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Co-founder and CFO of a successful edtech startup in the past, today I focus on web development, charity, investments, and women's networking.

About Me

About Me

My story will remind you of the American Dream. First-generation immigrant from Kyrgyzstan, I grew from working low-skilled jobs to becoming a co-founder of a startup ranked among the fastest growing companies in the U.S.

Once just a student project, today Honorlock is a #1 provider of the online testing integrity solutions. Our technology holds a utility patent, we employ over 100 employees and have raised $40M investments, including from the biggest edtech VC fund in the world.

During my 7-year journey at Honorlock, I performed a diverse list of duties that you can see below, but what I am particularly proud of is my ability to recognize the potential of the project from day one and keep it moving even when my teammates would give up.

In 2020, when Honorlock achieved its financial and managerial stability, I went on to become a mother of two children and gradually exited daily operations of the company. During the past few years, along with learning to be a parent, I have been working on my old passions - web development, charity work, and women’s networking.

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My Experience

I have natural tendencies to: build complex systems | improve something around me | bring any started project to its finishing point

Co-founder Honorlock Inc.

Started in 2014 as an idea for a school’s business plan competition, today Honorlock employs over 100 people and is a number one provider of the testing integrity solutions for the universities and corporations in the U.S. and abroad.

Startup Finances and Accounting

Organized and led Honorlock's financial activities from 2014 to 2020: accounting and payroll in Quickbooks, complex budgeting models in Excel and Google Sheets, management of financial data and taxes.

Business Process Outsourcing

Opened and led a satellite office for Honorlock in my home country Kyrgyzstan. The project allowed the company to maintain 24/7 tech support at affordable costs.

Edtech Conferences

Managed company’s presence at various edtech conferences: organizing travel, designing and ordering booth equipment, marketing materials, etc.

Charity Work

Started a charitable organization in the U.S. in 2022 to support stray pet rescue organizations in my home country Kyrgyzstan. Join me in! Donate to reduce severe suffering of stray pets in Kyrgyzstan!


Mentorship and Public Speaking

Featured as best alumna of my Bachelor's degree fellowship, I enjoy sharing my overseas experience, contacts, and success stories with students in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

In the Media

How a girl from Kyrgyzstan opened a startup that solved cheating problem for the U.S. Universities

A story about a quite ordinary girl from a small post-Soviet-Union country coming to the States to get her degree in Business. With little means and no choice but to succeed, she ends up starting a successful compnay with her friend, and that changes the trajectory of her life once and forever.

Honorlock ranks #103 on the Inc. 5000 List, and #2 in the List's Education Segment

Every year, the List gathers the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. Microsoft, Intuit, Zappos and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. Honorlock is honored to make the list two years in a row, showing three-year revenue growth of 3858%.

Honorlock raises $25M in Series B, bringing its total funding to $40M

Owl Ventures - the biggest edtech VC fund in the world led the round. The announcement comes a year after the company secured $11.5 million in Series A led by Defy Partners. Honorlock has 134 employees, including 50 based in South Florida, and serves more than 300 corporate and higher education customers.

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Honorlock among the successful graduates of the FAU's Business Accelerator Tech Runway

Tech Runway, a start-up incubator and accelerator program where students and faculty, community entrepreneurs, mentors and investors come together in a collaborative, innovative ecosystem to support and nurtur entrepreneurship in South Florida.

Honorlock on the front page of The Palm Beach Post Newspaper

A pair of Florida Atlantic University business school grads who once bemoaned the ease of cheating on online tests have jumped into the increasingly competitive world of high-tech proctoring with a twist, a patent and a mentor with big credentials in the electronics of education.

US-CAEF Alumna Develops Anti-Cheating Technology for US Universities

Elena Soboleva, a recipient of the US-Central Asia Education Foundation Enterprise Fellowship, while pursuing her MBA in the U.S., partners up with her fellow student and together they open a company to help universities uphold academic integrity of the online exams.

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My Charity Organization

Donate to reduce severe suffering of stray pets in Kyrgyzstan

I opened a U.S. charitable entity Kind Hands Inc. to help collect international donations for a small pet rescue organization in my home country Kyrgyzstan.

I could not stay indifferent seeing how street pets are being brutelly killed by the govermnemt, because there are no sterelization programs.

Want to join me in supporting a good cause? Use the donation form below or buy me a coffee here.

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