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Why we like Learnist (formerly Grockit)

People

Roy Gilbert joined as CEO in October 2010 after running Google India from 2004-2008. Farbood Nivi is a founder and was formerly with Kaplan and Princeton Review, where he was Master Teacher of the Year. Board members include Jeff Fagnan from Atlas Ventures, Mitch Lasky from Benchmark, and John Powell from Integral Capital Partners.

Management Team

Russell Greiff, VP of Business Development
Previously at Sylvan, Educate, and IAC; launched AmeriCorps
Chris Bennett, Game Designer
Formerly at Playdom/Disney, Electronic Arts, Digital Chocolate
Aaron Burcell, VP of Marketing
Previously at Outspark, Stata Labs (YHOO), WebTV (MSFT)