In recent years, there’s been a significant surge in the level of investment flowing into educational technology companies. And with no signs of this letting up in the near future, it’s an investment niche that’s critical to the market for lifelong learning.
In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Jeff talks with Ian Chiu, managing director at Owl Ventures, one of the firms leading a wave of investment in educational technology companies. They talk about everything from the basics of venture capital, to successful business models in the current learning landscape. They also discuss trends that Ian sees shaping the future of edtech and lifelong learning.
Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode186.
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