SkillStore

by Ahtesham HashmiFeb 25, 2016


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Startup NameSkillStore
What problem are you solving?So they can stop wasting tens of billions of dollars on corporate training each year, and start actually building the skills they seek.
What is your solution?SkillStore’s social-learning app helps professionals develop great business skills so their companies can drive great results. SkillStore enables active, experiential learning through interactive video-based practice with peers to build leadership, communications and management skills that is both effective and scalable. SkillStore’s app can be accessed anywhere – over the Web or on mobile devices – to build a range of soft skills. From hiring to leading teams, communications, change management, and beyond, SkillStore can help build a broad range of interpersonal skills needed for career success.Users in over 40 countries access SkillStore from their laptops, smartphones or tablets for a variety of soft skills training. Its cloud-based service can be deployed within minutes by companies ranging from Fortune 500 to startups.
Target MarketBusinesses
How will you make money?Free
Tell us about the market & founders, why is this a great opportunity?Srikant Vasan, co-founder & CEO
Srikant was the founder and President of Portmont College at Mount St. Mary’s, a non-profit college designed to help motivated students gain quality college degrees more affordably. Before Portmont, Srikant was the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence and a Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Earlier, he was co-founder & CEO of StorePerform Technologies (the leading provider of retail performance management software), co-founder & CEO of KBkids/eToys (a leading e-commerce company), a founding team member and director of business development of MediaOne, and a consultant at McKinsey & Co. He has an MBA from the Wharton School and a BS (Electrical Engineering) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.David Johnson, co-founder & CTO
David has extensive experience in the software industry, including executive and technical management, software architecture and engineering, program management, and product design. He has been a founding or early employee at seven startups, and has worked in large enterprises. His specialties include software architecture and engineering for enterprise and commercial software, web/RESTful services, mobile applications, program management, networking and security, internationalization, and embedded systems. Besides Portmont College and StorePerform Technologies (where he worked with Srikant and Ann Marie), David has held technology leadership positions at UsingMiles.com, Mocapay, Microsoft and U S West Advanced Technologies. He has a BSEE from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Ann Marie O’Connor, co-founder & VP Product
Ann Marie has 20 years of experience in the software industry including Director and VP level positions at a wide range of companies – from venture-backed startups and non-profits to private and publicly listed companies. Her expertise includes product management, strategic business development, operations, industry marketing, analytics, user experience design, and mobile application design. Besides Portmont College and StorePerform Technologies (where she worked with Srikant and David), Ann Marie had held product leadership positions at RedPrairie, Ecovate, Vertel and Retix. She has a Bachelor’s degree in computer applications/software from Dublin City University.

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Websitewww.skillstore.com
Twitter Handle@SkillStore
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