Our Story

In April 2020, I was working for an education non-profit full-time, and my husband and I were both working from home. We were also facilitating virtual learning for one child and homeschooling two others. While I’ve always appreciated my special role in my children’s education, pandemic conditions prompted me to take my efforts up a notch...or maybe ten. I learned I needed a new vision if I wanted to be successful in supporting my children as learners while attending to all of life’s other demands. 

  

Around the same time, I started getting calls from friends, friends of friends, and educators seeking advice. Families wondering how they could better support their children from home and/or how best to work in collaboration with their children's teachers, and educators wondering how to connect and sustainably team with their families to nurture learning. Through all the conversations it was clear that families and educators around the country need personalized support to be more clear, confident, and connected as they nurture children’s growth and well-being. And that became Co-Teach's mission- to provide just that.  

Co-Teach works alongside parents and families, and the educators who partner with them, providing data, workshops, and coaching to enhance children's learning and well-being. Kr8 Ventures is part of our Co-Teach team and together we've built a platform and tools to empower educators and equip families to help children thrive.

It’s our honor to partner with you to help you achieve your goals and support your learners.

Gretchen Osodipe

Founder & CEO

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Our Team

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Margeaux Randolph

Product Management

Margeaux is co-founder of Kr8 Ventures and a former middle school math teacher and instructional coach. She led implementation of math software programs for I CAN Learn Education Systems in LAUSD, Inglewood Unified and Fontana USD. As project manager at Mursion, Inc., she designed, led operations and delivered over 2,500 VR simulations to train K-12 educators and Fortune 500 executives in soft skills and leadership development. Margeaux has also built data systems for education organizations such as Leading Educators, FirstLine Schools, and TNTP. As Chief Program Officer at Reframe Labs, an incubator for schools in Los Angeles. Margeaux is co-founder C-Tech and serves as the board of Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts. She is a graduate of M.I.T and USC.

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Massimiliano is a co-founder of Kr8 Ventures and has over 20 years of experience in software product development and operations. He has been working with early stage startups for several years and he is a partner at eCare Manage, Inc. a healthcare technology firm. He was previously the VP of Technology at Warner Bros.,  Massimiliano also taught AP Computer Science at Crossroads School in Santa Monica, CA for a semester and has a passion for sports: from running marathons, to playing soccer at varsity level, to tennis, to skiing and more recently triathlons (6-time Ironman 140.6 and 70.3 finisher). He has also volunteered as an interpreter for the Boston Athletic Association Press Office and coached Arlington Soccer Club Under 12 team.

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Massimiliano Gasparri

Technology

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Brittany Barbato

Video Producer

Brittany works alongside mission-driven organizations to create educational videos that share best practices; tell engaging stories; and inspire growth around literacy, learning, and wellness. During her time as a community food educator, Brittany developed and delivered strengths-based, trauma-aware culinary literacy lessons with youth and their families. This work informs her video production style today as she strives to develop relationships and spaces that are as inclusive, safe, and fun as possible for individuals of all ages. Brittany lives in Philadelphia where, once upon a time, she briefly played semi-professional soccer with the Philadelphia Liberty. While her knees have since gone, her love for the city has only grown.

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