Amira Learning Announces Founding Team

Startup to be led by former senior technical managers at Renaissance Learning

June 15, 2018

Amira Learning, Inc., the startup reinventing learning to read with AI, announced that Mark Angel will be joining as CEO and Pete Jungwirth will join as CTO.

Mark Angel comes to Amira from edtech leader Renaissance Learning, where he served as CTO for more than 5 years. Mark’s previous history includes a stint as General Manager of Nuance Communication’s Multichannel business. He is a founder of 2 successful start-ups. Papyrus Technology was acquired by Ernst & Young LLC and Knova, Inc went public before being acquired by Battery Ventures.

Pete Jungwirth has had a long and successful career in edtech and as an engineering manager. He worked and Renaissance for 15 years, helping to build the most widely used applications in American schools. For the last few years, as SVP of R&D, he lead Renaissance’s engineering teams.

About Amira Learning

Amira Learning is re-inventing learning to read with AI.  Amira is the first interactive avatar able to assess, read along with and coach developmental readers and is led by the former senior technical managers at Renaissance Learning, the leader in Reading Assessment and Practice software in K-12 classrooms. In field research conducted by leading Universities, Amira has demonstrated the ability to help children grow as much as giving each child their own certified human tutor.  For a personalized demo of Amira, email

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