We understand the importance of keeping your child entertained while developing reading and comprehension skills. We’re technologists who love the bleeding edge, but also have a passion for thoughtful design and a strong sense that software is supposed to make our *real* lives better.
We are actively on the lookout for talented people who have a passion for early learning and technological innovation. If you are interested in joining our team, please review our current job opportunities.
Michael is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Bookboard, Inc. He watched his kids’ daily interactions with tablet devices and noticed how immersed they were in the experience. Motivated by his desire to offer them higher quality “screen time,” Bookboard was born. In 2007, he co-founded ConnectSolutions, Inc., which he turned cash-flow positive in 4 months and profitable within 13 months. Michael has over 15-years of experience in software and technology development, specializing in user experience and real-time web communication technology.
Prior to ConnectSolutions, he led the Connect business through many releases at Adobe Systems, making it one of the top growth products for both Adobe and Macromedia. He also serves as an advisory board member of Balsamiq Studios, LLC. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his three children.
Nigel is a co-founder and serves as the product and technical lead of Bookboard, Inc. With 14-years experience spanning multimedia production, web platform architecture, real-time collaborative applications, and cutting edge UI, Nigel combines the finer details of User Experience with a “serious” Computer Science background. His track record in team and product leadership spans multiple 1.0 releases for Macromedia and Adobe.
Nigel is the holder of 5 US patents (11 more pending), and has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from University of Alberta, which he paid for working as head instructor at a private tutoring academy, teaching reading, math, and science to kids.
Fang, pronounced “fah-ng,” is a co-founder and does a little of everything for Bookboard, Inc. He observed his 2-year old son become completely proficient on the iPad within ten minutes, and instantly saw an opportunity to offer families and kids more enriching “screen time.” He has over 22- years of experience in software and technology development, and has been a key leader and contributor in many cloud-based initiatives at Intuit, Macromedia, then Adobe. More recently, he co-founded Adobe’s Collaboration Service, a Platform-as-a-Service for building multi-user, social applications that include video, audio, chat, etc.
Fang is a graduate of UC San Diego, and holds Master of Business Administration and Master of Engineering Management degrees from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and their son.