Andrew Cohen

Andrew Cohen is the founder & CEO of Brainscape. Before starting Brainscape, Andrew spent nearly a decade developing eLearning solutions for large corporations, U.S. government offices, the United Nations Development Programme, and the World Bank, across four continents. He has a Masters in Education Technology from Columbia University and can be found on Twitter at @acohenNY.

Getting to the semantic root in language-learning software

In the process of creating the world’s most complete and effective foreign language-learning platform over the past several years, Brainscape has fundamentally advanced the science of foreign language curriculum design. Brainscape’s lan--- Continue reading
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Brainscape launches ambitious new foreign language study tool that “optimizes” your speed of learning

Q: What do you get when you combine feedback from 2 million language learners; 5 decades of language-acquisition research; a huge budget; and a passionate team of cognitive scientists, linguists, and software engineers? A: The world’s --- Continue reading

10 Business Lessons I Learned at Bars

Back in college and my early 20s (when I actually had a social life), I tended to go out to parties and bars more often than I thought I “should." My gut often told me that I should probably be studying, reading, exercising, sleeping, net--- Continue reading

Some BIG news about Brainscape’s current projects (read to the end)

At the Brainscape offices in New York and San Francisco, our team is hard at work making it easier and easier for you to study what matters most. In the past few months, we’ve added key new learning statistics, made our website more Andro--- Continue reading

The 6 Most Important Roles of a Startup CEO

Founding and growing an industry-transforming company is probably one of the hardest things anyone could ever do.  There are no fixed rules or predetermined answers.  Your mentors always seem to give you conflicting advice, and the books --- Continue reading

Constantly fire all of your employees

I spent the first several years of my career working for a federal government department in Washington, DC. One of my strongest impressions of that experience is how monotonous everyone’s job was. Rather than encouraging each employee to --- Continue reading

The Most Underrated Entrepreneurial Skill

Being a startup founder who is obsessed with my own personal growth, I frequently get sucked into blog posts with titles like “The top 5 traits of all successful entrepreneurs.” These articles tend to cite characteristics such as passio--- Continue reading

How Entrepreneurs Should Read Business Books

If you regularly read entrepreneurial blogs and Twitter feeds, I’d be willing to bet that barely a day goes by that you don’t see some list of “The 50 must-read books for entrepreneurs.” This is on top of all the Amazon recommendati--- Continue reading