Category Archives: Rita Ferrandino

Magazine Feature: “ARC Bridges to Future of Learning”

SRQ Magazine catches up with Rita Ferrandino on her thoughts about edtech: Education Spotlight BY JACOB OGLES   |   SRQ DAILY MONDAY BUSINESS EDITION Innovations in the world of education mean growth opportunity for investors. While working in the traditional textbook industry, Rita Ferrandino saw opportunity for new resources and co-founded ARC Capital Development in 2003. Since […]

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 […]

Global Economic Consequences

For companies doing business globally, recent world events are leading many to a serious third-party evaluation of their strategy. We at Arc fully understand the significant domestic and international economic impacts from the changes that are happening globally.  The economic consequences have already begun. These events serve as a stark reminder of the need to identify […]

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 […]

Government Relations Update – December 2015

ED-Lection 2016 With the Presidential race gearing up, Arc will track candidates’ education policy positions. Stay tuned for more in the coming months and into next year. GOP Debate During the October 10 GOP debate, Marco Rubio called the nation’s higher education system “completely outdated” and advocated for additional vocational education stating America needs more […]

Government Relations Update – June 2015

ED-Lection 2016 With the Presidential race gearing up, Arc will track candidates’ education policy positions. Stay tuned. DREAM-ers Donation Mark Zuckerberg announced that he and his wife Priscilla Chan are giving $5 million to TheDream.US as part of their commitment to supporting education in the Bay Area. They join philanthropists Don Graham, Amanda Bennett, and […]

The Benefits of Benefits Corporations

It can be difficult for executives and entrepreneurs to determine how they will balance the interests of stockholders with a desire to have a positive social impact. Incorporating as a “public benefit corporation” (or “P.B.C.”) is one way to balance public benefits purposes with fiduciary responsibilities. On August 1, Delaware became the 19th state to […]