A consummate hard worker, Elad brought his vision of mobile education to life while a student at MIT Sloan School of Management, balancing the demands of running LTG with the coursework of a top management program. This same grit drove both his success as a standout basketball player in his native country of Israel, where he played professionally, and his success with the GMAT, which he had to retake four times. Between his basketball career and his MBA, Elad spent 5 years as a software technologist for leading high-tech companies such as GE and Intel. This personable CEO holds a BSc in Information Systems Engineering from the Technion and is a passionate snowboarder, paddleboarder and reader.
Whether creating LTG’s product roadmap or making emergency car repairs in Saharan Africa, Arnout is a professional problem solver. Arnout leads LTG’s marketing and product development with more than 15 years experience in the online industry, including product management and marketing roles at Microsoft, and consulting for Accenture. Arnout has an MBA from MIT Sloan and received his MsC in Econometrics from the University of Groningen.
Yariv brings to LTG a combination of software expertise and entrepreneurial spirit as the founder of his own software development company. Yariv brings to LTG a combination of software expertise and entrepreneurial spirit as the founder of his own software development company. As the CEO and founder of Nerdeez, Yariv has created a broad variety of innovative apps, from tools to help manage stocks to apps that teach physical exercises. He received his training from Technion – Israel’s Institute of Technology – completing a BSc in computer science.
A respected leader in higher education and LTG’s sage of Southern wisdom, Mary Ann brings over 20 years of experience in education technology and heads LTG’s content development and strategy. Though she’s spent the majority of her career developing education products that improve learning and student success, at her core, she remains a teacher and continues to draw on her experience teaching English to non-native speakers in her work for LTG.
Shaun Rong is currently a MIT PhD student in Materials Science and Computer Science and joined LTG early as a partner. His previous experience as an entrepreneur and his connections in the Chinese investors’ community helped the company source and secure its Angel and Series A investment. He currently heads the company’s business development effort and marketing operation in China. As an engineer, his passion is to solve real-world problems with elegant mathematical models, which is why he also leads the company’s algorithm development.
From the forests of some forgotten land, in which nothing is as it seems, comes LTG’s lead designer. Matthew Kihm possesses a healthy mix of method and madness, bringing to the team a lot of new ideas and even more questions. He draws from his multitude of design experiences ranging from working at an architectural design magazine to R&D; for a biomedical product startup.
Omri holds a BSc in industrial engineering with a specialization in information systems from the Technion, Israel. He’s an experienced programmer with specializations in a range of fields. Prior to LTG, Omri served in an elite unit in the IDF, and in his free time he plays in a band and scales boulders.
LTG’s weekly employee of the month, Itzhak graduated with a BSc in Computer Science from the Technion in Israel where he was named to the Dean's list three times. After earning his degree, he worked at Intel Israel, the American multinational semiconductor chip maker, where he helped develop new WIFI technologies. Itzhak has extensive knowledge in programming, building mobile apps and websites.
A man of few words but serious dedication, Valery loves using the most advanced tools and technologies in his role as a web developer. He also loves his two kids, animals and jamming on his bass.
Searching for his life’s passion, Asaf earned a BSc in mechanical engineering from the Technion and then headed the foreign exchange desk of a large finance firm where he discovered his interest in the Internet. He left the firm to pursue this passion, starting at a small forex website and then gaining more experience at a big marketing company. Asaf focuses on online marketing and growth hacking, using innovation and creative thinking to accelerate performance.
Since graduating from Duke University, Sean has led an itinerant life with stints in Northern Ireland, Argentina, North Carolina and Las Vegas. He now helps spearhead LTG’s marketing and branding as well assists in content development and strategy. Before moving east, he worked in Las Vegas, his quasi-hometown, as an editor for a content creation company, editing and producing copy for major U.S retailers and news agencies.
Marissa will graduate from Boston University in December with a BA in advertising and a minor in sociology. She has international experience working in marketing and social media. Marissa loves traveling, tweeting, arguing with Matt and exploring beautiful Boston.
Michal helps keep the Israeli office organized while pursuing a degree in social sciences at Bar Ilan University where she’s due to graduate in 2015. She’s more than equipped to keep the research and development team in line, drawing off her recent military service in which she orchestrated the placement of up to 30,000 IDF candidates in courses and pre-army screening each year and served as the professional supervisor of 20 soldiers and two officers.
