Kasey Gandham

Growth Coach




Kasey Gandham is a Growth Coach at Future Founders. In this role, he works with our Future Founders Residency program and provides intensive coaching to our millennial founders.

Kasey is the cofounder of Packback, an ed-tech startup that builds artificial technology to quantify student curiosity and scale the socratic method through academic discourse. Packback is a 40 person team in Chicago with investors including Mark Cuban, University Ventures, Howard Tullman, former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Hyde Park Angels, and Wintrust Ventures, among others.

Kasey founded Packback with his three other cofounders in his junior year of college while at Illinois State University, which initially started in the e-textbook industry and later pivoted to building A.I. assessing student curiosity. As Packback’s President/COO, Kasey works cross-functionally across product, sales, business development, and data science. Packback doubled its userbase in 2017, recently raised their Series A, and has been scaling their team.

Kasey has been a touring musician since high school and was born into a family of physicians. Outside of education he maintains an interest in health and music technology.