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Arc Advises and Invests in Great Educational Ideas

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Advising: Specializing in Inflection Points

Nearly 100 companies have worked with Arc since 2004. Are you next? We provide a variety of operational advisory services, ranging from intensive assessments to long-term advising. We help you build revenue streams, improve marketing, assess competition, and take business to new levels. We're not just another advisory firm; from day one, you become part of the Arc Family, which gives you access to expertise, networks, clients, and fun!

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Investing: The Funding of You

We invest in remarkable opportunities disrupting the status quo. We formulate strategic and tactical plans to achieve your funding goals, and provide access to money in a variety of ways. In some cases, Arc may invest directly; in other cases, we utilize our strong network of capital contacts and the Arc Family to connect you with the right investors. (Arc does not maintain a dedicated investment fund.)

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We know the education sector. You know your business. Together let's disrupt education. We've created a multiple Arc engagement levels to meet your needs. Maybe you're not quite ready for advisory services. Let's get to know each other.  Sign up for a free account to access many Great Ideas and Resources.  Or, take the next step and join Arc Emerging or Arc Platinum.  Welcome to the Arc Family!

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ORDINARY BECOMES EXTRAORDINARY

Nearly 100 educational clients. More than 20 current investments. A half-billion dollars in sales. 50% product penetration in U.S. K-12.

  • SuperCamp

    #1 Summer Camp for Leadership, Motivation & Confidence

    Accelerate your teen’s future with the #1 summer camp for developing character and building lifetime learning skills in an awesome and nurturing environment. We mix academic learning skills with nonstop activity, high-energy interactions, and tons of fun.

  • Kickboard

    Kickboard offers a data platform for teachers and school administrators that is the #1 climate-and-culture solution in the U.S. K-12 market.  It initially engaged Arc to strategically help grow its user and revenue bases exponentially.  Working closely with the executive team, we developed a go-to-market plan and operational road map to meet their goals. Arc took an equity position in the company Kevin joined the company’s executive team as a interim COO to oversee operations. We also engaged closely with existing investors to position Kickboard for additional funding rounds. 

  • C8 Sciences

    Advising & Board Seat

    C8 Sciences is a revolutionary brain-training program for ADHD and autism. It holds the promise of someday eliminating ADHD. C8 came to us to operationalize and nationally launch its product. Go-to-market planning, BD advising, industry introductions...We support C8 Sciences in multiple ways. Kevin is vice chairman of the board. 

  • Junyo

    Advising, Investing & Operations

    Junyo needed a business audit. Most engagements start this way. We developed the go-to-market strategy. Then we provide ongoing advising services. Over time, we became investors, helped raise capital, and took a board seat. When Junyo needed temporary operational support, Kevin became interim president of Junyo Streams, a business unit.

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RESOURCES

Don’t You Dare Sell to K-12 without Knowing the Seasonal Buying Cycles

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Stop Watching the Clock: Get Your Sales Strategy Aligned to the School Bell

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CLIENT NEWS

New York Times Features Portfolio Company C8 Sciences

Improve cognitive functions through repetitive, progressively difficult exercises, just like the gym.

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PR: Junyo Locks Up 2 Finalist Awards for Personalized Learning

"Selected for two 2015 edtech finalist awards: a CoDIE Award and an Edtech Digest Leadership Award."

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THE EDUCATION MARKET EXPERTS

OUR TEAM

Rita Ferrandino

Founding principal. Top national strategist & coalition builder. Nation expert on STEM & education policy.

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Kevin Custer

Founding Principal. Big-picture strategist. Veteran executive. Leader in Autism & special needs markets.

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P.H. Mullen

I focus on product marketing, evangelizing and selling for the education business market.

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ARC FAMILY

NEARLY 100 CLIENTS

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

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+ 85   COMPANIES ADVISED
+ 20   ACTIVE INVESTMENTS
$ 500   MILLION REVENUE
  50 % K-12 SCHOOL PENETRATION
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