OUR FOUNDERS

Extensive experience in building products for students and universities

Pathrise Founder Kevin Wu

Kevin Wu

CEO & CAREER ADVISOR

Before founding Pathrise, Kevin had already spent several years building products for students and universities, including creating a study app used by tens of thousands of students across multiple universities and directing an award-winning nonprofit that helps students gain experience through real-world projects. Before discovering his passion for student career development, Kevin worked at industry-leading tech companies, most notably in Product at Yelp and Engineering at Salesforce.

Derrick Mar

CTO & TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Before tackling the challenge of building the technical infrastructure of Pathrise, Derrick was a software engineer at Facebook, where he was one of the founding engineers of the team responsible for the first ever 3D Facebook posts. Before that, Derrick explored the intersection of AI and education, founding AI Grading, a platform that optimizes the grading and analysis of student practice exams in the test prep industry, and also working as one of the earliest software engineers at Gradescope.

Pathrise Founder Derrick Mar

Derrick Mar

CTO & TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Before tackling the challenge of building the technical infrastructure of Pathrise, Derrick was a software engineer at Facebook, where he was one of the founding members of the team responsible for the first ever 3D Facebook posts. Before that, Derrick explored the intersection of AI and edtech, founding AI Grading, a platform that optimizes the grading and analysis of student practice exams in the test prep industry, and also working as one of the earliest software engineers at Gradescope.

Our other advisors consist of a select group of full-time and volunteer industry experts.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

The driving beliefs behind Pathrise are listed in our manifesto

OUR INVESTORS

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