Enlighten AI’s mission is to put the power of AI in the hands of educators,
equipping them to enhance their impact and make their work more sustainable.
Teachers are irreplaceable
We believe that the expertise, compassion, and dedication of teachers cannot be replaced by technology. AI should be utilized as a tool to enhance their capabilities, allowing them to focus on high-impact tasks that only they can do.
Feedback is the heart of learning
We believe personalized, timely, and high-quality feedback is crucial to student achievement. By fixing the feedback loop, we can empower students to grow their writing skills, boost their confidence, and become more effective communicators.
Educators need more time, and
deserve to spend it on what matters
We believe that teachers’ time is invaluable, and aim to equip educators with tools that enable them to get more done in less time, focusing on the work that’s truly worthy of their knowledge, skills, and expertise.
AI should be a tool in
We believe that AI has the potential to positively impact schools, and that teachers and school leaders can, should, and will shape how it is used. We keep educators in the driver’s seat, empowering them to tailor our tools to their classrooms and needs.
Our team fuses unique educational and technical expertise,
bringing you a one-of-a-kind tool that meets educators’ needs.
Co-Founder & CEO
Gautam is a former US History teacher, Principal, and social impact entrepreneur. Most recently, he founded and was the Executive Director at Invictus Academy of Richmond, a high-performing independent charter school in the East Bay Area in California. He graduated from Stanford in 2010 and earned his MBA from the University of Michigan in 2016.
Co-Founder & COO
TyAnthony is a former 4th grade teacher, Principal, and social impact entrepreneur. He founded and served as COO for Vox Collegiate of Los Angeles, a high-performing independent charter school in South Los Angeles, CA. TyAnthony graduated from Yale in 2009, and earned his JD from Harvard Law in 2015.
Head of Engineering
Praveen is a seasoned technology leader and full-stack software engineer with over 20 years of experience. During his career, he has served in roles ranging from lead developer to CTO across a range of companies and domains. He graduated from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science in India in 1998, and earned his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in 2000.
Sukidhar is a recent graduate who loves programming and is hungry to build great products. In college, Sukidhar acquired full-stack engineering skills, and grew a passion for the Elixir programming language. He is excited about applying the latest technology to power Enlighten AI’s products. He graduated from the Manipal Institute of Technology in 2022.