George Saines

"Product leader with ten years of experience building profitable businesses."

Current Place
San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States of America


I'm an entrepreneur, techie, and thinker. I grew up in southeastern Ohio, where my parents are teachers and environmentalists. Despite their best efforts, I grew up to be a sports car enthusiast and technophile. I attended Oberlin College from 2004-2008 and graduated with degrees in Film and Economics. I frequently omit the former, even though I have a deep abiding love of film. I've started two companies, both in EdTech: Skritter teaches students of Chinese and Japanese how to better learn and remember their characters. I started the company with my best friends from Oberlin Nick Winter and Scott Erickson. I was involved in that company 2008-2011, although I still consult and advise the team. In 2013, the three of us founded our second venture, CodeCombat, which teaches kids computer programming. CodeCombat received investment from YCombinator in the winter of 2014, and I'm proud to say I'm a YC alum. I stopped working on CodeCombat in January, 2015.

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