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Brightstorm is an online education service to help teenage students finish homework quickly and learn high-level problem solving skills.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2008
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Brightstorm is a direct-to-consumer online education service that helps students finish homework quickly and learn problem solving skills. We create unique content with teachers who have engaging personality and great teaching skills, and provide them on a website built based on the way students learn. We have over 250k uniques and $13k monthly revenue that are growing every month.


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    Bumsoo Kim
    Co-founder & CEO

    Coming originally from Korea where K-12 online education businesses flourished early, Bumsoo has a unique view on the education industry in the U.S. He founded Brightstorm to solve students' everyday problem such as homework and tests. Prior to Brightstorm, he invested in startups both in Silicon Valley & Korea at KTB Ventures. Before KTB, Bumsoo was a Biz. Dev. manager at Samsung.

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    Danielle DeLancey
    Product Director

    Former teacher & curriculum developer. Joined Brightstorm in 2008 as employee #3 and have managed developing most of the content and the website. Understanding educators' pains, she can help Brightstorm teachers to unleash their potential as a rock start teacher in digital media. Her understanding of end-to-end web product from front end to database makes her a dream product person to any engineering team.

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    Hwan Kim
    Head Engineer

    Hwan is a born programmer and technology geek, who started coding from elementary school. He has been in & out of schools to pursue his dream to become a great programmer and entrepreneur. He is an all round player who can do from front end all the way through database. He is also entrepreneurial, having founded his own venture in college.


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    Andrew Luh, Partner at Fenwick & West

Previous Investors

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    KTB Securities
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    Woody Taesik Moon - Angel investor. Co-founder of NHN(KSE: NHN)