Category Archives: Education Technology

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 […]

Metrics for Success

    Metrics for Success Company leaders often ask us about how they can measure success. First, metrics should be relatively simple – each person should be able to gather the numbers in less than 15 minutes each week. Second, you should only be measuring and tracking information that allows you and your leadership team […]

Preparing to Win

Coach Vince Lombardi said it best, “The will to win is not nearly so important as the will to prepare to win.”   Most EdTech start-ups have the will to win. They usually have mission-driven teams who have identified problems and built solutions to transform education. They are often dedicated, skilled professionals committed to a […]

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 […]

Edtech Investment Round-Up

U.S. edtech companies raised $350 million in Q3 2015, up 9% from Q3 2014. General Assembly’s $70 million led all deals for Q3, followed by Civitas Learning’s $60 million Series D. In August alone, U.S. education technology companies scored $91 million in venture capital, led by Coursera’s $49.5 million Series C round (which will likely […]

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 […]

To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

To Tweet or Not to Tweet?       While few would question the need for most businesses to have some sort of online presence, it is still wise to question exactly who should shape your company’s official social networking presence. In particular, you need to decide whether social networking will be left to your communications […]

SIIA Keynote Session, Kevin Comments

Comments start about 15 min into the video.   SIIA ETIS May 2013 My comments at the following markers   15 min, 34 Min, 46 min, 56.45 min, 61.30 min TOPIC/ SESSION: What IS coming next within education technology? In this opening session, we’ll hear from key thought leaders representing education institutions, Ed Tech companies, […]

What Investors Are Looking For Now

As 2012 draws to a close, education companies have seen record investments. In the first five months of 2012, more dollars were invested in the education business than in all of 2011, which was a record year itself. The first five months of 2012 saw $500 million investment, compared to $429 million in 2011 (and […]