Jonathan Dariyanani was formerly a startup attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati in Palo Alto, where he represented both venture capital firms and startups. He has been an entrepreneur in the education space since 2003, when he sold his first company to LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. and led their language learning division. Dariyanani worked with the World Economic Forum and the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation to develop game changing tablet based literacy programs for undereducated girls in rural India.
Jonathan was also a pioneer in the on-line, for credit learning space. The company he co-owned was sold to K12, Inc., (NYSE:LRN), where Jonathan served post-acquisition as Creative Director of the Middlebury K12 Language Initiative and was responsible for the category leading product in the K-12 market. Jonathan worked extensively in the Middle East and lived in the region with his family while developing pioneering work in on-line vocational training for unemployed Middle Eastern youth. He is also the inventor and co-author of several patents in the area of on-line learning.