Company

The world of training, learning and collaboration has changed. Information is not only readily available, it’s overwhelming. As individuals learn and create knowledge, valuable time and energy is being wasted as they recreate the wheel time after time. Knowledge continues to get stuck in silos. Most learning is never tracked.

Imagine a solution where through online communities your stakeholders can become active participants in creating a culture of scalable learning. Imagine being able to leverage the learning of your top performers and track emergent knowledge.

The BraveNew platform enables scalable learning by powering engaging online spaces for professional communities to share knowledge. BraveNew powered communities enable multi-stakeholder groups to quickly assemble fully tagged, searchable knowledge bases leveraging machine-aided and peer-to-peer content curation.

Through a design thinking methodology, peer-to-peer learning environments, and deep analytics BraveNew is revolutionizing how knowledge can be shared and scaled. BraveNew helps organizations intelligently break down the knowledge silos and create a culture of scalable learning. Silos cost time, money and energy through constantly reinventing the wheel. BraveNew Communities empower learners to become participants and producers of knowledge rather than merely consumers of content.

All knowledge workers continuously learn on the job, but most of this learning is never tracked or shared. We are solving this by combining a simple sharing environment with knowledge content contributed by individual participants, organizational participants, and machine-aided community editors. Through Machine Learning technology, BraveNew enables any digital content to become contextualized and collaborative. Members share, build and evolve knowledge around a common purpose whilst gaining recognition. This enables organizations to launch and leverage purpose specific knowledge bases in a fraction of the time compared to historical solutions.

Vision

A world where every professional community can achieve its collective potential.

Mission

BraveNew facilitates intelligent knowledge sharing through engaging online environments for professional communities.

Customers

BraveNew clients include a host of Fortune 1000 companies, foundations, academic institutions and larger multistakeholder collaboratives. Our Fortune 1000 clients include companies such as GE, Genentech, and Mercer. Our Foundation clients include Career Ladders Project and IRI. Our Academic institution clients include Dell Medical School and The University of Texas At Austin; We also power Collaboratives for organizations such as the Institute of Healthcare Improvement and the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement. Some of our corporate clients remain confidential.

Management Team

Lucian Tarnowski

Lucian Tarnowski

Chief Executive Officer

Lucian Tarnowski is Chief Executive Officer and the founder of BraveNew. He leads the company in its mission to enable collaborative learning by creating engaging online spaces for professional communities to share knowledge. Involved in vocational education since the age of nine, his passion for using technology and communities to disrupt the way people learn led him to found BraveNew during his final year at University of Edinburgh.

Lucian has been honoured as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum and was the 2009 winner of the Global Enterprising Young Brit. He’s served on the Steering Board on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Talent Mobility. He sits on the Board of Innovate Educate, a US Foundation that takes a demand driven approach to solving the skills gap. He has spoken at gatherings such as Davos, TEDx, the China Digital Summit and for companies such as Coca-Cola, Oracle, Pearson, IBM and PWC.

Lucian earned a M.A. in Religious Studies from The University of Edinburgh


Master Burnett

Master Burnett

Director of Strategy

Master Burnett is Director of Strategy at BraveNew. He has been instrumental in BraveNew's growth and development and is responsible for managing the company's relationships with customers, as well as our high-level product design.

Prior to joining the company, Master spent 15 years in progressive talent management related roles including 10 years with the internationally-known HR thought leadership firm of Dr.John Sullivan & Associates. Having worked with organizations in more than 42 countries and on every continent, Master brings knowledge and understanding of the world’s emerging workforce issues that will be vital in informing next generation solutions.

Master earned a B.S. in Human Resource Management from San Francisco State University


Carl Roett

Carl Roett

Director of Engineering

Carl Roett is Director of Engineering at BraveNew. He is the architect behind BraveNew’s Titan platform, which focuses on combining a secure, highly scalable collaboration environment with an intuitive user experience that seamlessly transitions between desktop and mobile clients.

A serial entrepreneur, Carl started his first company at the age of sixteen, eventually selling it as a functioning business with four employees and almost $200K ARR prior to starting university. Five startups and two exits later, Carl brings almost fifteen years of hands-on engineering experience to the company in web applications, telematics, GIS, and data mining.

Carl earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Calgary


Jean McCormick

Jean McCormick

Vice President of Content

Jean McCormick is Vice President of Content at BraveNew. Prior to joining the team, she accumulated over twenty years' experience managing teams at every step of the content supply chain including the creation, production, publication, distribution and monetization of products. She began her career at the ABC News and ESPN units of Disney.

The first female producer at ESPN, she earned 7 Emmy Awards during her tenure there. She supervised content for SightPath, an MIT-incubated, Intel-funded startup that was sold to Cisco. She served as Vice President of Content for myteam, which merged with The Active Network, and was listed on NASDAQ. Other positions include Head of Content for LRN, a corporate governance and ethics e-learning and advisory company, and Managing Director for the Corporate Executive Board in Washington, D.C.

