Tom Kuo

Advisor

Tom is passionate about companies and platforms that help to achieve a more equitable, just society and a sustainable future. He has been an investor and advisor to private and public companies for over 20 years. Tom is a Managing Director of A-Street, an investor in companies that provide coherent, demonstrably effective, and equitable solutions to transform the future of K-12 learning. Prior to A-Street, Tom was a Managing Director at Berkshire Partners and he also worked at General Atlantic and the Urban Investment Group of Goldman Sachs, an impact strategy where he began investing in 2001. Tom chairs the boards of Teach for America Massachusetts and Mighty Earth, a leading environmental advocacy group. He is also the Co-Chair of the Board of Advisors of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and an advisor to Climate Finance Action.

Tom holds an A.B. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

Optimism over cynicism. Conviction over confidence. Harmony over discord. Reading over watching. Snow over sand. Email over phone. Far over near. Quiet over loud (with an exception for karaoke!).