Mr. Gunn is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at City Light Capital, where he focuses on early-stage investments in educational software and service companies. In 2000, he co-founded Wireless Generation, a leading educational software company now serving more than 3 million children with groundbreaking assessment and instruction products. As President, Mr. Gunn created and led the product development team and revamped the company’s sales division, landing key state and district sales and tripling the company’s revenue in 18 months. As Chief Scientist, he designed highly effective professional development techniques and created the company’s analytics and data mining division, turning raw data into new insights about student learning progressions. The company was sold to News Corporation in December 2010.
Mr. Gunn holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Chicago, an MBA and Master’s in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He also serves as a trustee of the Center for Excellence in Education and was named one of Fast Company magazine’s “100 Most Creative People in Business” in 2012. Additionally, Mr. Gunn serves as an expert-in-residence at Harvard University’s Innovation Lab and coaches entrepreneurial students at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. For the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Mr. Gunn serves as Chair of the Governance Committee and is also a member of the Grants Policy & Program, Investment, and the Organizational Measurement Committees.