Meet the Founder


Dr. Nina Bhatti

Inventor of the first color accurate mobile system. Chief Architect, Mobile & Cloud Systems, Hewlett-Packard. Chief Scientist, Mobile Color Research Group, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories.   

Ph.D., M.S. in CS, U. of Arizona
B.A. in CS & Math, U.C. Berkeley
24 Granted Patents in imaging, mobile & web applications.

I have always marveled at the people who have the gift of color selection—the expert who can pull the perfect hue while the rest of us agonize over a fan deck of paint swatches.

There’s no question that color selection can be daunting and especially challenging in décor, fashion, and cosmetics. The right shade can be transcendent while the wrong one... just awful.

While working with color scientists, I discovered why color perception and color measurement are complex. It is actually a tough technical problem. We’re not crazy!

My goal is to make color selection easy. We all should be able to find the right products in the right color. No one should have to suffer from a crisis of color confidence ever again.
— Dr. Nina Bhatti, CEO



Scott Trappe
VP Product & Engineering

Silicon Valley VC-backed serial entrepreneur, focusing on bringing disruptive software technologies to market for Oracle, Cisco, Microsoft, AT&T, HP, & Raytheon.



Color-matching technology is the paradigm shift that will allow all consumers to feel confident in their product choices.
— Scott Trappe, VP Product & Engineering

Kokko Team & Advisors

Product Design & Engineering

Paul Lettieri
iOS Engineering

Dr. Scott Clearwater
Data Scientist

Jerry Shockley
Web Platform Engineering

John Guenther
Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Experience Design

David Matheson
CEO SmartOrg
Innovation Strategies


Meli Pennington
Director of Makeup Artistry

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


Dr. Jérôme Berclaz
Computer Vision

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


Teresa Tauchi
Product Management/Marketing

Kevin George
Brand & Marketing Consultant

Deborah Henken
Product Marketing Consultant

Jessica Rosenberg
Social Media Consultant


The Kokko team has put together a truly unique solution that has a great deal of success potential in an underserved market.
— John Guenther, Advisor
Navigating the multitude of foundation products is hard—even for professionals! Kokko’s combination of color match technology and real makeup artist recommendations is the revolutionary—and easy—way to find your perfect match.
— Meli Pennington, Director of Makeup Artistry