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Zulama, LLC

Zulama brings cost-effective yet high-tech computer science education into every classroom for every teacher and every teenager through video game design.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2009
  • Employees 7
  • Incorporation Type Not Incorporated
  • Website

Company Summary

Zulama is a game-based educational platform that teaches the skills and creativity students need to thrive in the 21st century workplace.
Schools purchase a $5K pilot, then the annual site license is $5 to 30K. We have over 100 paying customers, and our 2015 revenue was $750,000. Our customer retention rate is over 90%.
Zulama is raising $1.5 million to scale a proven product and pursue a $1.4 billion opportunity in a $13.4 billion market


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    VP, Design and Technology

    Role: Maintains and improves the highly specialized Zulama online curriculum delivery platform.
    Brief Bio: Jason is a senior user experience designer, technologist, and strategist with expertise in user interface design, interaction design, information architecture, and managing software development.

  • Role: Ensuring that the team has the support and tools needed to achieve our goals, as well as envision the future of Zulama.
    Brief Bio: Nikki has extensive experience in education curriculum design, ed-tech products, and sales.

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    Software Quality Control and Customer Support

    Rachel was Production Director at Navta Associates since 2007, where she managed the in-house staff as well as freelance design, production, and illustration professionals. She ensured all hardware and software needs were met, as well as provided in-house training and support.
    Rachel holds a M.A. in Media Studies and a B.A. in Art History.

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    Editorial Director

    Role: Created our world class teacher training program and is responsible for maintaining the rigor and relevancy of the Zulama curriculum.
    Brief Bio: Bev is a lifelong learner and exceptional educator, especially with at-risk students. Her workshops and teacher training are legendary for their interactivity.

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    Sales Director

    Role: Is developing a premier network of independent sales representatives and educational service centers who distribute and support the Zulama products.
    Brief Bio: John has excelled in sales management positions for over 30 years for companies such as Pearson and Plato Learning.

  • Role: Financial forecasting, budgeting, raising capital, business and operations planning.
    Brief Bio: Bob is a senior finance and operations executive with 20+ years growing early stage ventures including Think Through Learning.


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    John Previs, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Previous Investors

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    Founding partners—Nikki Navta, Amit Shah, Jodi Navta, Tom Barber