LTG is revolutionizing the test prep industry. By making test prep accessible, adaptable, affordable, social, and personalized through a mobile experience that students love, we empower students around the world to reach their professional goals and we open up more business for tutors. The platform, created by a team from MIT, MIT Sloan, and Harvard, allows students to study comprehensive lessons, practice questions, test skills, play brain-training games and connect with certified tutors worldwide. Since our inception in 2013, Prep4GMAT has prepared over 160,000 students from over 160 countries for the GMAT.
A consummate hard worker, Elad brought his vision of mobile education to life while balancing the demands of running LTG with the coursework of MIT Sloan School of Management. This same grit drove his success as a standout basketball player in his native country of Israel, where he played professionally. In between, Elad spent 5 years as a software technologist for leading high-tech companies such as GE and Intel. Elad holds a BSc in Information Systems Engineering from the Technion and is a passionate snowboarder.
With over 10 years of experience in development and management, Roi joined LTG to lead and guide the R&D team in Tel-Aviv and help shape the face of the company as a top service in the test prep market.
At LTG Miri is focused on the visual design of the app and how users interact with it. Prior to joining LTG, Miri was the lead UX/UI designer at Rethink Robotics where she designed experiences and interfaces that make it easy for anyone (yes, even her Mom) to train a humanoid robot. Whether designing user experiences for connected homes, medical devices or mobile fitness apps, which Miri did as an independent designer prior to Rethink, Miri's goal has always been to take smart technologies and create simple and pleasurable experiences for the users who interact with those products. Miri received her BFA in Art and Design from the Beit Berl School of Art. Miri loves to travel and spends her time with her family between Boston and Tel Aviv with as many days in NY as possible.
After 7 years as a nonprofit entrepreneur and educator in cross-cultural leadership development, Spencer spent time consulting and did his INSEAD MBA in Asia and Europe. All the while, he enjoyed teaching and application coaching with a well-known test prep company, and happily joined LTG to help make test prep accessible and rewarding for all. Spencer brings a Harvard GSE teaching credential, Harvard chemistry BA, and 770 GMAT score. He is an avid musician and is devoted to his wife and twins.
Shaun helped LTG source and secure its first fund money from investors, and he currently heads the company’s business development in China. This work comes in addition to the development of his thesis as a scholarship PhD candidate of engineering in MIT’s Material Sciences department. Before MIT, he spent his undergraduate years at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and in his leisure time he loves traveling and photography.
Bringing over 8 years of experience in product management, Gilad joined LTG to lead product management in Tel-Aviv and help shape LTG’s next line of products. Gilad holds an MBA with honors and specialized in digital marketing and advertising to compliment his BA in digital marketing. As a product manager he has extensive knowledge of product life cycle management and development fields. In his leisure time, he loves sports and watching movies.
Searching for his life’s passion, Asaf earned a BSc in mechanical engineering from the Technion and then headed the foreign exchange desk of a large finance firm where he discovered his interest in the Internet. He left the firm to pursue this passion, starting at a small forex website and then gaining more experience at a big marketing company. Asaf focuses on online marketing and growth hacking, using innovation and creative thinking to accelerate performance.
Nika is a passionate graphic designer who’s always trying to think outside of the box and dare greatly, both in life and design. A recent graduate of the Holon Institute of Technology, she specializes in design and final cut for iOS and Android applications. She’s a self-learner who loves music, film, art, and design and enjoys diving into and combining these subjects. Nika is a believer in teamwork that develops creativity and innovation while contributing to personal growth.
Marissa graduated from Boston University with a degree in advertising and minor in sociology. She has international experience in marketing as well as social media. Marissa loves traveling, tweeting, and exploring beautiful Boston.
Since graduating from Duke University, Sean has led an itinerant life with stints in Northern Ireland, Argentina, North Carolina and Las Vegas. He now helps spearhead LTG’s marketing and branding as well assists in content development and strategy. Before moving east, he worked in Las Vegas, his quasi-hometown, as an editor for a content creation company, editing and producing copy for major U.S retailers and news agencies.
