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Dave Vasen, Founder & CEO, brightwheel
In Conversation with Emily Ma, Adjunct Lecturer, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University
View the livestream on YouTube starting at 4:30 PM PT on Wednesday, Feb 1.

Dave Vasen is the founder and CEO of brightwheel, the leading subscription software platform for early education. With brightwheel, teachers save valuable time through custom-built tools for the classroom, while administrators can manage their business and parents get a real-time view of their child’s day. Brightwheel is the fastest-growing and top-reviewed product in early education, a $175 billion U.S. market. Investors include Addition, Bessemer, Emerson Collective, GGV Capital, Lowercase Capital, and Mark Cuban.

In April 2016, Vasen appeared on ABC’s “Shark Tank” and secured a $600,000 investment at one of the highest all-time valuations for the TV show. Throughout his career, he has been a passionate leader in education technology at companies including Amazon, Cisco, and Teach for America. He was also a consultant with Bain & Company.

Vasen is a first-generation American. He holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from The Wharton School. He lives with his wife and two daughters in the Bay Area.

This appearance by Dave Vasen is part of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series. Join us virtually at youtube.com/ecorner as we bring founders, investors and industry influencers to center stage and invite them to share what it takes to become a disruptor.

When: Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 4:30 - 5:20 pm

Where: NVIDIA Auditorium, Stanford University (In-Person Speaker)

Audience: General Public

Type of Event: Interview