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Torsh Inc.

We increase teacher quality by deploying a video–based teacher observation and data analytics platform that interprets classroom activities.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Problem: All teachers need to get better...Fast. Why? The greatest indicator of how well a student will perform in school is the quality of his/her teacher. Solution: We increase teacher effectiveness by deploying a video–based teacher observation and data analytics platform that captures and translates the daily interactions that occur in the classroom between teacher and student. We've shown good traction by signing up 9 customers since launch.


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    Helen Orlando
    Chief Creative Officer

    Ms. Orlando was previously a Creative Director at AOL where she led product development for a variety of radio and video programs. Ms. Orlando also provided user experience and interaction design services to a variety of digital companies including the BBC, Interactive One, Sapient, Ebay and Directgov. She holds an MA in Education and a BA in Visual Communications from San Francisco State University.

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    Nate Strauser
    Acting CTO

    Mr. Strauser is currently Technical Lead at Lockheed Martin where he leads a team that is developing a next generation asset library. He has spent the vast majority of his professional career at Lockheed Martin and got his MS and ME in Software and Systems from the University of Pennsylvania.

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    Richard Halverson
    Head of Analytics

    Dr. Halverson is currently the Associate Director of the Education Research and Development Group at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He is also an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin and the
    Co-Founder of their Games, Learning & Society Group. He has a
    PhD from Northwestern University and a BA from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

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    Courtney Williams
    Co-Founder & CEO

    Courtney is the Co-Founder and CEO of Torsh. He is a seasoned executive with over 15 years of experience in sales management, business development, corporate development and operations. He was most recently CRO of Adility Inc. and SVP of Interactive One. Mr. Williams also served in several senior roles at AOL and AOL Europe, including VP of Business and Strategic Development. Mr. Williams ha a JD from Columbia and a BA from Oberlin.


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    Greenberg Traurig LLP

Previous Investors

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    A group of 5 angel investors.