Wes Kao

Wes Kao

Co-Founder

Maven

Wes Kao is co-founder  at Maven, the first platform that makes it easy for anyone to teach live,  engaging cohort-based courses online. Maven is backed by First Round Capital  and angel investors including Naval Ravikant, Sahil Lavingia, & Austen  Allred.  Before Maven, Wes was the  co-founder of the altMBA with Seth Godin. Under her leadership, the altMBA  grew from zero to 550 cities in 45 countries in three years of growth. As an  advisor and consultant, she’s built courses for creators like  Section4/Professor Scott Galloway, Outlier.org (from the cofounder of  Masterclass), and Morning Brew.  Wes  earned her B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business  at UC Berkeley. Her work has been featured in Inc, Entrepreneur, Fast  Company, and she is a guest lecturer at UC Berkeley and Harvard. She's also a  mentor for Backstage Capital.