Mark Angel

Mark Angel

CEO & Co-Founder

Amira Learning

Mark Angel is the CEO and Co-founder of Amira Learning, the company reinventing learning to read with AI.    Amira is a ventured-funded startup bringing the first intelligent reading assistant into K-3 classrooms.

Mark formerly served as Chief Technology Officer at Renaissance Learning, where he lead the R&D organization and worked on the two most successful reading apps in the United States – Accelerated Reader and STAR.  He has worked for 30 years in the Silicon Valley as a CEO, CTO and General Manager for innovators in the realm of Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing (Ernst & Young, Nuance, KANA Software).  

Mr. Angel is the founder of two successful start-ups.  Papyrus Technology was an early leader in  Wall Street trading technology and was sold to Ernst & Young.   Knova pioneered contact center technology, went public and was subsequently purchased by a leading PE firm.   He is a chief inventor on more than 10 patents in the areas of natural language processing.