Dr. Charlie Miller, Chief Design Officer, Vidku; Jim Leslie, CEO, Vidku
What do you get when a product that was never meant to become a company suddenly receives venture capital interest? The answer is simple: a company. In this story, that company is Vidku. Come meet Charlie and Jim and join the discussion about Flipgrid, their product that is making it easy for teachers and students to participate in asynchronous video collaboration and discussion. That word, asynchronous, is the key. Asynchronous communication has become the most natural way to communicate since the adoption of the smartphone. Think texting. Simple, right? Asynchronous means convenience. People love convenience. “We created Flipgrid to shift a modern classroom’s back row to the front and afford equality of student voice across any subject and any age.”
Dr. Charlie Miller is Cofounder and Chief Design Officer of Vidku and an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Miller is also Cofounder of Flipgrid, one of the most popular video-sharing apps in the education market with more than 3 million video discussions across six continents. Jim Leslie is Cofounder and CEO of Vidku, his third start up venture as President and CEO. He serves as a Director of Orion Energy Systems, Trustee of The Blake School, and Chairman of the Leslie Family Foundation.