|University of Minnesota, BS|
Osman Rashid is an entrepreneur who is CEO and co-founder of Kno and previously Chegg.
Previously Osman founded eBot.com, which launched while he was still in college, an e-mail management company later sold to a major software provider. He also started Gravitywell, an ASP based customer service solution, and Venturian, a subsidiary of ATIO Corporation, where Osman served as VP of Business Development and Marketing. Between start-ups, Osman was Director of Business Development at Chordiant Software, Inc.
Since its launch in 2003, Chegg has grown 25 times its original size. Osman was inspired to launch Chegg because he wanted college students to have convenient access to textbooks at a reasonable cost. Chegg’s purpose is simple: Students don’t need to purchase textbooks; they need to be allowed to rent them.
Osman holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He resides in Fremont, CA with his wife and two daughters.