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Ruzuku powers personal growth. We host online courses from leading experts on topics such as goal setting, motivation, and career coaching.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Durham, NC, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Ruzuku powers personal growth. We operate Kickstart Your Change, the hub for online learning on topics such as goal setting, career coaching, positive psychology, and communication skills. We partner with experts, such as bestselling authors Susan Cain, Karen Salmansohn and Patti Digh, to host premium online courses and learning communities. We help these experts reach a larger audience and deliver an engaging online learning experience.


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    Rick Cecil

    15 years of product design and user experience leadership. Co-founded the Interaction Design Association, an international organization dedicated to digital product design. Before starting ruzuku, Rick was Director of User Experience at Fry, an e-commerce consultancy, where he led the design of e-commerce sites for retail brands such as La-Z-Boy, and User Experience Team Lead at Motricity, a Durham-based startup (IPO in 2010 - NASDAQ:MOTR).

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    Abe Crystal, Ph.D.
    Co-founder and Chief Experience Officer

    Abe earned his doctorate in human-computer interaction and social learning from UNC-Chapel Hill. Abe's dissertation work informed the design of ruzuku. Abe co-founded the Triangle Usability Professionals Association with Rick, and previously led UX research for IBM/Rational.


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    Glen Caplan - Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.

Previous Investors

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    Great Oaks Venture Capital
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    Jed Carlson
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    Taylor Mingos