Caimber is powered by extensive experience in education and technology

Developed through years of research, Caimber is developing the next evolution of the Moby.Read product, originally released by Analytic Measures Inc. Caimber represents a renaissance in literacy product development combining artificial intelligence, speech recognition, data analysis, and linguistics with the latest research in user experience and product development.

Caimber is the evolution of Moby.Read

Moby.Read is a fully automated, oral reading fluency (ORF) assessment that is self-administered by grade school students.

Moby.Read was developed over two decades with IES funding from the US Department of Education. Beginning in 2002, AMI designed several early prototypes to be used as a part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and other national assessments administered by IES's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). In 2016 and 2017, the IES Small Business Innovation Research program (ED/IES SBIR) funded AMI to develop and test Moby.Read in schools at scale. With 2020 and 2021 ED/IES SBIR awards, AMI added SkillCheck to Moby.Read to provide educators activities to inform instruction. AMI conducted research at key points over 20 years to validate the results of the assessment collaborating with educational leaders including ETS (Educational Testing Service), American Institutes for Research (AIR), and WestEd.

On April 1, 2022, Google acquired the intellectual property (IP) rights for a portion of Analytic Measures' education technology products. The remaining AMI technology, data, and customers were transitioned to Caimber for continuing development and commercialization.

The Team

Karen Chiang - President

Karen has served in numerous product/application, sales and general management roles in education, assessment and workforce over the last 30 years. In addition to her work in the U.S. she has extensive international experience in APAC, Latin America and Europe. Her strong beliefs in education as a catalyst for change has led her to positions in educational institutions, publishing, e-learning, consumer products and talent assessment and development with companies as diverse as Thomson Learning, Pearson, Leapfrog, Ordinate and DMAI. She has contributed to several award winning products and programs in language learning, reading and early literacy. Karen currently serves on the board of directors and as acting CRO of Alelo, a company that applies AI in language education and training. She has a BA from the University of Massachusetts and a MA in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.

Matt Serrano - CEO

Matt has worked in technology for over 20 years, developing technology and leading teams in the worlds of recruitment, marketing, fintech, and education. Matt's first foray into artificial intelligence and education was at Ordinate Corporation (later acquired by Harcourt Assessment and then Pearson) where he managed the technology for a language learning and assessment platform that used automatic speech recognition (ASR) and machine learning (ML) for education, talent acquisition, immigration, and defense research. Matt then went on to co-found Aplos Software, a SaaS platform providing fintech products to nonprofits and NGOs where he served as the CTO until the successful acquisition of Aplos by Alpine SG. Most recently Matt became the co-owner of Analytic Measures Inc which led to the founding of Caimber, the next generation of educational technology. Matt received his B.A. in English from Santa Clara University.

Kevin Watson - CTOO (Technical Operations)

Kevin has 30 years direct technical experience at various hardware and software organizations in and around the Silicon Valley, from startups to fortune 100 companies, including: Seagate, Legato/EMC, Kyphon/Medtronic, NOAA, Simply Continuous, Toyota, Pearson, Aplos Software, and Analytic Measures Inc. Kevin has a proven track record as a founder and entrepreneur including an IT and software consultancy, as well as most recently, co-founding and serving as CTOO of Aplos Software, a SaaS platform providing fintech and a back office management platform to nonprofit organizations. Kevin also has served on the board of multiple nonprofits directly supporting education and technology. Kevin studied Physics and Mathematics at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

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