Omri holds a BSc in industrial engineering with a specialization in information systems from the Technion, Israel. He’s an experienced programmer with specializations in a range of fields. Prior to LTG, Omri served in an elite unit in the IDF, and in his free time he plays in a band and scales boulders.
LTG’s weekly employee of the month, Itzhak graduated with a BSc in Computer Science from the Technion in Israel where he was named to the Dean's list three times. After earning his degree, he worked at Intel Israel, the American multinational semiconductor chip maker, where he helped develop new WIFI technologies. Itzhak has extensive knowledge in programming, building mobile apps and websites.
Daniel gained programming expertise from working on Microsoft web technologies such as databases, servers and net clients and has since transitioned to iPhone programming in objective-c, which led to a variety of iOS projects. When not programming, Daniel loves to create posters and magnets that he designs and draws on his iPad. He enjoys taking classes to learn traditional drawing techniques.
Jonathan specializes in web and Android development for LTG drawing upon his experience working for small and large companies as an Android developer and as a web and mobile developer. A graduate of Ben Gurion with a degree in communication systems, Jonathan is a passionate about fitness, gaming, comics and programming, of course. He’s also a vetted traveler. After serving in the IDF, he explored South America for two years.
Orel is a people person. He believes in the power of collaboration and is inspired to create products that people actually use and enjoy. The first Android app he developed is used by more than 250,000 people around the globe. When not programming, Orel spends his time with his son and daughter. He also loves music and used to compose songs on his guitar when he was younger.
Shani lives in Jerusalem where he’s raising his two adorable kids. As a programmer, he was a late bloomer, only joining the field 10 years ago after a previous career in teaching. He holds a B.A. in Archaeology and Ancient Eastern History and a M.A. in Education and Instructional Design. Shani has developed iOS apps as an independent developer. Most recently he created a poetry app for an association of Jerusalem poets. Shani loves music, woodworking, and traveling.
An optimist and team player, Igor seeks to create a positive work environment as one of LTG’s iOS developers. His passion for learning and improving day by day helps him stay productive and efficient. During his free time, Igor enjoys playing ping pong; walking along the seashore; reading books, articles or computer science news; and playing video games. He’s a fan of great design and street art.
A graduate of the college of management academic studies, Itai received his B.A. in accounting and business in 2008, and for the last eight years he’s been a practicing accountant. He now uses his accountant skills to head LTG’s quality assurance. Itai has been happily married since 2013 and is looking forward to expanding his family. Outside of work, he loves watching new movies and traveling abroad.
Ellie graduated from Northeastern with a degree in psychology. She wears a variety of hats at LTG - from HR to recruiting to office management. In her spare time she enjoys live music, going to the beach, and cooking for her friends and family.
TAL Education Group is a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. The acronym “TAL” stands for “Tomorrow Advancing Life,” which reflects our vision to promote top learning opportunities for K-12 students in China through both high-quality teaching and content, as well as leading edge application of technology in the education experience. TAL Education Group offers comprehensive tutoring services to students from pre-school to the twelfth grade through three flexible class formats: small classes, personalized premium services, and online courses.
Atlas Venture is an early stage venture capital firm that invests in promising entrepreneurs focusing on life sciences and technology innovation. Since inception in 1980, its partners have helped build over 350 companies. For more information, visit Atlas’ website at www.atlasventure.com. Jeff Fagnan, who lead the investment, is a partner in the technology group and focuses on emerging companies in enterprise and internet infrastructure. Prior to Atlas, Jeff was a partner with Seed Capital. Stylistically, Jeff is well known as a founding investor and has worked with many companies since inception. He's a prominent speaker on innovation and founded TUGG, a crowdsourced philanthropy network dedicated to catalyzing social entrepreneurship.
