Category Archives: Education and Economy

Investing in Workforce EdTech: Staying Ahead of the Curve

As the very nature of work evolves rapidly, so does the nature of workforce training and education. Companies and students are demanding change, colleges are adapting, and investors are making workforce edtech a top priority–but are you considering how you can take advantage of this opportunity?  Technology is playing a highly disruptive role, both by […]

Five Steps to Take Now to Build a Strategic Plan in a Changing Political Environment

As the dust continues to settle from the historic 2016 Presidential election, it’s time to assess what you should do to prepare your company for the shifting political environment. Though uncertainty abounds about what direction the new administration will take in the education arena, there is no doubt that changes are coming. And while the […]

Could Field Sales Work for You?

For educational companies aiming for the best possible valuation, it is critical to demonstrate a sustainable income stream that is scalable, defensible and predictable. In fact, we see about a 30 to 50% premium on the valuation of companies that can sell in this way. How does a company show a scalable, defensible and predictable […]

How to View this Crazy Market, Maintain Sanity, and Change the World

BY: P.H. MULLEN, JR.  Last week, I moderated an amazing edtech panel at the 2016 Venture Summit West at the Computer History Museum in Palo Alto. Here’s what I said: We’re not in a bubble; we’re in a long-term business shift. It’s a usage shift. It’s a benefit shift. These adjustments are lasting and profound. Like […]

2016 Education Trends

We can all agree that schools changed the day students started bringing their own devices with them. The educational experience of today’s kids has shifted because of the ease of access to smartphones, tablets and less expensive computers. With this reshaping of the educational learning environment comes the opportunity for service and content providers to […]

Government Relations Update – April 2015

ED-lection 2016  As the Presidential race ramps up, Arc will track candidates’ education positions and keep you posted. Utah Education Funding Increase Utah Gov. Gary Herbert gives final approval to the largest funding increase for schools in 25 years. California NCLB Waiver Extensions Six districts in California have applied for a three-year extension of their No […]

Investing in Technology for Special Needs and Early Childhood Education

I recently spoke at a congressional briefing on technology in early education, focusing on the overall economic benefits of investing in technology for preK education and special needs. The panel also included Rhian Evans Allvin, Executive Director for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); Benjamin Heuston, Ph.D., President, Waterford Institute; Chip […]

Is an Ed Tech Bubble Coming?

The education market continues to shift toward digital content and educational technology.  According to the newly released “Supplemental Products Market: 2014 Size, Growth and Trends” by Education Market Research, the emphasis on digital products continues to grow, with 45.9% of 86 companies saying their focus was 51% or more on digital, compared with 23.8% of […]

September 2014 Government Relations Update

Education and the Midterm Elections While many are focused on how control of the House and Senate could change during the upcoming midterm elections, from an education standpoint, governor’s races across the country are the ones to watch. The single greatest influence on education in a given state is the governor, so it is critical […]

Education Investment – The Last Decade

Arc Capital Development will be celebrating its 10th Year Anniversary on Sunday, September 22nd in Denver.  In reflecting on our 10 years, we thought it might be interesting to look back at education investment over the past 10 years – view our new white paper here.