Meet The Speaker: Alison Johnston Rue
Get to know one of our HowTo Conference speakers Alison Johnston Rue, founder and CEO of InstaEDU.
By Ayesha Rizvi (Multimedia & Editorial Assistant, Women 2.0)
Alison Johnston Rue was the CEO and cofounder of InstaEDU, the largest marketplace for online tutoring, which was acquired by Chegg for $30 million in June 2014. Today, Alison leads Chegg’s tutoring business, driving strategy, business development and marketing. Prior to cofounding InstaEDU, she was an early team member at Box, Aardvark (acquired by Google), and Nextdoor. She also cofounded in-home tutoring company, Cardinal Scholars, which was sold to CourseHero.
Alison holds a BA from Stanford University and has spoken at SXSWedu, Launch, SIIA, The Startup Conference, TieCon, and Harvard Business School on education technology and entrepreneurship.
Get to know her up close and personal through our latest ‘Meet the Speaker’ video (click on the image above to watch the entire clip). Don’t forget to purchase your ticket to #W2SF14 so you can watch her speak this fall!