The VentureFizz Podcast: Anant Agarwal - Founder and CEO of edX & Professor at MIT
Anant is the very definition of a serial entrepreneur. Over the course of his career, he has founded five companies including Tilera Corporation, Virtual Machine Works, and others. In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, he is also a professor at MIT, where he teaches electrical engineering and computer science.
edX is a non-profit company that is changing the world by bringing education to the masses through its open source, online learning platform. Founded by Harvard & MIT, edX is home to more than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies.
In this episode of our podcast, we cover lots of topics, like:
- Anant’s background including running a chicken farm as a teenager and what that taught him.
- A journey through his experience as an entrepreneur and the companies he founded.
- The story of edX, its evolution, and the massive scale of its platform.
- Current plans for hiring and growth at edX.
- What areas of education are still ripe for disruption.
- And so much more.
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