Toni Maraviglia

  • What I (Love to) Do

    I am most passionate about the good that education + technology can do for this world. I have over 15 years of experience in edtech, with nearly a decade of experience in Africa. If you want to know more about the consulting work I provide, please visit Darien Consulting LLC.


    A bit more about me:


    In 2011, I co-founded Eneza Education, one of the most widely used mobile education products across Africa. I led the company for 5 years and defined a 10 year vision to reach 10 Million learners. Eneza currently reaches over 15 Million learners across 5 markets.


    I currently work for EarlyBird Education and lead its direct to consumer division, which offers a game-based dyslexia solution for families.


    Before EarlyBird, I worked for Age of Learning, the company behind the #1 digital learning app in the U.S., ABCmouse. I helped with product growth, rolling out products in new markets in Asia and the Americas.


    Other past roles include working at the global educational network, Teach For All, helping to launch philanthropics products at a predictive analytics company, building programs for Teach for America and WISER, and of course, teaching.


    I specialize in building large-scale educational products and determining distribution channels for those tools across developing countries. I know how to bring people -- organizations, companies, and governments -- together to make large-scale impact possible.

  • Blog

    My thoughts on edtech and online learning

    July 13, 2022 · edtech,education technology,education,community
    January 22, 2021 · edreform,education,learning,metacognition,mindfulness
  • Work

    Connect with me on LinkedIn

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    EarlyBird Education

    March 2023 - Present

    I am currently General Manager for the direct to consumer division of EarlyBird Education. I lead the team which drives the products development and customer acquisition of our programs offered to consumers. This includes the Pip School app and the reading intervention program, EarlyBird at home program.

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    Age of Learning

    January 2021-February 2023

    I was the Senior Director of International Product Development. I directed the go to market strategy, operations and product development/management for digital & physical products internationally. I lead collaboration with internal executive stakeholders and external partners to drive growth for these products through customer acquisition and product marketing efforts.

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    Teach For All

    September 2018-December 2020

    I helped to create and implement Teach For All's 'virtual-first' strategy, leading on the digital transformation of the global organization's learning experiences and professional development offerings as the Director, Virtual Learning & Community. Teach For All is the global network that supports local educational leaders from over 60 countries, aiming to ensure that all students reach their educational potential.

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    August 2016-September 2018

    I was on the founding team of Uptake's philanthropic arm, Uptake.org and then led the team as its Director until leaving Uptake. At Uptake.org we leveraged Uptake's people and data-driven insight to address the world's most pressing problems. This included creating the Data Fellows Program, and launching the use of data science for social good products.

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    Eneza Education

    June 2011-November 2017

    I served as an executive board member for over 6 years after founding Eneza Education. I was also the Eneza founding CEO for over 5 years, setting its product vision and strategic growth strategies, launching the company's initial products, and leading Eneza's founding team. Eneza is one of the most widely used education products across the continent. As of 2022, Eneza has served over 15M users across 5 countries in Africa.

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    Harlem Village Academies

    August 2009-June 2011

    As the sole fifth grade writing teacher, I created, planned, and executed lessons for over 100 middle school students, adhering to rigorous writing standards.

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    November 2008-August 2009

    I co-founded WISERBridge, a program for over 450 Class 8 students in a rural Kenyan community. WISERBridge utilized a pay-for-performance, community-organizing model that increased accountability in schools, thereby improving student outcomes.

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    Teach For America

    June 2005-August 2008

    From 2007-2008 I was a Program Director for TFA, managing 41 teachers in the South Bronx. I was a Corps Member from 2005-2007 in Harlem and achieved what Teach For America called "significant academic gains" (more than 1.5 years of student progress) in both years as a Corps Member.

  • Speaking

    See a selection of conferences, events, and videos I've attended below. Please reach out below if you are interested in having me speak.

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    Shupavu Product Launch

    "The Safaricom and Eneza Partnership"

    A tribute to our teachers and customers during the launch of Eneza's flagship product, Shupavu.

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    BBC World

    "Changing Kenya's education by phone"

    A narrative around our work at Eneza Education. This aired in over 40 countries worldwide.

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    Oslo Summit on Education

    "Creating Sustainable Technology Solutions in Education"

    At the Partnerships in Education event, I presented about educational scale in Africa, alongside a panel with the CEOs of Telenor and Minecraft.

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    Mobiles! Conference

    "Scaling on a Bootstrap Budget"

    An overview of Eneza's strategy: how we plan to scale to 50 Million users across Africa in the next 10 years.

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    Unreasonable Climax

    "Eneza Education"

    A general pitch of Eneza in 2013. Things have changed but the passion's still there. :-)

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    Chicago Ideas Week

    "Simplistic Mobile Technologies"

    The story of how Eneza (then, MPrep) began and our philosophy around using ubiquitous technology.

  • Communities

    Fellowships, accelerators, and other communities ths I'm a part of. You should be too!

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    Echoing Green

    Funding social entrepreneurship and innovation

    I'm a 2014 Fellow and mentor for Echoing Green.

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    Giving high-impact entrepreneurs wings

    I'm a 2013 Fellow, mentor, and contributor to the Unreasonable.is blog.

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    Supporting innovators working for positive social change

    I'm a 2012 Fellow and still actively participate in BHSI and Chicago Ideas Week events.

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    Girl Effect Accelerator

    An accelerator dedicated to adolescent girls

    I was an inaugural participant in this accelerator aimed at increasing Eneza's impact for adolescent girls.

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    Learn what's happening in edtech

    I am a blogger and have written for this popular edtech blog.

  • Reach Out

    Drop me a line to talk more. I am open to speaking opportunities and mentorship/coaching opportunities.