TAL Education Group is a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. The acronym “TAL” stands for “Tomorrow Advancing Life,” which reflects our vision to promote top learning opportunities for K-12 students in China through both high-quality teaching and content, as well as leading edge application of technology in the education experience. TAL Education Group offers comprehensive tutoring services to students from pre-school to the twelfth grade through three flexible class formats: small classes, personalized premium services, and online courses.
Margot Lebenberg Carter is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary for RealPage, Inc., and oversees all of the company’s legal affairs. Before joining RealPage, Lebenberg Carter served as president of Living Mountain Capital L.L.C., a business advisory firm she founded in 1998 specializing in corporate development, strategic alliances, acquisitions, board directorships and restructurings. Prior to Living Mountain Capital, Lebenberg Carter served as EVP, General Counsel and Secretary for The Princeton Review, Inc., through the sale to Bain Capital.
Atlas Venture is an early stage venture capital firm that invests in promising entrepreneurs focusing on life sciences and technology innovation. Since inception in 1980, its partners have helped build over 350 companies. For more information, visit Atlas’ website at www.atlasventure.com. Jeff Fagnan, who lead the investment, is a partner in the technology group and focuses on emerging companies in enterprise and internet infrastructure. Prior to Atlas, Jeff was a partner with Seed Capital. Stylistically, Jeff is well known as a founding investor and has worked with many companies since inception. He's a prominent speaker on innovation and founded TUGG, a crowdsourced philanthropy network dedicated to catalyzing social entrepreneurship.
Jamie McCourt, formerly Co-Owner, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, attorney and philanthropist. Her investment firm, Jamie Enterprises, principally invests in high-value real estate, biotechnology ventures, and early-stage technology start-ups. She was an early stage investor in ZipCar, now the nation’s largest peer-to-peer car sharing service.
ZhenFund is a seed fund founded by Xu Xiaoping (Bob) and Wang Qiang (Victor), co-founders of New Oriental Education & Technology Group (NYSE: EDU), along with Sequoia Capital China. ZhenFund focuses on seed stage investments in TMT sectors such as the internet of things, mobile, gaming, enterprise, O2O, e-commerce as well as education. Some of ZhenFund companies include Jiayuan (Nasdaq: DATE), Lightinthebox (Nasdaq: LITB), Jumei (NYSE: JMEI), 17zuoye, Meilele, Zhaogang, Dayima, and 51talk. Xu Xiaoping (Bob Xu), who lead the investment at LTG, is one of China's foremost angel investors and founder of ZhenFund. Prior to founding ZhenFund, Xu Xiaoping was a co-founder and the former Vice Chairman of New Oriental Education & Technology Group (NYSE: EDU), the largest provider of private education in China.
Michelle Chen of Yongjing group is a prominent Chinese investor. Invested in Hujiang among others.
Samuel “Mooly” Dinnar is an entrepreneurial executive who was part of two technology start-ups that grew to revolutionize their industry. He is also a venture capitalist, strategy consultant and negotiations trainer. Dinnar consults investors and companies, serves on several boards and teaches at the Harvard Negotiations Institute.
Mingming Huang is one of the top angel investors in China. As an experienced entrepreneur, Mingming Huang brings more than 18 years experience in high-tech industry. Mingming has co-founded zcom, flashget, and kanbox which is a leading Cloud-Computing company acquired by Alibaba. Prior to that, Mingming was a partner in 265.com, which he managed sold to Google in 2007. As an active angel investor, Mingming invested in some of the most prominent technology startups in China. His portfolios includes Gamekoo (which was acquired by Borui at more than US $250 million in 2013), Autohome (NYSE listed) and Verycd (a leading web game company with more than US $200 million annual revenue).
Howard Anderson is the founder of The Yankee Group and the co-founder of Battery Venture Capital. He was until recently the Bill Porter (1967) Distinguished Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Tarlin Ray is Head of Admissions of Metis and a Vice President at Kaplan Test Prep. Tarlin has held leadership positions in several early stage companies for over 15 years.