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Citelighter Inc

Academic research platform that measures unstructured critical thinking skills and helps users store, organize, and write papers.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2011
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

Citelighter is a platform that helps students perform more effective research and writing assignments, while teaching them to think critically and solve problems. As students use Citelighter, our technology also provides teachers with a summary of the actions that each student takes during the research and writing processes. This allows teachers to provide more effective feedback to the student and to better understand how each individual learns.


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    Kevin West
    Director of Business Development and Partnerships

    Responsible for Community development at the Phoenix Coyotes/NHL. BA Communication University of Arizona.

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    Saad Alam
    CEO/ Co-founder

    Ran market research and business development for a $4B pharma brand at Eli Lilly. Hosted and conceived of largest Digital Pharma conference. Responsible for sales & marketing for HealthCentral, Sequoia backed health care start-up that had a successful exit. MPH Columbia - . MBA University of Rochester - Student Body President.

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    Lee Jokl
    COO/ Co-founder

    Financial Analyst at CGI, Responsible for $32 P&L. MBA at University of Rochester - VP of Student Body. Grant Writer for Americorps. Hobart undergrad.

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    Jonathan Ceresa
    Director of Product

    Vice president at financial consultant start-up. BS in Computer Science at Syracuse University.

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    Development Team

    3 Romanian Developers in 120 person development firm called REEA. 2 Philippine developers in 40 person development firm called Go Beyond.

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    Jack Kustanowitz

    VP of Engineering at HealthCentral, Sequoia backed start-up. UI for AOL, Software lead at


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    Reitler Kailas and Rosenblatt
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    Nicolas Benton

Previous Investors

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    Ed Hajim - former CEO of Furman Selz, former CEO of ING Aeltus
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    John Cammack - Senior Executive T.Rowe Price, Chairman Curiosityville
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    Peter Bordes - founder of MediaTrust, founder of Internet Media Labs