Silicon Schools Fund Advisor
Executive Director Khan Academy
Sal Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy whose mission is to provide a free, high-quality education to “anyone, anywhere” in the world. A former hedge fund analyst, Sal was helping a young cousin with math in 2004, communicating by phone and using an interactive notepad. When others expressed interest, he began posting videos of his hand-scribbled tutorials on YouTube. Demand took off, and in 2009 he quit his day job. The Khan Academy website now provides self-pacing software and unlimited access to over 3,000 instructional videos on its YouTube channel covering everything from basic arithmetic to college level science and economics. It’s the most-used library of educational videos on the web, with over 6 million unique students per month, over 136 million lessons delivered, and over 470 million exercises completed. Sal has earned degrees from MIT and Harvard University.