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?
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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 *

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.

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) 

 

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).