Joel Hellermark

Founder & CEO
Sana Labs

Joel is the founder and CEO of Sana Labs, an artificial intelligence company that applies recent breakthroughs in deep learning to personalize education. Using deep neural networks, Sana’s algorithms recommend educational content based on each student’s learning patterns.

The interdisciplinary team includes leading engineers and scientist with backgrounds ranging from Imperial College and CERN to Google and Spotify. Working with some of the world’s largest education companies, their technology has already transformed how millions of people learn.

An enterprising child, Joel taught himself to code in C at age 13 and founded his first company, a video recommendation technology, at 16. Recently, Joel was awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year” by SEB for his work on the Sana technology.

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