Nina Bhatti, PhD
CEO & CTO
Inspired by her own personal journey with selecting and purchasing beauty products, computer scientist and innovator Nina Bhatti, Ph.D., founded Kokko in 2014 with a mission of delivering a scientifically accurate color cosmetics-matching solution for all women. Nina is formerly Chief Architect, Mobile & Cloud Systems, at Hewlett-Packard; Chief Scientist, Mobile Color Research Group, at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories; and Senior Technologist at Nokia.
Nina earned her Ph.D., M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Arizona, and her B.A. in Computer Science & Math from U.C. Berkeley. Nina holds 24 granted patents in imaging, mobile and web applications.
Scott Trappe is a Silicon Valley VC-backed serial entrepreneur, who has focused on bringing disruptive software technologies to market for Oracle, Cisco, Microsoft, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Raytheon.
Scott holds an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley, as well as a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Arizona.
Kokko Team & Advisors
Director of Makeup Artistry
eCommerce & Digital Marketing
Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Clinique & MAC
Director of Product Management
Jérôme Berclaz, PhD
Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Computational Photography & Color Imaging
Scott Clearwater, PhD
Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Kokko is a Techstars alumni company.