Wes Kao

Wes Kao



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.