Nicholas Shekerdemian is a two-time founder and Thiel Fellow. At 19 he set up Teaching by the Top, an ed-tech platform aimed at the Chinese market. The marketplace product connected university students in the UK and US with Chinese families, providing an educational gateway to the West for Chinese students. At 21, he then set up Headstart, a Machine Learning platform to help companies inclusively and effectively identify the right people for their job opportunities. Over the last 2 years, Headstart has raised millions in funding, gone through Y Combinator, and has expanded globally.