TestSoup Founder Returns from Air Force Deployment in Afghanistan as Chief Product Officer
After a nearly one year deployment in Afghanistan, TestSoup's founder returns to help grow his company and start creating test prep materials for a variety of exams that normally go almost completely unserved.
- (1888PressRelease) January 19, 2012 - TestSoup (http://testsoup.com), the premier provider of innovative online and mobile test prep solutions, this month welcomes home its founder and Chief Product Officer, Brian Reese, an active duty Captain in the United States Air Force. He returns in a role that will be primarily focused on planning and execution - and has plans to expand TestSoup's current line-up of test prep material, which already includes nearly 100 sets of flashcards for standardized tests, AP exams, and much more.
"It's great to be home. It was a fantastic experience and I got to work with some awesome people. That being said, I couldn't be happier with the progress that's been made at TestSoup over the past year. The entire team far exceeded my expectations."
For the duration of Reese's deployment, the managerial role of the company was filled by Tom Kuegler, a managing partner of Wasabi Ventures, LLC, a venture capital company that specializes in the early stage incubation and funding of technology companies. Kuegler oversaw the creation of dozens of new flashcard sets, the launch of an aggressive campaign to make TestSoup's content widely available on the iPhone and in the Android Market, and the attainment of 50,000 active users on the TestSoup system.
"Part of the great thing about a start-up environment is that you have to fill many shoes," said Kuegler. "But when Brian was called up for deployment the entire TestSoup team had to chip in to keep the momentum going. Now that Brian is back, 2012 is set to be something special for TestSoup."
Reese and Kuegler are currently working with the rest of the TestSoup team on plans to begin offering low-cost or free study materials for a wide variety of tests that are currently completely unserved.
About TestSoup: http://www.testsoup.com/about/
TestSoup's Library of study materials: http://www.testsoup.com/library/
Wasabi Ventures: http://www.wasabiventures.com
While the test prep industry has devoted a lot of attention to the well-known standardized tests such as the SAT, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT, there are numerous high-value but niche tests that go unserved. Enter TestSoup. TestSoup was created to reinforce the fundamentals that are needed to be successful with any standardized test. By delivering expert educational resources in the form of mobile and web-based test prep materials, we're helping thousands of students around the world become more successful.
About Wasabi Ventures
Wasabi Ventures is a different kind of venture capital firm made up of three distinct, but connected aspects: Venture Capital, Startup Incubation, and Consulting. In other words: we fund entrepreneurs, we start companies, and we help existing businesses succeed. We take active operational roles in our portfolio companies by leveraging our dedicated staff of over 40 specialists. Our team of engineering, sales, marketing, analysis, legal, accounting, and management professionals can cover every one of a startup's needs. We act as senior management to our start-ups and business consultants to those with companies who need our advice. We also provide investment capital and creative financing solutions to our chosen portfolio companies.