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AcademicMerit LLC

AcademicMerit sells a cloud-based student assessment and professional learning suite that improves teaching and performance in literacy.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Software
  • Location Portland, ME, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2010
  • Employees 9
  • Website academicmerit.com

Company Summary

AcademicMerit's three award-winning and integrated products use assessment, professional development, and differentiated instruction to drive instruction and learning for both teachers and students in reading, writing and language. Our data-driven cloud solution supports the implementation of Common Core State Standards for literacy (adopted by 45 states), as well as key elements of state mandates requiring assessment of teacher efficacy.

Team

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    Dan Powdermaker
    CEO

    Dan is a customer-focused leader who has built and led sales, marketing and business development organizations that have consistently won in the marketplace. A founding executive at iBasis, a transformative Internet-based telecom company, he grew the company to industry leadership with revenues over $1Billion. At Arbinet, he helped engineer the sale of the company after leading a restructuring effort. Dan is a graduate of Harvard Business School

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    Ogden Morse III
    Founder & Chief Product Officer

    The inspiration and vision for AcademicMerit are grounded in Ogden’s extensive experience as educational entrepreneur and classroom teacher. A graduate of Dartmouth College with a B.A. in English, he was Founder and CEO of Lyceum Communications, where he developed Get A Clue®, which was named one of the top four educational software programs in 2000. Prior to founding AcademicMerit, Ogden was a popular English teacher at Falmouth ME High School.

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    Jeffrey Bienkowski
    Software Development & Operations

    A specialist in Lean IT, agile development, systems architecture, and project management, Jeff has extensive experience leading US and off-shore IT teams focused on Web initiatives and eCommerce. He has managed IT teams at some of the world’s largest financial institutions, including SunLife Financial and Fidelity. Jeff is a graduate of Boston University's School of Management (MBA) and Harvard Business School's Executive Leadership Program.

Advisors

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    Murray Plumb & Murray, Portland, ME
    Lawyer
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    Baker, Newman, Noyes, Portland, ME
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Integrity Holdings
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    John Goodrich
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    Robert Kump
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