Venture capital funding can help kickstart a startup’s launch, fund a company’s latest product, or boost growth and expansion. But VC funders are discerning, looking for new trends, proven winners, and a host of other criteria that can make a company ripe for investment.
In the K-12 world, some of the products and areas investors are finding most appealing in 2019 are new or fast-emerging technologies, but others are more traditional. On Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. EST, EdWeek Market Brief will host a webinar that will give companies, entrepreneurs, and organizations insight into the trends in K-12 that venture capital investors at focused on.
I’ll be moderating the discussion, and I’ll be joined by expert guests who often determine where VC companies put their dollars into the K-12 sector.
We’ll hear from Jennifer Carolan, a general partner and Jen Wu, a venture partner, both of Reach Capital, a venture fund which invests in early-stage ed-tech tools, applications, content, and education services.
Amit Patel, managing director of Owl Ventures, another VC investor, will also share his expertise in the K-12 sector. Owl Ventures is a VC that focuses solely on ed-tech and has invested in companies ranging from DreamBox Learning to Panorama Education.
Tune into our discussion to find out what VC investors are looking for in K-12 companies and the latest trends in the education space.