she believe’s the best part of her job is getting to meet new people from all over the world and learn more about their lives, experiences and career aspirations. She strives to continually evolve and to be a constructive + empathic colleague and coach.

Fun Fact: She apprenticed a pastry chef from Nice, France all through college. She's also a major Masterpiece Classics fan and can't get enough of British literary dramas.

Learning Now: Wordpress, guitar & experimenting with spice/flavor combinations (You are what you eat!)

Allison Matthews Career Services
Simran Thadani
People Operations

Sim has held a variety of roles over her career (marketing, curation, teaching, research, journalism, editing, non-profit operations, now recruiting), but the through-line that connects all of them is a desire to connect people with the knowledge they seek. This passion stems from her own insatiably nerdy appetite for consuming information of all kinds (she's the one you might find intently reading the back of the cereal box over breakfast…)

Fun Fact: Sim was once pulled on-stage from the audience to perform "Baby When You're Gone" with Bryan Adams

Learning Now: Yoga (200-hour teacher training)

Simran Thadani People Operations
Lucie Neumanova
Design

Lucie is a self taught UX/UI designer who made a career switch from content marketing to design couple years ago. She is passionate about architecture, interior design and fashion. In her free time, she explores the neighborhoods of San Francisco with her french bulldog, Spike, drinks coffee and chai in hipster coffee shops, and take pictures along the way.

Fun Fact: Once a week, Lucie wears a pink power suit to work.

Learning Now: Photography, Yoga and how to make my dog stop chasing skateboarders

Lucie Neumanova Design
Eva-Marie Costello
Mentor Operations

Eva-Marie is a West of Ireland native with a passion for using tech for good. She is a curious conversationalist who loves to connect with everyone who crosses her path. Her journey to date includes founding an education based nonprofit in India, working for the Irish Government in Silicon Valley and most recently going to grad school in Indiana. She is dedicated to solving complex social problems and helping all people get access to opportunities to improve their lives.

Fun Fact: Eva-Marie loves musical theatre and used to be a piano teacher.

Learning Now: Startups, photography and personality profiling

Eva-Marie Costello Mentor Operations
Katie Reid
Growth

Born and raised in New York City, Katie loves meeting people from different backgrounds and cultures. This has inspired a love of travel and a passion for how technology and education can connect people all over the world and help to make it a better place. Katie is deeply invested in her lifelong pursuit of learning, which inspires many of her hobbies including hiking, reading, listening to podcasts, and cooking.

Fun Fact: One of Katie’s favorite things is exploring bookstores. This means that whenever she is somewhere new, she will make a point of visiting whatever the local bookstores are (her favorite is the Strand in NYC).

Learning Now: Rock climbing, scuba diving, and where to find the best ice cream around San Francisco

Katie Reid Growth
Eric Brandt
Business Operations

Originally from Asheville, NC, Eric loves enabling people to follow their passions and chase their dreams! Outside of work, Eric is a life-long soccer player and enjoys skiing, music, travel, and basically anything outdoors.

Fun Fact: Eric is a certified scuba Divemaster and has seen 2 whale sharks in open water

Learning Now: Guitar

Eric Brandt Business Operations
Ravi Ram
Business Operations

Born and raised in sunny Tucson, Arizona, Ravi believes deeply that the key to achieving peace and happiness in our world is cultivating gratitude, empathy, and consciousness in every individual. Education is in Ravi’s DNA: his parents are both professors, and ever since middle school, both he and his brother have tutored students in numerous subjects. Ravi has lived on 6 continents for various pursuits in global health, medicine, economics, and consulting, and prior to Springboard, he worked for 3 years at McKinsey. Ravi enjoys practicing yoga and meditation, doing improv comedy, playing tennis, riding his bike, watching superhero movies, and cooking (and eating) veggie food.

Fun Fact: Ravi has been practicing meditation since childhood, and has done a 21-minute practice twice a day, every single day since July 31, 2016.

Learning Now: Guitar, Machine Learning, Acting, How To Go To Bed Earlier

Ravi Ram Business Operations
Rodrigo Eliel Aronas
Growth

Rodrigo is from Argentina and the only marketer in his family of educators (he’s also a teacher!) and health professionals. His goal is to help make education more affordable and accessible for people and, as Head of Growth and User Acquisition, he will go to infinity and beyond (with or without Buzz Lightyear!) to test new channels and partnerships to reach new students and introduce them to Springboard so they can advance in their lives.

Fun Fact: He thinks pepper is too spicy, can listen to a playlist with Limp Bizkit, Tupac and Beethoven on it and has performed standup comedy shows in different countries and languages.

Learning Now: Data Science, Stand Up Comedy and Stock Investing

Rodrigo Eliel Aronas Growth
Deepak Masand
Growth

"Have you done your homework" is something Deepak heard often from his school teacher mother while growing up in India. The power of education to change lives was personal as he left to pursue his graduate education (and life) in the US. He has worked at various Fortune 100 companies and has advised several startups – from a super-premium vodka brand to feminine health – to help stretch their wings and fly. He loves going down the rabbit hole...hunting for emerging designers, hidden chef parties and after-hours music venues.

Fun Fact: Put the dog on Mug root beer packaging, presented the future of money at a TED conference and debated the impact of technology on music with will.i.am.

Learning Now: The nuances of Japanese whiskeys and American bourbons, the future of blockchain and how to properly tie shoe laces

Deepak Masand Growth
Ben Katz
Business Operations

Ben always struggled to answer the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?”. After a childhood spent acting and playing the piano and saxophone, he shifted from the arts to STEM by pursuing degrees in mathematics and molecular neurobiology. After university he dabbled in investment research for a few years before pivoting into the world of data science. He finds almost every subject interesting, and believes that lifelong learning is the key to staying happy. At Springboard, Ben is thrilled to have found a community of motivated, intelligent learners and doers who aim for the intersection of curiosity and impact.

Fun Fact: Ben was homeschooled all throughout primary and secondary school, which makes him the poster child of alternative personalized education! He thinks he turned out alright.

Learning Now: Hiphop and salsa dancing, relational database theory, machine learning

Ben Katz Business Operations
Julia Anghel
Growth

A California native, Julia loves spending time outdoors and finding the best spots for crème brûlée. Driven by a passion for community, she loves bringing people together with food, experimenting new recipes on friends. When she isn’t cooking for friends you can find her wine tasting or out enjoying the sunshine.

Fun Fact: She collects pressed pennies from most of the places she's traveled to, if they are available.

Learning Now: The stock market and investing, how to make the perfect grilled cheese

Julia Anghel Growth

We are backed by some amazing investors

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Allen Blue Co-Founder, LinkedIn
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John Katzman Founder, Princeton Review
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Naveen Tewari Founder & CEO, InMobi
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Kartik Hosanagar Wharton Professor
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Mark Selcow Partner, Costanoa Ventures

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Join us in building the future of education! We are a passionate and fun-loving team, who have collectively lived in 15+ countries and speak as many languages.

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San Francisco, California

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Suite 320, 22 Battery Street,

San Francisco, CA 94111

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Bengaluru, India

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Prestige Atlanta 80 Feet Main Road, Koramangala 1A Block,

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