Education

Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share their research, monitor deep analytics around the impact of their research and track the research of academics they follow. The company’s mission is to accelerate the world’s research.

LearnStreet is focused on teaching people across the globe in-demand coding skills to become more employable. The company is building an online, interactive platform to help teach and learn essential coding skills of today and the future. Along with their powerful analytics engine, LearnStreet uses data to continually optimize and improve instructional content, learning modalities and user experiences in order to help learners become highly proficient at learning how to code and become better programmers.

Piazza changes the way technical students learn and find jobs. Beginning as a question and answer platform to help students get unstuck in their classes, there are now over 500,000 top CS and STEM undergraduate, graduate and PhD students using Piazza for two to three hours per night to help each other with coursework. The launch of Piazza Careers connects their hugely engaged student base with companies searching for the best young technical talent.

"While being foolish enough to dream the dreams, an entrepreneur should be smart enough to get every critique he can, every skeptics opinion about what can go wrong, and plan for his/her liabilities in addition to his/her assets."

"You don't do extraordinary things by attempting ordinary things."