Our Team and Advisors
<h2>LifeLaunchr’s team is comprised of senior executives and advisers with deep experience in entrepreneurship, venture capital, technology and education.</h2>
LifeLaunchr’s Team: Management
Founder and CEO
Venkates Swaminathan (“Swami”) founded LifeLaunchr based in part on the experience he had with his daughter’s college search. He is a successful entrepreneur who has started and sold companies. He has a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.
Linda King is the President of The King Advantage, which provides college counseling to students and families in New York. She is also an Adjust Professor of College Counselor at Long Island University in New York, and was Director of Guidance at Croton-Harmon High School in New York. She has an M.S. in Educational Counseling from Sage Graduate School, and a B.A. in English from Russel Sage College.
LifeLaunchr’s Team: Directors and Advisers
Founder and CEO, Vocareum
Sanjay Srivastava is a member of LifeLaunchr’s Board of Directors, and the founder and CEO of Vocareum. Prior to this, he was the founder and CEO of Denali Software, which was acquired by Cadence Design Systems, Inc. He has an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Associate Partner, New Schools Venture Fund
Esther Tricoche is an adviser to LifeLaunchr, and an Associate Partner at New Schools Venture Fund. She was selected as one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Education in 2016, and was a founding team member for the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. She has a B.A. in Cognitive Science and Neuroscience from Rice University.
Investor-Advisor, The Batchery and Advisor, Tech Futures Group
Reena Jadhav is an adviser to LifeLaunchr and a speaker, startup coach, investor and 5 time entrepreneur with a passion for disruptive ideas that transform the human experience and create meaningful lasting change. She is currently investor and advisor at the Batchery.io accelerator, EIR Tech Futures Group, and Venture Advisor at iGate Incubator. She is also the founder of StartupDen, a virtual incubator for first time founders to learn the blue print for launching a startup in the “8 Weeks to Launch” startup bootcamp. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.Sc. in Marketing from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Management.
Social Impact-Oriented Entrepreneur
Eric Frothingham was one of the founders of LifeLaunchr and is now an adviser to the company. He has a distinguished background as an entrepreneur, executive, and advisor to numerous organizations focused on social impact, including OneWorld Futbol, Aspire, and NightFire Software. He has a M.Ed. in Educational Counseling from the University of Oregon and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.