Shaan Akbar


Tutored by Teachers

Shaan Akbar is co-founder of Tutored by Teachers, a fast-growing, mission driven startup working to close the opportunity gap by serving our nation’s high needs students with teacher-led, small group virtual instruction. TbT features a highly qualified and diverse teacher community that is doing tremendous work to support their peers in the classroom and advance equity in education. The company is backed by GSV, Trail Mix Ventures, and A-Street. Its earliest supporters include the founders of Freckle, Flocabulary, and Imagine Easy Solutions. Previously, Akbar grossed $200M+ scaling digital games businesses for the world's largest media companies. He tripled the run-rate for a portfolio of Star Wars games at Disney and built a mobile games publishing operation for NBCU from the ground up. His early career has spanned strategy roles at Merrill Lynch and Disney. He received a joint MBA / MA from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. Akbar is a loving husband to his wife, Katie, and doting dad to two elementary school aged boys.