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Actively Learn

Digital reading platform that lets students find joy and purpose in reading

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Seattle, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2012
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

Only 3% of students read critically, and this has not changed for 40 years. Even digital products have tried for 20 of them, and although some have reached $100M sales, they are not solving the problem because they just automate bad practices.

We take a different approach by letting students find joy and purpose in reading.

We have a freemium model, with the paid version for schools or districts at about $10/student/year.


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    Jay Goyal

    Jay Goyal is a cofounder and the CEO of Actively Learn. Previously, Jay worked at Microsoft as a Director of Bing Mobile, performing business development, strategy and product management functions. Prior to Microsoft, Jay helped start and grow organizations and businesses in several fields - microfinance in Honduras, TSA after 9/11, and a web startup after college. Jay received his MBA from Harvard and has a B.S. in Economics and Public Policy

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    Deep Sran
    Chief Academic Officer

    Dr. Deep Sran is a co-founder and Lead R&D of Actively Learn. Deep is the founder of Loudoun School for the Gifted, a private secondary school in Loudoun County, VA, driven by a mission to improve the strategies, processes, and technologies of secondary and higher education. Previously, Deep obtained a PhD in cognitive decision-making and also practiced corporate law after obtaining his JD from Georgetown.

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    Anish Mehta
    Director of Engineering

    Anish Mehta is the lead developer for Actively Learn. Recently, he worked at Amazon, designing and implementing the retail email platform for all international marketplaces. Prior, he worked at Microsoft for three years at Bing Shopping. Anish builds mobile apps and websites in his spare time and won the Apps for Californians contest in 2010. He graduated with a degree in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic.

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    Director of Growth

    Scott’s focus - for almost a decade - has been helping deliver internet applications and content to people around the world. For most of this time, he worked at Yahoo!, most recently as a product manager to acquire a crowd-sourced content platform that powers popular Yahoo! media sites with original content. Scott received his B.A. in Business Economics and Global Studies from UCLA and recently attended Draper University in Silicon Valley.

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    VP of Sales

    Robert Chong is the Vice President of Sales for Actively Learn. Previously, he worked for an education technology company as the Director of Business Development, responsible for providing critical skills platforms into K-12 schools. Robert has over 10 years of sales experience in the education and content licensing industries. He graduated with a degree in marketing from Elmhurst College.


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    Chris Hurley, Beacon Law Advisors