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Zyante

Zyante is developing innovative technology to make (STEM, lower division) undergraduate instruction more effective and efficient.

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  • Industry Software
  • Location Los Gatos, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2012
  • Employees 6
  • Website zyante.com

Company Summary

Learning-centric, animated, interactive STEM - science, technology, engineering, math - content and teaching tools to disrupt conventional textbooks and to enable instructors to deliver a superior learning experience at lower costs. Core technology includes state-of-the-art authoring tools & a robust distribution platform. Addressing $1.7B opportunity in STEM education. Over 8000 users at 45 leading universities.

Team

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    Smita Bakshi
    CEO and Co-founder

    Smita brings over 15 years of experience in enterprise software and education. She was an assistant professor at UC Davis, and subsequently held leading roles in product management, business development and engineering at Symantec and Synplicity (a successful start up, now part of Synopsys) on several enterprise software products. She has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Irvine and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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    Frank Vahid
    Technical Lead and Co-founder

    Frank has been a professor at UC Riverside in the Computer Science department since 1994. He has co-­‐ authored 5 textbooks used in hundreds of colleges worldwide, including several leading universities, and published over 120 research publications. He is also the recipient of several teaching awards. At Zyante, Frank is leading the development of the content and the framework. Frank has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Irvine.

Advisors

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    Jorge Del Calvo, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Lawyer
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Previous Investors

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    Frank Vahid
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    Smita Bakshi
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