The School Fund adds New Advisors!

Randy Komisar, The School Fund, advisor

Randy Komisar

Randy Komisar joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2005 as a partner. For several years prior, Randy worked with entrepreneurs creating businesses with leading-edge technologies.

He was a co-founder of Claris Corporation, served as CEO for LucasArts Entertainment and Crystal Dynamics, and acted as a “virtual CEO” for such companies as WebTV and GlobalGiving. He is a founding director of TiVo and serves on the Global Advisory Board for the UCSB Institute for Energy Efficiency. Earlier, Randy served as CFO of GO Corporation and Senior Counsel for Apple Computer, following a private practice in Technology Law.

Randy holds a BA in Economics from Brown University and a JD from Harvard Law School. He is a lecturer on entrepreneurship at Stanford University and author of the best-selling book The Monk and the Riddle, as well as several articles on leadership and entrepreneurship. He is also the co-author of a book on managing innovation, Getting to Plan B. Randy frequently speaks here and abroad on such topics.


Robert Hutter, The School Fund, advisor

Robert Hutter

Robert J. Hutter is a Partner of Learn Capital. Rob is currently founder and CEO of Gazillion, a developer of massively multiplayer online videogames for wide audiences. Rob serves as chairman of Edmodo, the leading social learning network for K12. He was co-founder of Edusoft (acquired by Houghton-Mifflin), which is the most widely used assessment management platform for public education in the United States. Rob is a patent holder in games-based adaptive learning. He is also the founder of a tax credits partnership administered by the U.S. Treasury focusing on high performance charter schools.

Rob was a founding partner of Revolution Ventures, an early stage technology venture capital firm, where he has been responsible for investments, senior corporate roles and board membership in a variety of portfolio companies including Quantcast, Solarflare Communications and SmartDrive Systems. Prior to Revolution, Rob was involved in the founding stage of Silicon Spice which sold to Broadcom for $1.2 billion. He is a graduate of Harvard University.


Crystal Hutter, the school fund, advisor

Crystal Hutter

Crystal founded Edmodo, but more can be read about her here on the Omidyar Network website.

Crystal makes investments that expand economic opportunity through access to capital, focusing on ventures that scale the capacity of microfinance institutions and build the infrastructure for the microfinance sector. Her portfolio includes the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), Boulder Institute for Microfinance, Opportunity International, and BRAC. Crystal is on the Council of Governors of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, a board member for the Microfinance Information eXchange (MIX), BRAC Liberia and BRAC Sierra Leone, and a board observer for Unitus and InnoCentive.

Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Crystal served as a senior engineer at Oracle Corporation, where she provided technical consulting for Oracle’s North American government, education, and healthcare groups. Before joining Oracle, Crystal developed data warehouse technology for the TeraData subsidiary of NCR. Crystal holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, where she was selected as a venture capital fellow for Investments from Student Interaction with Technology and Entrepreneurs (InSITE).

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