Conversation With Leading EdTech Investors

  • November 12, 2012 · 6:30 PM

This event is organized by EdTech SV.

Idea to IPO is promoting this event in collaboration with EdTech SV.


Alan Louie, Founder and Partner at ImagineK12

Jennifer Carolan, Director, New School Seed Fund

Nari Ansari, Vice President, Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV)



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This event features  EdTech industry leaders and investors for a panel conversation. They will speak on what is trending deal flow in the edtech space and  talk a bit about how the market is responding to those companies that are getting funded.

For those funded edtech companies that are not being funded we’re asking to hear their thoughts on the disconnects between product, team, execution, market fit, etc.

Another important part of the panel conversation will consist of hearing insights about what is trending in angel deals. So much of the funding that is happening in EdTech doesn't get the same publicity or have the same level of transparency as institutional investing in other sectors. The panel will pull back the shroud and talk about deals we aren't hearing about as well as provide their wisdom on fundraising in this rather idiosyncratic space.

Finally, the panel will talk a bit about learning innovations that are empowering stakeholders outsides of or beyond the schools and traditional “Education system.” As a group we are interested in hearing about trends the education market is begging for, yet entrepreneurs and innovators are not responding to.

For example, learning happens within a larger education mega system that includes (1) School, (2) Community, and (3) Home. However, almost all of the focus on education innovations is targeted towards the traditional school-centric paradigms. So how are parents, community members, businesses and other outsiders to the traditional schooling system being empowered to play a role and have an impact on 21st century learning? Are innovators, educators and investors thinking about this? If so, in what ways?


Special thanks to our sponsor, GSV.  Food and refreshments will be provided.

The format will consist of mingling for 10 minutes, then diving into a 55 minute panel conversation with Q&A, followed by food, refreshments and networking.



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