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Classroom Salon

Salon networks texts. Students and instructors collaboratively construct knowledge. Publishers tap new revenue and stop piracy.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2010
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Classroom Salon has invented a proprietary online annotation and visualization platform that transforms class reading into a communal undertaking that customizes content to the needs of the class. The resulting network creates better learning for students, while permitting educational publishers to authenticate every copy -- recouping vast revenues publishers lose to unauthorized used/rental vendors while preventing piracy.


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    Ananda Gunawardena

    Ananda (Guna) Gunawardena is a Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Guna is a pioneer in the field of electronic publishing. He was the founder and presently remains as Chariman of TextCentric. He is an expert in educational computing and text based computing and has spent much of his career collaborating with experts in non-technical fields to understand the requirements of learning technology across disciplines.

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    Yitzchak Francus
    Business Development/Operations

    Spent eight years commercializing education IP at the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Learning. Brings a diverse skill set to start up companies. Founder and former President of e-Cruise, Inc., an internet marketing platform for the cruise industry, he also brings a background in law, advertising and marketing.

Previous Investors

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    National Science Foundation
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    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation