Jobs at Motion Math

Learning games for mobile

 
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Founders
Jacob Klein
Team member of @Motion Math.
Gabriel Adauto
Team member of @Motion Math.
Product

Motion Math's mission is to help kids find delight in intellectual challenge. We take the central concepts of K-6 math and create the "gold standard for mobile learning games," according to the President of Scholastic. Founded by engineers and educators from Stanford School of Education's Learning, Design, Technology program, Motion Math's suite of eight apps has received rave reviews, over 3M total downloads, break-even revenue, 4 Parents' Choice Awards, a Spark Design award, and many others. The first efficacy study for a tablet educational app examined Motion Math: Fractions; the published research found the game improved test scores 15% and attitudes towards fractions by 10%. Backed by a world-class group of investors, including Mitch Kapor, NewSchools Venture Fund, Ulu Ventures, 500 Startups, and Mike Wood (the founder of LeapFrog), and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Noyce Foundation, we've been featured in PBS's NewsHour, Time, WSJ, Forbes, and the NYT.

Why Us?

Motion Math creates fun learning games that let kids play with numbers. If you want to use your engineering skills to advance learning, you'll want to join our team; all three of our award-winning iOS math games have pushed the boundaries of the platform - we've made the first learning game to use the accelerometer, the most interactive number line ever, the first game to feature instant addition, and we're just getting started. But we're not only making innovative, fun apps, we're also raising the bar for rigor: Motion Math was the *first* educational app to be studied in a formal efficacy study. Watch a two minute TV piece on us at http://bit.ly/abcmotionmath to learn more.

Our reputation and success have opened new doors: Motion Math was recently awarded a significant grant from the Gates Foundation to create the first language between mobile games and learning. We need an engineer that can help us define and refine this vision. The pilot of this platform uses the following stack: Scala (business logic), AngularJS (client-side logic), AWS (server/security/etc.), and MongoDB. Given that you will be responsible for implementing in this stack, you should be familiar with these technologies; however, we're open to modifications based on your past experience and compelling arguments.

We're backed by a world-class group of angel investors, including Mitch Kapor, Dave McClure, and Mike Wood (the founder of LeapFrog), and we've been featured in TechCrunch, Wired, WSJ, Forbes, and the NYT. Most importantly: kids, parents, and teachers love our products. Our co-founders are both educators who code. We're currently 5 people and we're looking for a few more brilliant engineers to join our founding team; if you want to pioneer mobile education, there's no place where you'll have more fun or more impact.

Vitals
Location
San Francisco
Size
1-10 employees
Funding
Seed in 2011 (Unknown Amount)
Markets
Mobile, Games, Education, K-12 Education
Links

Motion Math Jobs

developer
Full-stack Developer
$115K – $150K Salary
0.2% – 1.0% Equity
Full Time · San Francisco

Investors

Weiying Ding
Weiying Ding
Partner @ TEEC Angel Fund
Investments
9Slides, Motion Math, NetPlenish, Launchpad Toys, geeklist, Xola, Kloudless, Rapt Media, GymPact, Love With Food, MixRank, Chewse, MyHealthTeams, PharmaSecure, Lex Machina, TEEC Angel Fund, Citus Data, Mayvenn, Wefunder, Watchup, Watsi, TrustGo, eShares, FlightCar, Iterable, IfYouCan
Michael Kinsbergen
Michael Kinsbergen
CEO AFC Ajax. Fmr CEO @Nedstat (now part of @comScore)
Investments
LawPivot, Artsy, Motion Math, SolarNexus, Pen io, 500friends, WaterSmart Software, drumbi, Mowingo, Visually, EAT Club, Ark, New Hive
Maneesh Arora
Maneesh Arora
CEO+Cofounder @MightyText. @Google (PM on Consumer, Ads), @Zynga (PM). @Google Founders Award: AdSense.b4:Enterprise software. CS degree @UCLA. #PRODUCTBUILDER
Investments
ecomom, Humanoid (Acquired by CloudFactory), MindSnacks, 500 Startups, AwayFind, Motion Math, Craft Coffee, Tout, BugHerd, CareDox, PostRocket, AngelList, Meet Gatsby, Postmates, PerkHub, ReadyForZero, FastCustomer, 9GAG, Hipset, Buffer, Lovely, Safe Shepherd, Remind101, Circa, Vaurum, LilGreenPatch, Movity, Republic Project, Yogome, Tokyo Otaku Mode, Kidblog, Cucumbertown, App.io, eShares, Slant, Sensor Tower, attune
Mitch Kapor
Mitch Kapor
Lotus_Devel_Corp founder built from 0 to $200MM in 3 yrs. Co-founder EFF. Founding Chair @Mozilla. Investor: @Twilio, @Uber, @Inkling, @ClassDojo ,@Clever,@Optimizely,@Formlabs
Investments
WePow, Socialize, Gengo, CardMunch, Humanoid (Acquired by CloudFactory), Relevvant, InternMatch, Stumpwise, MindSnacks, 500 Startups, Proven, Yobongo, Hipster, Brilliant, Motion Math, Magoosh, Chromatik, Captricity, StyleSeek, Vittana, AngelList, Saygent, SPROUT, 955 Dreams, Modria, Omada Health, Life360, Sparked, BeCouply, Blockboard, Uber, Dropcam, MileWise, Formlabs, Coffee & Power, ColorModules, AppMakr, Asana, Bit.ly, Hello Chair, Posterous, Stickybits, StumbleUpon, Twilio, Wikia, Cardpool, Wavii (acquired by Google), Real Networks, Get Satisfaction, Inkling, Flowtown, Optimizely, ShareThis, Federated Media, Dapper, Bitly, Linden Lab, Odeo, Mozilla, Luxr.co, ClassDojo, Sunglass, TuneIn (Twitter Client), ePals, StandardNine, Desmos, Good Eggs, Junyo, Catchafire, Pigeonly, Front Row Education, Clever, NoRedink, OKpanda, SoundFocus, 500 Startups Fund I Annex, CodeHS
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Kapor Capital
investing in positive social impact startups
Investments
WePow, Gengo, Relevvant, InternMatch, Gojee, Fundly, Proven, Motion Math, Magoosh, Chromatik, Captricity, AngelList, Saygent, 955 Dreams, Visually, Life360, Sparked, Uber, Mytonomy, Dropcam, SendHub, Ginger.io, Formlabs, Love With Food, Mailbox, Asana, Bit.ly, PayNearMe, Chirply, Karmaloop, Linden Lab, Engrade, University Now, Peel, Piazza, Luxr.co, Omada Health, Citrus Lane, Elation EMR, Visual.ly, ClassDojo, Sunglass, Desmos, The Extraordinaries, Regalii, Healthloop, LendUp, FounderDating, Pigeonly, Mercaris, Clever, NoRedink, UniversityNow, UniversityNow, OKpanda, GetSatisfaction, Schoolzilla, SoundFocus, Accredible, Gobstopper, Tinybop, Zoobean, LocoMotive Labs, NovoEd, Newsela, Plum Perfect, LLC, CodeHS, High Fidelity, hopscotch, Applauze, Human Diagnosis Project, Future Advisor, Fieldbook
Enrique Allen
Enrique Allen
Founding member of @Designer Fund & 500 Startups. Previously @Facebook Fund & Venrock. Teach at @Stanford design school & former @Stanford Persuasive Tech Lab.
Investments
Baydin, Curios.me, CardMunch, AppRats, InternMatch, MindSnacks, Punchd, Proven, Motion Math, LaunchRock, Zerply, 955 Dreams, Visually, SimplePrints, Culture Kitchen, From.Us, Mosaic, Tiny Post, AKSEL PARIS, The Noun Project

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