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About Hello Genius

Theres nothing quite as fulfilling as the experience of being a parent, raising children, and being there to help them find their way through life. As parents, we have the extraordinary pleasure of teaching our children about the world and helping them discover what they’re passionate about.

Hello Genius was designed to help us be the best parents we can be. It’s the first platform built for parents to learn about their children as much as for their children to learn. Founded by thought leaders in education, parenting, and technology, the Hello Genius app is a safe platform enabling kids to explore knowledge, reveal their passions, and help parents be there for every step of the journey.

Meet the Team

Lee Daley, FRSA

Co-Founder, Chief Strategist, and Chairman

Chairman Lee is an expert in business strategy, brand and communications, marketing, and strategic alliances. He has 34 years of business experience and more than 25 years in global consumer and B2B brand experience. Lee was the Chairman & CEO Saatchi & Saatchi UK, Global Chief Strategy Officer of McCann-Erickson, CEO and Chief Strategy Officer of Red Cell Network (WPP). He has 10 years of experience in technology consulting and advisory with companies that include McLaren Technology Group, Ronoc Asia, Equidate, Boxed, and Global Logic.

Jack Lee

Co-Founder and CEO

Jack has over 20 years of operational leadership and P&L responsibility in global technology companies. He was the general manager of Microsoft USA and Greater China, the Vice President of Lenovo COO Emerging Markets and the Corporate Vice President of China, Middle East & Africa and HK/Taiwan/Korea, the Managing Director for Ariba (now SAP) Greater China, and the Group President of Tecsync Global.

Anne Key

Board Director

Anne Key is an entrepreneur and business owner with nearly 25 years of experience advocating for the homeschooling community. With the opportunity homeschooling offered, Anne encouraged her sons to discover and pursue their passions and thus helped them launch their successful digital career through the Collins Key YouTube channel, which has over 22M+ subscribers and over 5 billion+ lifetime views. Anne and her family founded KeyperCompany, a leading new media organization, where she serves as the Director of Communications and Head of Human Resources. Prior to Keyper Company, Anne was the Operations Manager and Project Coordinator for 11H Entertainment, which produced live high-end entertainment for corporate and social events.

Jens Zimmermann, MBA (Harvard)

Board Director

Jens Zimmermann enjoyed success as a senior investment and private equity manager and entrepreneur. Sits on for-profit and non-for-profit boards, including several of world’s largest private education groups: Director of ADvTECH, African education group, and Beaconhouse, leading school network across EMEA , Asia and UK with over 300,000 students. Advisory Board of Kaizen Private Equity, education-focused firm with emphasis on emerging markets and mainly invested in India. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Professor Ger Graus, OBE

Professor Ger Graus, OBE

Board Director

Professor Ger Graus is a renowned figure in the field of education. Described as a brilliant educational thinker, a pioneer and visionary and celebrated for his passion for making a positive impact on the lives of all children. Professor Graus focuses on the ‘whole child’ and the importance of real world experiences. Professor Graus is the Global Director of Education at KidZania, a driver of innovation such as ‘The Global Barometer of Children’s Aspirations’. The founding CEO of the much awarded Children’s University, Ger was honored with the Education Leadership Award by the World Education Congress in 2018. Ger is a Visiting Professor at the University Higher School of Economics in Moscow and advises organizations and school groups and colleges of higher education globally on the learning agenda, including the OECD, Qatar Foundation, Bett Global Education Council, Instituto Ayrton Senna, Sheikh Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai,Discovery Education, Dorling Kindersley, Fox21 and Atlantic Productions. He was awarded an OBE by The Queen in 2014 for his ‘services to children’.
Rasha Khawaja

Rasha Khawaja

Board Director

Rasha Khawaja is the Founder of The Toucan Project and Co-Chair of the Saïd Foundation. She studied Psychiatry and Cognitive Science at Brown University. She received further education from both Oxford University and Cambridge University. She is on the board of the Oxford Business School and Oxford Global Leadership Council and is the Founding Ambassador of the Prince’s Trust #WomenSupportingWomen Council. She works closely with both Save The Children and the International Rescue Committee. Rasha is a devoted mother of four and also sits on the board of her family’s charity, ‘The Saïd Foundation’.

Tarun Tyagi

Chief Technology Officer

Tarun is a tech evangelist and full stack developer with 12 years of consulting experience. As a team member, product architect, or head of engineering, Tarun has delivered 25 tech products that include web, mobile and desktop in different domains of education, finance and treasury, health, asset management, IaaS, SaaS, resource planning, SCM, and HRMS in his lifetime being a team member or Product Architect or Engineering Head. Tarun is a startup enthusiast and loves training people in technology. He has an undergraduate degree in mathematics and a postgraduate degree in computer science.

India Rose Matharu-Daley, MA (Cantab)

Founding Team Member and Strategic Advisor

India was our first project manager. With the executive, software, and design teams, India helped shape our vision and execution from the very start of our journey. She maintains an active role with Hello Genius while pursuing an MBA in Sustainability Solutions at Presidio Graduate School. India is an advocate of environmental protection and social justice, particularly in education and equality for women. She graduated with a double first-class degree from the University of Cambridge.

Walter Daley

Creative Content Director

Walt Daley was the proverbial academic struggler until one day he picked up his Father’s camera and his life changed. Creativity and self-expression allowed him to blossom where geography and biology had left him cold. His school life changed to focus on the arts at Hurtwood House School in England and then at Dub Spot electronic music school in New York where he studied for the Master’s Certificate. Finally, Walt attended the British Institute of Modern Music where he was awarded a First Class Degree and the prize for outstanding achievement in Music Production. He now creates content for Hello Genius across all media, photography, film and video ,and composes original music for the brand. He is also a composer, writer, producer and vocal artist of music in the RnB,hip hop and EDM genres.

Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D

(1950-2020)

We were heartbroken at the passing of Sir Ken Robinson, a beloved member of the Hello Genius family, in 2020. Sir Ken was an early advisor to Hello Genius and sat on our board of directors. Sir Ken was an internationally recognized leader in education and creativity. More than 400 million people in more than 160 countries have watched Sir Ken’s TED talks, making him the most watched speaker in the organization’s history. His books on creativity, learning, children, and schools have sold over 100 million copies. Over his illustrious career, Sir Ken advised governments, corporations, and educational systems. He was the recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Medal, the Nelson Mandela Changemaker Award, and the LEGO Prize for Achievement in Education. We based the thesis for Hello Genius on Sir Ken’s theories, ethos, and spirit. We aim to adhere to his pioneering principles as we go forward. Rest in peace, our beloved friend.

Connect with Your Child Like Never Before

Hello Genius uniquely enables parents to bond with and inspire children across the dinner table or across the world. Never miss a moment to learn and connect with your kids, even through busy work schedules and business trips.

The AI of Hello Genius represents a tremendous leap in learning technology. Everything your child chooses to read and see tells us a little more about their interests and the kinds of topics that motivate them to learn. Use these insights for inspired parent-child activities that will help shape the person your child grows up to be. The parent bond is key to a child’s confidence, resilience and happiness. Equally, we believe parents should be as free from anxiety as possible and we want to offer tools to make them as connected and enriched as possible, even when work and the demands of life mean long hours away from their children.

Where Will this Learning Adventure Take You?

The Hello Genius learning ecosystem empowers your child to explore freely on their own terms with an extensive library of interactive media to captivate their interest. Invest in an online learning adventure that will bring your family closer together and inspire exciting new interests. Sign up for Hello Genius!