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GYLO (GetYa Learn On)

Publishers struggling with digital change partner with GYLO to leverage our expertise, assessment engines, and technology platforms.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Austin, TX, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2008
  • Employees 12
  • Website

Company Summary

GYLO helps publishers: (1) Create assessment products for Common Core State Standards assessment consortia: PARCC & Smarter Balanced, (2) Extend life of existing content by creating new products using GYLO IP, (3) Capitalize on the digital transformation with minimal development risk, (4) Gain a competitive advantage with quick-to-market, next-generation products. Our design & development processes are optimized for rapid, low cost scalability.


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    Michael Mayrath, Ph.D.

    Dr. Mayrath received training as an educational technologist at the University of Texas and Harvard. He previously led sales & marketing for technology start-ups. He is on numerous advisory boards and is well connected in the local, state, and national educational technology and textbook publishing community. He served as an E-Textbook Reviewer in 2009-2010 for the Texas Education Agency’s first Commissioner’s List adoption.

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    Priya Nihalani, Ph.D.
    Chief Scientist

    Educational psychology Ph.D. with 10+ years research experience on human cognitive processing. Previously served as a statistical, measurement, and evaluation specialist for the University of Texas at Austin, Cisco Learning Institute, and the U.S. Air Force. Expertise in innovative instructional design of simulations/games and measurement in the global educational community. Current research focuses on the power of games and sims for learning.

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    Matt Hayes

    Mr. Hayes is a veteran software engineer with over a decade of experience leading development teams. Hayes studied computer architecture design and software engineering at Virginia Tech, and he’s an expert in multiple programming languages. While working at the University of Texas, he created military leadership training simulations and simulation building tools for the United States Army.

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    Mohan Nihalani

    Mr. Nihalani holds a Masters in CS from the world-renowned Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India. He has 40+ years of experience starting, managing, and selling technology companies. Mr. Nihalani helped pioneer e-commerce in the 1980s while working at National Systems Corp., the company he co-founded, and later at Sterling Software. He has overseen all aspects of successful global projects, including technical, operational & financial.

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    PJ Snavely
    VP Product Dev

    Mr. Snavely is a recognized leader in game design, including mobile. He has worked in the game industry for 14 years making all genres of games for almost all platforms. He leads GYLO game design projects and ensures that stealth assessments are implemented correctly.


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    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
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    Nick Mayrath, CPA

Previous Investors

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    Kevin Brueggeman, Past President of Pearson, Assessment
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    Private investors