Select Financial and Strategic Investors to Invest in the Most Promising Edtech Startups
DENVER, CO – June 26, 2016 – Today, nine of the most promising education technology startups from North America’s best accelerator programs will pitch to an invite-only group of industry CEOs and investors at the inaugural Education Leadership Investor Day in Denver.
Education Leadership Investor Day is designed to bring together leading figures in the education and investment community and have them invest in the most promising early stage edtech startups. Participation is limited to 25 education leaders. Each attendee is expected to invest in at least one of the nine startups. All transactions are between the investor and the startup.
“As the edtech industry continues to mature, it is important for us to not only highlight, but also invest in startups at every stage,” said Jean Hammond, partner of LearnLaunch, a co-sponsor and co-host of the event. “ Too many of our most promising startups are failing to make the jump to a point where they are ready to receive investment from the increasing number of edtech-focused venture capital investors structured to invest in Series A ready firms.”
“With scores of new edtech startups emerging every year, it can be challenging for investors to find and vet the right investments for them,” said Rita Ferrandino, principal of Arc Capital Development, co-sponsor and co-host of the event. “Education Leadership Investor Day makes it easy for investors to connect with those edtech startups that are scalable and investable.”
Nine early stage education and special needs industry startups were vetted and then invited to present. The startups were nominated by and selected from industry accelerator programs. The nine participating companies are: Boulder Learning, EdConnective, Kinems, LessonCast, Listen Current, Peekapak, Ruvna, SmartTrack, and Zulama.