Providing a school-wide communication platform that delivers real-time insights used to predict, support, and evaluate student social-emotional outcomes and behavior.

After opening a school for grades 6-12 in San Francisco and working with schools across the country, Emote Founder and CEO Julian Golder was repeatedly reminded of the crippling national reality that 70 percent 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 support from multiple accelerators including Y Combinator and Imagine K12, and now serves over 120,000 students across five countries and 19 states.


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Julian Golder

Julian Golder (Founder & CEO at Emote) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since November 2017 after participating in Project Literacy Lab 2017.

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