Austen Allred is an American entrepreneur and the co-founder of Lambda School, an online coding BootCamp. He began his career as a software engineer, working at companies such as Google and Twitter. In 2017, he co-founded Lambda School, an online coding bootcamp that provides students with a combination of live online classes and one-on-one mentorship.
The school is known for its unique income-sharing agreement (ISA) model, in which students do not pay tuition upfront, but instead pay a percentage of their income for a period of time after they secure a job. This model aims to make education more accessible and reduce the financial burden on students.
Allred is also a writer and speaker on topics related to technology, education, and personal growth. He has written articles for publications such as Forbes, TechCrunch, and Medium, and has given talks at conferences and events such as the SXSW, Y Combinator, and the Collision conference.
In addition to his work with Lambda School, Allred is also an angel investor, having invested in startups such as B12, a website design and development company, and Triplebyte, a recruiting platform for software engineers.