Margeaux and Max combined their decades of expertise in the education and tech sector to build Kr8 Ventures.
Margeaux has spent almost two decades in the education sector with a focus on innovation. She had her first internship at a startup, as a high school student in New Orleans, at a math software company. She began in the Quality Assurance department and later supported the CEO with growth and expansion of the software to public schools nationwide. Since then, she co-founded a startup, building data and GIS mapping tools to support charter schools with expansion, and built data systems for education organizations such as Leading Educators, FirstLine Schools, and TNTP. Prior to Kr8, she was a manager at Mursion, Inc., a Silicon-Valley based startup that builds virtual reality simulations to train K-12 educators and Fortune 500 executives in soft skills and leadership development. She was also Chief Program Officer at Reframe Labs, where she led an incubator training education entrepreneurs to launch innovative schools. Margeaux is also a former math teacher, and co-founder of The Los Angeles School of Creativity and Technology (C-Tech). She is a graduate of M.I.T and USC.
Massimiliano 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., a project lead at Disney, and a software engineer developing some of the first digital video and media management applications. His film credits include Tarzan, Dinosaur, Fantasia 2000, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Atlantis. Massimiliano was also an AP Computer Science teacher and holds 16 patents and 9 pending. He graduated with distinction from Boston University with a bachelor degree in Computer Science. Massimiliano has also a passion for sports: from running marathons, to playing soccer at varsity level, to tennis, to skiing and just 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.