Amir Nathoo

Head of Outschool


Amir Nathoo is the co-founder and CEO of Outschool, an online learning platform that empowers kids ages 3–18 to learn on their own terms. Amir is a visionary tech entrepreneur who advocates for independent, lifelong learning. With deep experience in technology and a talent for building strong teams, Amir is passionately committed to transforming how millions of families experience education. Under Amir's leadership, Outschool has transformed the education sector by offering a marketplace-based approach to learning, beginning with seed funding from Y Combinator and other investors shortly after its launch. The platform connects independent teachers with learners in a collaborative, live video chat setting and a customizable, social learning experience.Amir is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and proudly sits on several boards, including Scribd. An alumnus of St. John’s College, Cambridge, Amir earned an MEng in Electrical and Information Sciences. He started his career in software development at IBM, later transitioning into consultancy. With an entrepreneurial itch, he co-founded, a mobile development platform later acquired by Square, a leading financial services company. At Square, Amir played a pivotal role in launching Square Payroll, a new product line for the company, before founding Outschool in 2015. Amir lives in San Francisco with his wife, Kirsty, and their two children.