Edtech · K-12 education

Are there any specialized edtech angel groups?

Emmanuel Colliot Co-founder @ TeacherSherpa

March 29th, 2015

We are looking to start conversations with edtech angel investors for our seed round. We are building a platform where teachers can create their educational materials and have over 600 pre-registrations.

We are looking to start conversations with edtech angels are they any known groups that focus on this?

Helen Adeosun

March 29th, 2015

Yes, Learn Launch as a group and an accelerator invests in some great companies here in Boston. There are a lot of others that look for investments outside of their accelerators.

Jonathon Lunardi

March 29th, 2015

Emmanuel, I worked at Blackboard Inc. for 5 years and for the American Council Education before that. I know many of the Blackboard angels and companies they have spun off. Send me something - www.linkedin.com/in/lunardi Jonathon Lunardi CEO ServingVETS.com *Jonathon LunardiCEO & Co-Founder* *ServingVETS.com* *http://www.servingvets.com * *http://www.linkedin.com/in/Lunardi *

Robert Clegg

September 14th, 2015

One "hack" to this is to join one of these incubator/accelerators without being "selected" through some competition. In other words, the ATT Aspire accelerator mentioned above is housed in GSVlabs. You can rent a desk at GSVlabs for a monthly fee and get tapped into the mentors and network.

You can also do this at the EDGE Accelerator in NYC.

I would highly recommend this approach because being vetted and referred by the community is a key to raising money (besides traction of course).

Harry Shah Big Data and Analytics Leader

March 30th, 2015

Have you looked at Angel.co ? Not specific to EdTech but active platform for Angels and Founders in general. 
You can also try accelerator like Imagine K-12 (www.imaginek12.com) 

 

Michael Conaway CEO Storyworks, CEO Ncite

March 30th, 2015

Emerge Education:  http://emerge.education is a great accelerator out of London.  I have a company the current cohort.  Its a good program with strong mentors and connections to the UK education scene.  We're a US company. so they do take startups from around the world.  

Nicole Donnelly Creating HappyCampers Every Day

March 30th, 2015

AT&T has a new Education Accelerator that I applied for. Fingers crossed!

Emmanuel Colliot Co-founder @ TeacherSherpa

March 30th, 2015

Best of luck to you Nicole -- we'll have to wait for the next class for to submit. 

Thanks again for the great tip.