The Learn Capital partners are encouraged by the progress of internet business models in the US and EU education and enthusiasm for learning innovations in emerging economies. Both produce beneficial network effects as markets and networks expand.
The Learn Capital portfolio includes:
Edmodo: social learning platform with 2 million users
SchoolTube: leading education video platform
MangaHigh: adaptive middle grade math games
OpenEd: blended learning services & solutions
AdvancePath: dropout prevention academies
Bridge: low cost schools in Kenya
Lafafa: English language for Chinese preschoolers
Like Facebook, YouTube, and Zynga, the early growth rates of Edmodo, SchoolTube, and MangaHigh quickly achieved 2% of the addressable market.
The Learn Capital partners combine extensive startup experience. In addition to a dozen tech start ups, the Learn partners were instrumental in forming Edmodo, OpenEd, and AdvancePath. They were also involved in forming Edusoft and America’s Choice.
“Our companies are engaged in the transformation of educational engagement, access, and effectiveness in formalized schooling and consumer settings throughout the world.”
The Learn partners have investment expertise including venture, private equity and corporate business development. Learn Capital is the only dedicated learning venture fund.
Stay tuned for an announcement tomorrow of the next portfolio company!