Investing in Education Technology

June 30, 2010

Earlier this month, MarketWire wrote about the Venture capital in Education Summit 2010. Interestingly, the education is the second largest sector in the US economy after healthcare, and yet it gets very little love from the venture capital investors. Due to the current state of the economy, a lot of venture capital firms are looking for safer investing in the expansion stage technology companies.

However, in a year or two, when the economy improves, Education Technology start-ups could possibly get a lot more attention. It is not a secret that college education struggles to keep students interested in class rooms and provide educational and entertaining curriculum. This is exactly where Education Technology can come to the rescue. As soon as the schools decide to act on the increasing number of students who cannot justify the large tuition fees with the education they receive in return, EdTech could become a hot field to invest in.


Konstantin is the President at OnLighten, which specializes in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and business systems strategy, implementation, integration, automation, and training. He was previously an Analyst at OpenView.