Andrew Yang Founder and CEO of Venture for America joins us for Episode 3.
Andrew is the Founder and CEO of Venture for America, and has worked in startups and early-stage growth companies as a founder or executive for more than twelve years. He was the CEO and President of Manhattan GMAT, a test prep company that was acquired by the Washington Post/Kaplan in 2009. He has also served as the co-founder of an Internet company and an executive at a health care software startup. Andrew was named a Champion of Change by the White House for his work with Venture for America and one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business” among other awards. He is the author of “Smart People Should Build Things,” published by Harper Business about the ideas behind VFA (excerpts here and at Amazon). He’s appeared on CNBC, Morning Joe, Fox News, TIME, Techcrunch, the Wall St. Journal, and many other media outlets. He is a graduate of Columbia Law and Brown University and lives in New York City with his wife, son and little white fluffy dog.
Andrew is also author of the book Smart People Should Build Things.
Please note: I am on the board of Venture for America.
Ben Berkowitz Co-Founder and CEO of SeeClickFix joins us for Episode 2. Ben is a proud resident of New Haven, CT. The inspiration for SeeClickFix came from a desire to improve his own community with his neighbors and his government.
Ben and I both are co-founders of SeeClickFix.
Max Ventilla Founder and CEO of Altschool joins for Episode #1.
Max's career has focused on creatively using technology to enrich daily life. He founded Krypteian Systems (acquired in 2001) and the social search company Aardvark (acquired by Google in 2010). At Google, he was part of the founding team of Google+ and then served as the Head of Personalization across Google products. Max earned a bachelor’s degree in Math and Physics and an MBA from Yale University.
Please note, I am an investor in and former board member of Altschool.