The Team

Judy Onghai, Ph.D.

Social Entrepreneur, Director of Finance & Administration of Looksmart Group Inc. and Clickable Inc., Principal Partner of Skaled Sandbox (Phoenix, AZ) - a social impact venture and Adjunct Faculty at University of AZ, School of Public Health

Judy earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology & Technology from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated with honors. She also received the UCLA Graduate Student Full Fellowship Award and Research Assistantship. Judy also earned a Masters of Education degree in Clinical & Counseling Psychology from Columbia University in New York, NY, where she was awarded the Columbia University Full Scholarship and Teaching Assistantship. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology (Accelerated Program) at De La Salle University.
As an educator, Judy was a college professor of psychology and statistics courses at graduate and undergraduate levels. She was also a teaching assistant at the Department of Psychology at Columbia University in New York. As an entrepreneur, Judy co-founded a social media start-up company with Michael Onghai (CEO of Looksmart Group Inc. and Clickable Inc.). Judy started her career as a mental health psychologist doing therapy work with families, adolescents and children.
In addition, Judy has an extensive assessment background having worked in the industry for more than 20 years in the largest assessment companies in the world. She served as a Director of College Board and Consulting Clinical and Educational Psychologist for Educational Testing Service (ETS) on high-stakes testing such as SAT, PSAT, AP, GRE, TOEFL, and Praxis, She also served as the Disability Expert for testing accommodations on the high stakes tests.
Judy has also done extensive work in research and development. She was awarded several federal grants such as Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) of The National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Dept. of Education, totaling $1.5 M for developing online educational tools using metacognition, cognitive-behavioral & motivational principles to increase academic performance. She designs behavioral research and analyze large statistical data-sets in education, educational technology, psychology and human behavior especially on mental and psychological health issues.
Judy’s real passion is doing social and community impact venture--- leveraging the profit and non-profit organizations, public-private partnerships where businesses can serve a social good.

Mike Onghai, CFA

CFA is a successful investor, entrepreneur

Mike Onghai, CFA is a successful investor, entrepreneur and business operator. He has been involved in the internet industry for 22 years. As the 3rd employee of GeoCities, Mike Onghai made a significant profit when GeoCities was bought by Yahoo for $3.5 billion in 1999. After that, Mike became an investment manager for a family office in New York City and learned the ropes of hedge fund management, private equity buyouts and distressed investing. Later on, Mike branched out to angel investing. Mike took over LookSmart as the anchor company of his internet company portfolio. Mike sits on the board of MGT Capital. Mike is a graduate of UCLA with a double degree in B.S. Computer Science and Engineering. He is also a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder since 2006. Mike is an active member of the American Mensa Organization and is involved in philanthropy work supporting Veterans and minorities, as well as for animal causes and supporting children from the developing countries.