After opening a school for grades 6-12 in San Francisco and working with schools across the country, Emote Founder & CEO Julian Golder was repeatedly reminded of the crippling national reality that 70% of students don’t get the whole-child support they need. Without this foundation, schools lose $9 billion annually and continue to struggle with the persistent achievement gap. In 2015, Julian assembled a team of technology and education innovators—including district leaders, child psychologists, and tech experts from Google and Facebook—to build Emote. Emote empowers staff to catch problems as soon as they start. With Emote, staff monitor school climate and student social-emotional health in real-time, offering support to students within hours of their need, rather than months. Emote’s reporting shows real-time trends, giving schools the results-driven data to identify root cause, personalize interventions, and evaluate impact from whole-child to whole-school. Emote has won awards and backing from multiple accelerators including Y Combinator and Imagine K12, and is now serving over 120,000 students across five countries and 19 states.