The Silicon Schools Fund provides seed funding for new blended learning schools that use innovative education models and technology to personalize learning.

Sal Khan

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.