The Uliza Team has backgrounds in behavioral economics, finance, software development, and linguistic data, but most importantly we are passionate about democratizing access to information.
Grant Bridgman, CEO
Grant has a background in applying technologies for development, behavioral economics, and startups in Africa. Grant began thinking about how to make phones better information portals for people who speak local languages when he was in Sierra Leone working with MIT. This idea became Uliza when he met Maity and Janeth. Grant is based out of Nairobi and Cape Town.
Abhishek Maity, CFO
Maity has a background in mathematics and finance. He has worked as a management consultant in the US, an economics teacher in India, and in startups in Lebanon and the US. Maity is a scrupulous data wizard. Maity is based out of Washington DC.
Janeth Jepkogei, CTO
Janeth is a computer scientist specializing in natural language processing and has worked as a technology analyst for Deutsche Bank. Janeth is a native Kiswahili speaker. Janeth is based out of Boston.
Lisa Braden-Harder: Appen Linguistic Data; Harvard University