Our mission is to help the world's younger generation enhance their learning potential.

It all started with a simple question

Which concepts are the most difficult for our daughter to master?

I believe technology (if implemented right) can help transform student learning. Our own kids' education combined with our background in big data gave us the inspiration to start ScootPad.

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Co-Founder & CTO

I believe we can make a measurable impact in the lives of millions of children and their families. While most entrepreneurs are lucky just to make money, we have the privilege to make a difference!

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Co-Founder & CEO

Investing our personal savings, we went "all-in" to launch ScootPad in Nov, 2011.

Our Core Values

The DNA that keeps us focused and drives us to work hard every day.


We're passionate about helping teachers and students have the best learning experience possible.


Innovation is in our blood. We continuously reimagine how technology can make a difference.


We strive to stay curious, listen to those who know, and learn something every single day.

ScootPad is teacher-led

At ScootPad, we listen to thousands of teachers to build what they need to make their classroom learning amazing. Meet a few of them...

The Team

From humble beginnings to a world class team

Bharat Kumar

Co-Founder & CEO

Bharat spent the first half of his career helping multi-national companies leverage technology to streamline their business. Having been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug at the age of 10, while helping his dad run a hospital in India, Bharat started his first company in 2007. In 2011, inspired by his children and their school experience, Bharat started ScootPad with his wife Maya. He now focuses on product strategy and growth at ScootPad.

Before starting ScootPad, Bharat was the Co-Founder of Aquarius Consulting (RevStream) and VP/Director of IT at several companies. He earned his Master's in Computer Science at Wayne State University. Bharat spends his free time running, hiking, and playing volleyball.

Maya Gadde

Co-Founder & CTO

Maya helped launch several startups over the span of her career. So when she saw how much her daughter hated the mindlessness of practice worksheets, she knew there had to be a better way. The idea of building ScootPad only grew with the overwhelming encouragement she received, leading to its launch in 2011. This start was quickly followed by teacher-led word-of-mouth growth. Maya is now focused on making ScootPad available at scale to millions of teachers, students and parents.

Before starting ScootPad, Maya was the CTO of 33across, VP of Engineering at Traffic Marketplace and Software Architect at Stanford University. She earned her Master's in Computer Science at Ohio University. In her free time, Maya likes to hike, swim and read.

Ian Martin


While teaching high school history, Ian discovered a love for creating engaging and challenging curriculum, as well as the need for students and teachers to have access to consistent practice and instruction support. He now works to develop this content for educators and parents.

Before working at ScootPad, Ian also developed a summer curriculum for a nonprofit in Oakland serving at-risk youth and helped to facilitate a trial of new science curriculum at the middle school level. He earned his Master's in Education at Stanford University. In his free time, Ian likes to play guitar and write.

Anthony Bolivar

Customer Success

Having taught high school for three years, Anthony experienced firsthand the power and the challenge of using technology in the classroom. He's thrilled to be at ScootPad where he works with districts and schools to maximize the impact of their learning platform.

Anthony studied Business Marketing at Texas Wesleyan University. Outside of ScootPad Anthony enjoys fitness, sports, and spending time with his family and friends.

Jennifer Smith

Sales & Customer Success

Jennifer attended Texas A&M University where she earned a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, and is now certified to teach K-8. After teaching early childhood education, she found a passion in educational technology and comes to ScootPad with four years of experience in the EdTech world. She's held roles in business development, as well as customer success and support, and finds joy in giving teachers the tools they need to fully support students in the classroom while simultaneously keeping students engaged.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys family time, going on walks, and fishing.

Denita Richardson

Customer Success

When Denita purchased an ed tech tool for her 1st and 2nd grade classroom, she didn't realize how much that single act would change her life. After seeing the results for her students, she knew that she needed to continue her career in the ed tech industry. She would then be able to assist more teachers close gaps and keep their students engaged.

Fast forward 10 years later and she has held roles in business development, Customer implementation and retention, and now Customer success and support. She earned her Bachelor's in Psychology from Rutgers University. In her spare time, you can find her spending time with family and competing in FitBit and other health-related challenges.

Sankeerthana Amirneni


Sankeerthana is excited about the potential technology has to transform education, and as a full stack engineer, she works to make those improvements a reality.

Before working at ScootPad, Sankeerthana worked as an engineer developing applications for a few different industries. She earned her Master's in Computer Applications from India. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Tiffany Tran

UX Designer

After having worked in education from different angles, Tiffany realized the need to make edtech products more user-friendly so that any educator can maximize the power of technology in their classrooms. She is now designing for ScootPad, helping to make to make personalized learning more accessible and engaging for its users.

Previously, she was a research assistant for UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, a multimedia specialist at a low-income high school, and a volunteer elementary art teacher. She earned her Bachelor's in Sociology at UCLA. When she's not pushing pixels, she's doodling in her sketchbook, reading, or exploring new sceneries.

Research Advisory Board

Dr. Emma Brunskill

Department of Computer Science

Stanford University

Dr. Brunskill is a Computer Science professor at Stanford where she leads research in AI and Reinforcement Learning.

Dr. Karin Forsell

Department of Education

Stanford University

Dr. Forsell is the Director of Learning Design & Technology (LDT) program at Stanford where she leads research on education technology.

Dr. Rob Tibshirani

Department of Statistics

Stanford University

Dr. Tibshirani is a professor of statistics at Stanford where he leads research in data science and statistics and how they can bring scalable social change.

Board Of Directors

Brad Buss

Board Member & Advisor

Brad serves on the boards of ScootPad, Tesla Motors(TSLA), Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP) & Cavium (NASDAQ:CAVM).

Bharat Kumar

Co-Founder, ScootPad

Bharat is the founding CEO and board member of ScootPad since it's inception.

Maya Gadde

Co-Founder, ScootPad

Maya is the founding CTO and board member of ScootPad since it's inception.

Investors & Business Advisors

Ron Jancov

Investor & Business Executive

Ron is the CEO and Founder of GlobalLink1 Capital and was previously the CEO of Netlogic (NETL).

Michael Tate

Investor & Business Executive

Mike was the CFO at several companies including Netlogic (NETL) & Marvell (MRVL).

Abe Korgav

Investor & Business Executive

Abe was a business operations executive at several companies including Netlogic (NETL) recently.

John Keller

Investor & Serial Entrepreneur

John is a serial entrepreneur. He was the founder of Ranger Marketing GmbH (Europe).

Roland Cortes

Investor & Business Executive

Roland was a legal affairs executive at several companies including Netlogic (NETL) recently.

Kelvin Khoo

Investor & Business Executive

Kelvin was a business development executive at several companies including Netlogic (NETL) recently.

Work at ScootPad

Join us in our mission to create the future learning platform!


Open and collaborative team environment with continuous learning at the core.

Fast Paced

Creativity, risk taking, and laser focus on getting things done.


Talented colleagues, exciting problems to solve and freedom to implement your ideas.

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