May 13, 2021 • 43M

Helping kids learn by building a direct to family education marketplace with Amir Nathoo, founder/CEO of Outschool

The Consumer VC Episode 129 with Amir Nathoo, founder/CEO of Outschool

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Mike Gelb
The Consumer VC takes a look into early-stage consumer investing and venture capital. If you are interested in learning about consumer trends, have a b2c business and interested in learning about the fundraising process at the early stage, you have come to the right place. Mike interviews some of the top venture capitalists in the world that focus on B2C and consumer type companies or have a deep track record investing in these categories such as marketplaces, SaaS, social, CPG and non-tech subscription. Mike also interviews founders that are building some of the most disruptive consumer facing companies in the world. The conversation usually includes the insight the founder discovered, fundraising strategy, and the pitch. This podcast also includes bonus episodes. Each bonus episode dives into a particular subject that might not have to due with the fundraise or venture capital, but still would be helpful to founders. For example, a bonus episode on brand strategy or how to construct a board of directors. All bonus episodes will be clearly labeled. For all episodes, please visit For updates, you can follow @mikegelb on Twitter.
Episode details

Hey Friends,

Today’s episode of The Consumer VC is with Amir Nathoo, the founder of Outschool.

Outschool is an education platform that offers a variety of engaging, small-group classes online that gives kids the unique opportunity to explore their interests in-depth. They were also one of the fastest growing tech companies during COVID.

In this discussion, we chat about Amir’s origin story and how he was able to sense an opportunity to create a complimentary platform to traditional education.

Here are some of the questions focused on -

  1. What was his GTM strategy - what types of families and children did he initially target?

  2. What was the opportunity he saw in education?

  3. What was the aha moment or series of instances that led him to founding Outschool?

  4. Did he have to change any part of the strategy due to COVID?

  5. Did he go through a supply crunch during COVID?

Thank you Mercedes Bent for the introduction to Amir! I hope you all enjoy.

You can listen on Apple Podcast Here, Spotify Here and other distribution channels.