Angel investor · E-Commerce

What resources are available to find an Edtech seed investor?

Gabriel Cornejo

May 18th, 2017

As a first time entrepreneur I'm looking for some advice about where to find Angel investors that are interested Edtech or E-Commerce. We've launched, have users and now need seed funding. Anyone have any resources they can recommend on this front?


Thank you in advance.


Gabriel

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Sean Shoffstall Experienced founder starting up something new

May 19th, 2017

Take a look at Homebrew, they are seed investors with a focus. http://www.homebrew.co/


I saw Hunter Walker speak a few months ago on their mindset and I believe have a different mentality than many seed investors and give credit for those trying to help the world as well.

Bill Meng Serial entrepreneur, 'first of its kind' projects, Mech Engrg, Math, Econ, software apps

May 19th, 2017

I would start with your banker who may know of an angel group locally or elsewhere in your state. There are some angel websites. You could also try a stockbroker or insurance rep. They are all in the financial services field.

Gabriel Cornejo

May 19th, 2017

Thank you Sean and Bill, both great suggestions, I am going to explore all recommendations immediately.

Melissa Rich Passionate, Mission Driven, Strategy, Growth & Impact Leader - Founder, CEO, President, Executive Management

June 14th, 2017

If you are looking for formal seed investors (vs local angels), check out ed specific groups and programs including: Village Capital, Imagine K12 (part of Y combinatory), Reach Capital, ARC capital and others. There are also some local accelerators etc including Boom Startup - an edtech accelerator in Utah and Upenn has a strong program in ed entrepreneurship. I am a former ed tech investor (Intel Capital). There is a lot more money in this sector than previously, but its also a lot less formalized vs other tech startup areas.