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Our Lens

What you invest in says a lot about your philosophy.

Our companies undergo an extensive due diligence process to ensure we are doing more than just creating a "better version of." We work hard to find true differentiation in the market, entrepreneurs creating new categories of educational support that are grounded in rigorous pedagogy and strong business models. We support startups that work with customers to identify unique product-market fit and ensure outcomes are tied to operational success.

      A validated product and market fit
      Innovation and distribution
      Evidence of tackling an unsolved problem

Identifying Strong Investments

But how you find great companies says just as much.

We have an extensive national (and international) network of experts helping us identify new areas, making sure that we are first in line. Through our partners' history of leadership within academia and the venture ecosystem, we have developed infrastructural support to deal sourcing, market mapping and business development.

      A network with experts from a variety of disciplines
      An engaged, committed community of entrepreneurs
      An established group of industry partners

Supporting the Ecosystem

Their success means our success.

We believe that the success of our companies depends on our continued support of their business and the larger education technology ecosystem. We play a key leadership and decision-making role, partnering with our portfolio company CEO's. Within the larger community of education technology, we regularly contribute thought-leadership, convene an annual Summit and speak at major industry conferences.

      Hold 10 active board seats
      Provide thought-leadership via speaking engagements and conference panels
      Partner with the Future of Privacy Forum to educate entrepreneurs

Our companies undergo an extensive due diligence process to ensure we are doing more than just creating a "better version of." We work hard to find true differentiation in the market, entrepreneurs creating new categories of educational support that are grounded in rigorous pedagogy and strong business models. We support startups that work with customers to identify unique product-market fit and ensure outcomes are tied to operational success.

      A validated product and market fit
      Innovation and distribution
      Evidence of tackling an unsolved problem

We have an extensive national (and international) network of experts helping us identify new areas, making sure that we are first in line. Through our partners' history of leadership within academia and the venture ecosystem, we have developed infrastructural support to deal sourcing, market mapping and business development.

      A network with experts from a variety of disciplines
      An engaged, committed community of entrepreneurs
      An established group of industry partners

We believe that the success of our companies depends on our continued support of their business and the larger education technology ecosystem. We play a key leadership and decision-making role, partnering with our portfolio company CEO's. Within the larger community of education technology, we regularly contribute thought-leadership, convene an annual Summit and speak at major industry conferences.

      Hold 10 active board seats
      Provide thought-leadership via speaking engagements and conference panels
      Partner with the Future of Privacy Forum to educate entrepreneurs