Jean earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. with honors from Wellesley College

Executive Board

Adrian Cox

Adrian Cox

Chairman of the Board

Adrian Cox has served as Executive Vice President of European Operations at IAC Search & Media, Inc. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Ask Jeeves Inc. UK Division, a subsidiary of IAC Search & Media, Inc. and as Chief Executive Officer of the Ask Jeeves UK joint venture. Adrian had joined the joint venture in March 2000, initially serving as Vice President of Marketing until he was promoted to Senior Vice President Commercial in December 2000. From February 1994 to February 2000, Adrian served as Divisional Manager and Marketing Director of St. Ivel Group, a manufacturer of chilled food items. He serves as Non Executive Chairman of FindsYou Limited.

Adrian studied business at Berkshire College in England and completed the Senior Executive Programme at the London Business School.


Bjørn Stray

Bjørn Stray

Board Member

Bjørn Stray co-founded Northzone in 1996. His primary areas of focus are e-commerce, consumer Internet, infrastructure, and SaaS, and he spearheads the firm’s efforts in e-recruitment, gaming, and telecom services. Aside from BraveNew his portfolio includes Behaviosec, Supponor, iZettle, Boomlagoon, TracID, Sqore, Soundrop, and PlayRaven. Bjørn has over the years also invested in Stepstone, Nextgentel, MCP.

Bjørn joined Northzone in 1996, and has been instrumental in both fundraising and building up the company. Described by many as “the ultimate analyst”, Bjørn earned his laurels with ABG Sundal Collier & Co – one of the leading independent Nordic Investment Banks – and as a consultant with McKinsey & Co, as well as Accenture.

Bjørn holds a M.Sc. in Business Adm./M.Sc. Economics from NHH in Bergen, Norway.


David Ball

David Ball

Board Member

David Ball is the founder and CEO of BrandFuel, a creative agency that delivers events, digital and design. At BrandFuel, he works with clients such as Google, Twitter, McKinsey & Co, YouTube and UEFA, who demand the best in creativity, innovation, commitment and measurable results. He previously served as a Board Director at The Pulse Group Ltd.

David holds a B.A. in Music from the University of Leeds.

Advisory Board

Eric Ball

John Seely Brown

A master integrator and instigator of productive friction, JSB explores the whitespace between disciplines and builds bridges between disparate organizations and ideas.

In his more than two decades at Xerox PARC, he transformed the organization into a truly multidisciplinary research center at the creative edge of applied technology and design. He is currently a Visiting Scholar and Advisor to the Provost at the University of Southern California (USC) where he facilitates collaboration between the schools for Communication and Media and the Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT). He is also the Independent Co-Chairman for Deloitte’s Center for the Edge where he pursues research on institutional innovation and a reimagined work environment built on digital culture, ubiquitous computing, and the need for constant learning and adaptability. He co-founded the Institute for Research on Learning (IRL).

John holds 9 honorary degrees from three countries, and earned a PhD from the University of Michigan.


Eric Ball

Eric Ball

Eric Ball is Senior VP & Treasurer at Oracle, one of the world's premier technology companies He serves on the Boards of Directors and Audit Committees of publicly-traded Glu Mobile and Oracle Japan, and has invested in and advised several private companies (including Theranos). Prior to joining Oracle, Eric served in various finance roles at Flextronics International, Cisco Systems, Avery Dennison, and AT&T.

Eric holds a PhD in management from the Drucker-Ito School, an MBA and a MS from the University of Rochester, and a BA from the University of Michigan.


Libby Sartain

Libby Sartain

For more than 30 years, Libby has had a distinguished career in human resources including roles as CHRO of Yahoo! and Southwest Airlines. She has led significant business transformation initiatives, served as a member of the executive leadership teams, and led global human resources efforts focusing on attracting, retaining, and developing employees.

Libby serves on the Board of Directors of ManpowerGroup and AARP as well as an advisor to several non-profits and start-ups. She is a Past Director of Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc., the former Chairman of the Board of the Society for Human Resource Management and a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources.

Libby holds a M.B.A in Personnel & Industrial Relations from the University of North Texas, and a B.B.A in General Business and Organizational Behavior from Southern Methodist University

Our Investors

NorthZone Ventures Investor in Spotify, Trustpilot, and iZettle
Brent Callinicos Former Global Treasurer of Google
Rashid Hoosenally Managing Director of Deutsche Bank
Esther Dyson Investor in MeetUp, 23&ME
Eric Ball Global Treasurer Oracle, Kauffman Fellow
Adrian Cox Former European CEO of Ask.com
Libby Sartain Former People Officer for Yahoo
Pierce Casey Chairman of Norman Broadbent
Sir Peter Cazalet Former Global CEO of BP
Alex Hoye Investor in Grabble, Branient, UserVoice