Hi! We're Kinjo

Kinjo is the brainchild of career educators, ed tech entrepreneurs, researchers and parents determined to use the innovations that have transformed how we live, work, shop, and play to help our children learn and grow.

Founding Partners

A little background

Prior to founding Kinjo, the team founded and scaled category-creating venture-backed  ed tech companies whose award-winning products use the power of software and AI to deliver improved student outcomes. The Kinjo team is now on a mission to bring a research-based, intuitive and inspiring growth platform directly to children and their families.

Meet our team

The Kinjo team includes a small but mighty group of software engineers, user experience designers and learning experts who’ve previously built iconic products and communities in the fields of education and technology. United by Kinjo’s core values of curiosity and empathy, the team is passionate about building a future of lifelong learners across the world, Interested in becoming part of our Kinjo? Tell us why at talent@kinjo.com


Charles Thornburgh

Career ed tech entrepreneur & dad of Charlie & William

Grant Oladipo

Using technology to make the world more fun and fulfilling.

Laura Malcolm

Career educator & educational product designer

Jason Dorsey

Generational behavioral research specialist, girl dad


Tolu Babalola

Product @ Facebook

Brad Birdsall

Design at Facebook

Samir Bolar

Former Chief Impact Officer, Teach for America

Lauren Davis

Marketer, mentor & mama of strong young women

Graham Frey

Head of School & Education Advisor

Jennifer Herrington

Educator, working parent and lifelong learner

Clark McKown

President and Founder, xSEL Labs and Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center

Mark Milliron

SVP Western Governors University & Executive Dean of the Teachers College

Tarun Sachdeva

Current: EIR @ Golden Ventures, Past: Endeavor, Wattpad, Blackberry, Amazon

Brad Birdsall

Executive Director, Training Grounds