Michael Karnjanaprakorn

Michael is the CEO of Skillshare, a global community to learn real-world skills from the world's best teachers. Michael founded Skillshare in 2011 with an ambitious mission: to provide quality education to anyone, anywhere. Since launching, Skillshare has helped hundreds of thousands of students pursue their passions through project-based classes taught by experts in design, technology, business and more.

Previously, Michael developed products and services that organized the creative world at Behance (acquired by Adobe), led the product team at Hot Potato (acquired by Facebook), and was a Venture Advisor for Collaborative Fund.

Michael is a TED Fellow and listed as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. He's a graduate of the University of Virginia and VCU Brandcenter. Michael currently lives in the East Village, New York City.