Mark Angel is the CEO and Co-founder of Amira Learning, the company reinventing learning to read with AI. Mark formerly served as Chief Technology Officer at Renaissance Learning, where he led 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 AI and Natural Language Processing (Ernst & Young, Nuance, KANA Software). Mr. Angel was the founder/CEO of two successful start-ups – publicly traded Knova and Papyrus Tech, acquired by E&Y. He is a chief inventor on 10 patents in the areas of search.