Gene Wade

Venture Advisor, AI Fund

Gene is a social entrepreneur dedicated to building organizations that develop technology to improve education for all. Currently, Gene is a Venture Advisor at AI Fund, where he helps education entrepreneurs build companies that harness both deep AI expertise and deep domain expertise to build and scale innovative solutions. Prior to AI Fund, Gene co-founded UniversityNow, which created a competency-based learning platform that serves over one hundred and fifty thousand US college students; Platform Learning, an after-school tutoring network that tutored over 50,000 US elementary school students; and Learn Now, a CMO which built and operated a national network of public charter schools. Gene holds a BA from Morehouse College, JD from Harvard Law School, and MBA from The Wharton School.

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, stands in front of her students while introducing them to the captivating world of science

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, introduces her students to the captivating world of science.

About TNTP

TNTP is the nation’s leading research, policy, and consulting organization dedicated to transforming America’s public education system, so that every generation thrives.

Today, we work side-by-side with educators, system leaders, and communities across 39 states and over 6,000 districts nationwide to reach ambitious goals for student success.

Yet the possibilities we imagine push far beyond the walls of school and the education field alone. We are catalyzing a movement across sectors to create multiple pathways for young people to achieve academic, economic, and social mobility.

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