About us

Due to COVID, millions of students are struggling online and education is changed forever. We founded Class to help.

Founded by education technology pioneers.

Michael Chasen

Michael Chasen

Co-founder and CEO

Michael Chasen is the co-founder and CEO of Class Technologies Inc., the maker of Class. He is an entrepreneur who has dedicated his career to improving the way people live and learn. Most notably, Chasen served as co-founder and CEO of Blackboard Inc., a pioneering edtech company with software used by over 20,000 institutions in more than 70 countries by 20 million teachers and learners worldwide.

Backed by prominent Zoom board members and investors…

Santi Subotovsky

General Partner at Emergence Capital and a member of the Board of Directors at Zoom.

Jim Scheinman

Jim Scheinman is the Founding Managing Partner at Maven Ventures. An early investor in Zoom and the person who is credited with naming Zoom.

Bill Tai

An investor with 30 years of VC experience and Zoom’s 1st committed backer.

and education and technology leaders.

Deborah Quazzo

Managing Partner, GSV Ventures, the leading global edtech venture firm.

Lev Gonick

CIO of ASU. Previously CIO of Case Western.

Steve Case

Leads Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, co-founder of America Online (AOL), and Chairman and CEO of Revolution.

Jessie Woolley-Wilson

CEO DreamBox Learning. Previously President of Blackboard Inc.’s K-12 division.

Fred Schaufeld

Co-founder and Managing Director of SWaN & Legend Venture Partners. Founder of NEW Corp, the world’s largest consumer product protection company.

Jeff Lieberman

Managing Director at Insight Partners, and an investor in both SaaS software and consumer internet companies.

Ian Chiu

Managing Director at Owl Ventures, and an investor, entrepreneur, and advisor to education and technology companies.

Tom Brady

American quarterback and seven time Super Bowl champion and entrepreneur.

Salesforce Ventures

The global investment arm of Salesforce.

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