SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 1, 2016 — The Wiki Education Foundation board has elected a new board member, Ted Yang. He brings more than 20 years of experience in capital markets and technology. Yang is an active angel investor, advisor to VC and PE firms, Chairman of the Board of Connex International, and sits on several other non-profit boards.
“As an entrepreneur who has founded nine companies, Ted brings critical business acumen along with enthusiasm for education and innovation to our board,” said Dr. Diana Strassmann, Carolyn and Fred McManis Distinguished Professor in the Practice at Rice University and chair of the board of the Wiki Education Foundation.
Yang received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). A lively and engaging speaker, he has spoken at the MIT, Wharton, Babson, Columbia, NYU, and Fairfield Business Schools. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Fox Business News.
“Open, affordable, and scaleable technology is critical for educating today’s students to solve real-world problems,” said Yang. “Wikipedia is the best platform there is, and the Wiki Education Foundation pushes that knowledge even further. I’m excited to be a part of the team.”
The Wiki Education Foundation is a grant-supported non-profit institution, which supports the use of Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects in higher education contexts across the United States and Canada. It is based in San Francisco. To learn more, visit www.wikiedu.org.