ZhenFund is a seed fund founded by Xu Xiaoping (Bob) and Wang Qiang (Victor), co-founders of New Oriental Education & Technology Group (NYSE: EDU), along with Sequoia Capital China. ZhenFund focuses on seed stage investments in TMT sectors such as the internet of things, mobile, gaming, enterprise, O2O, e-commerce as well as education. Some of ZhenFund companies include Jiayuan (Nasdaq: DATE), Lightinthebox (Nasdaq: LITB), Jumei (NYSE: JMEI), 17zuoye, Meilele, Zhaogang, Dayima, and 51talk. Xu Xiaoping (Bob Xu), who lead the investment at LTG, is one of China's foremost angel investors and founder of ZhenFund. Prior to founding ZhenFund, Xu Xiaoping was a co-founder and the former Vice Chairman of New Oriental Education & Technology Group (NYSE: EDU), the largest provider of private education in China.
Jamie McCourt, formerly Co-Owner, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, attorney and philanthropist. Her investment firm, Jamie Enterprises, principally invests in high-value real estate, biotechnology ventures, and early-stage technology start-ups. She was an early stage investor in ZipCar, now the nation’s largest peer-to-peer car sharing service.
Mingming Huang is one of the top angel investors in China. As an experienced entrepreneur, Mingming Huang brings more than 18 years experience in high-tech industry. Mingming has co-founded zcom, flashget, and kanbox which is a leading Cloud-Computing company acquired by Alibaba. Prior to that, Mingming was a partner in 265.com, which he managed sold to Google in 2007. As an active angel investor, Mingming invested in some of the most prominent technology startups in China. His portfolios includes Gamekoo (which was acquired by Borui at more than US $250 million in 2013), Autohome (NYSE listed) and Verycd (a leading web game company with more than US $200 million annual revenue).
Margot Lebenberg Carter is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary for RealPage, Inc., and oversees all of the company’s legal affairs. Before joining RealPage, Lebenberg Carter served as president of Living Mountain Capital L.L.C., a business advisory firm she founded in 1998 specializing in corporate development, strategic alliances, acquisitions, board directorships and restructurings. Prior to Living Mountain Capital, Lebenberg Carter served as EVP, General Counsel and Secretary for The Princeton Review, Inc., through the sale to Bain Capital.
Samuel “Mooly” Dinnar is an entrepreneurial executive who was part of two technology start-ups that grew to revolutionize their industry. He is also a venture capitalist, strategy consultant and negotiations trainer. Dinnar consults investors and companies, serves on several boards and teaches at the Harvard Negotiations Institute.
YONGJIN GROUP, established in 1995, is one of the companies that firstly concentrating on private equity investment. Now, it has developed into a holding group company focusing on the financial service, private equity investment and medical industry. YONGJIN GROUP now owns the proprietary of nearly RMB 30 billion, RMB 400 billion of AUM (Assets under Management), 6300 employees and achieves the annual profit of RMB 1.3 billion.
Edward Roberts is the David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology, and the founder and chair of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is an expert in advanced technology management and entrepreneurship, a serial high-tech entrepreneur, and a leading angel investor.
Tarlin Ray is Head of Admissions of Metis and a Vice President at Kaplan Test Prep. Tarlin has held leadership positions in several early stage companies for over 15 years.
Yaron Aizenbud is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in engineering, product marketing and business. He has served in senior executive roles in several successful start-ups, including Anagog, Extreme Reality, PortAuthority, Magnifire and Followap. He worked at the IBM Research Lab and at Intel Inc. as a research fellow and senior software engineer. Yaron holds a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering, and a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Howard Anderson is the founder of The Yankee Group and the co-founder of Battery Venture Capital. He was until recently the Bill Porter (1967) Distinguished Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Mr. Israel Ganot serves as an Advisor of Abe's Market, Co. Mr. Ganot co-founded Second Rotation, Inc. in 2004 and served as its Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Ganot served as the Chief Operating Officer of Gazelle He has a very strong background of 18 years experience in eCommerce and offline retail to the Second Rotation Team. He held senior positions at eBay, where he helped build the world's largest online marketplace.