Nina Bhatti, PhD
Founder
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.

 
 
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Scott Trappe
Co-Founder
VP Engineering

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

BEAUTY

Meli Pennington
Director of Makeup Artistry

Rayna Fagen
Advisor
eCommerce & Digital Marketing
Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Clinique & MAC

 

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Teresa Tauchi
Director of Product Management

Katherine Kitto
Product Specialist

 

TECHNICAL

Jérôme Berclaz, PhD
Advisor
Computer Vision

Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk
Advisor
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Computational Photography & Color Imaging

ENGINEERING

Scott Clearwater, PhD
Advisor
Data Science

John Guenther
Advisor
Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Experience Design

 

 
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Kokko is a Techstars alumni company.