Gideon Stein

Chief Executive Officer at Comedywire

Gideon Stein

Gideon Stein

Chief Executive Officer at Comedywire

Overview
Career Highlights

Comedywire
Monkey Rock Ventures
LightSail, Inc.

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788

Number of Boards

21

Birthday

12/19/1971

Age

47

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Founder at Green Dot Public Schools

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President at Moriah Fund, Inc.

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Director & Vice President at New Israel Fund - UK

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Co­Founder & Chief Executive Officer at New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc.

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Co-Founder at New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc.

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President, NIF Switzerland at The New Israel Fund - USA

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Member, International Council at The New Israel Fund - USA

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Member, International Council at The New Israel Fund - USA

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President at Frango Financial LLC

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Member, International Council at The New Israel Fund - USA

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Gideon Stein
Chief Executive Officer at Comedywire
Education
Graduate, with Honors

Wesleyan University is known for the excellence of its academic and co-curricular programs. About 2,900 undergraduates—and some 200 graduate students—from around the world pursue their classroom studies, research projects, and co-curricular interests in ways that are demanding and intensely rewarding. Here, on a beautiful campus overlooking the Connecticut River, students learn to do productive and innovative work that makes a positive difference in the world—that’s what Wesleyan is about.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
Current

Comedywire offers an online platform that enables its users to find, share, and create posts of comedic content. Comedywire enables its users to connect with each other and share ideas. Comedywire was founded by Preston Gitlin in December 2014.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
2012 - Prior

LightSail, Inc. provides online platform for books. It uses digital tools to bring books, proven assessments, and teaching practices to students. LightSail is a literacy platform for grades K-12 that combines proven tools to drive student growth. The company was founded by Gideon Stein and Steven Gittelson in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Co-Founder
1999 - 2006

Omnipod, Inc. provides on-demand secure instant messaging solutions. It offers enterprise communication tool that allows users to engage in secure instant messaging sessions and to share files. The company's Professional Online Desktop (POD) client is a downloadable application that connects to OmniPod's hosted service. Omnipod was co-founded by Gideon Stein, John Oppenheimer, David Oppenheimer and Bernie Kluger in 1999 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees
Chairman of the Board
Current
Chairman of the Board
Current
Vice Chairman
Current
Vice Chairman
Current

Green Dot Public Schools is committed to changing the landscape of public education in Los Angeles so that every child can go to a good school and be successful in college, leadership, and life. Green Dot is fulfilling this mission by operating high-achieving public charter schools focused on graduating all students and fully preparing them for college. In addition, Green Dot is dedicated to helping parents throughout the city organize and demand more of their neighborhood schools, the overarching goal being to encourage the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to implement bold reform and improve the city's public schools. Green Dot currently operates eighteen schools in the highest-need areas of the city; fourteen high schools and four middle schools. Almost half of these are Turnaround schools, including five as part of the rejuvenation of Locke High School in Watts, begun in 2008. Locke’s dramatic transformation under Green Dot after only three years, encouraged LAUSD to select Green Dot to Turnaround two more persistently low-performing district schools: Jordan High School in Watts, and Henry Clay Middle School in South Central Los Angeles. In August 2011, these schools re-opened as Green Dot charter schools. Unique in the nation for a major charter management organization, Green Dot is re-defining labor/management relations in public education by employing unionized teachers and unionized classified staff under reform contracts focused on what is good for students. Together, we are demonstrating that turning around low-performing schools is possible, and can be achieved with the same dollars that LAUSD currently spends on similar schools across the city. Across the city, Green Dot’s high school students are closing the education gap with students in more affluent neighborhoods. They are achieving this despite entering 9th grade several grade levels behind from district middle schools. To address this handicap, Green Dot has opened four new charter middle schools to begin preparing students earlier in the rigors of a college-prep curriculum. Green Dot schools demonstrate that public schools can do a far better job of educating students if they are operated more efficiently - and if the focus is kept on students. Green Dot envisions a public school system in Los Angeles made up of small, high-performing schools that each exemplify a belief in the potential of all students, foster teacher creativity, encourage parental involvement, and ultimately prepare students for college, leadership, and life.

Director
Current

Chalkbeat was created as a merger of GothamSchools and EdNews Colorado, independent news nonprofits now known as Chalkbeat New York and Chalkbeat Colorado. With a mission is to inform the decisions and actions that lead to better outcomes for children and families, Chalkbeat provides deep, local coverage of education policy and practice. ABOUT US At Chalkbeat, we believe that great journalism, purposefully practiced, can make a big difference. By great journalism, we mean thorough, knowledgeable, and contextualized reporting that helps people make the decisions they need to improve our world. We’re particularly focused on the challenge of improving our country’s public schools, especially in the communities where a quality education can help transform life trajectories. As journalists, we are very comfortable disclosing that we would prefer to see students learn more, rather than less, and live richer, more fulfilling lives, rather than struggle. But we do not take a position on the best path to improving schools or even exactly what better schools should look like. Our job is to provide parents, practitioners, policymakers, and citizens with the news, context, explanation, and investigation they need to inform their debates and decisions.

Member, Investment Committee
Current
Political Donations
$1,000
2014

Former Senator from Louisiana

$1,000
2013

Former Senator from Louisiana

$500
2013

Senior Education Advisor at Cengage Learning, Inc.

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LightSail, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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LightSail, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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LightSail, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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LightSail, Inc. provides online platform for books. It uses digital tools to bring books, proven assessments, and teaching practices to students. LightSail is a literacy platform for grades K-12 that combines proven tools to drive student growth. The company was founded by Gideon Stein and Steven Gittelson in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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