Age: 28 • Cofounder, Kira Learning


Want to raise the next Elon Musk or Lisa Su? Better start early. Agrawal’s Kira Learning teaches computer science basics to K-12 students. In 2021, she and fellow Stanford alumnus Andrea Pasinetti cofounded the online coding school, which has helped some 10,000 students and teachers learn and teach programmin­g and AI skills. The startup recently added an AI companion, built on large language models like GPT-4, to detect mistakes in a student’s code. Palo Alto, California–based Kira Learning has raised $22.5 million in venture funding at a $75 million valuation, with more than $2.5 million in revenue so far this year. “Computer science is a pretty scary subject,” Agrawal says. “We’re thinking about how to make learning this technology more accessible, motivating and engaging for beginner learners.”


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