How ed ventures succeed

Many for-profit education entrepreneurs have crashed and burned, writes Julie Landry Petersen in Education Next. She looks at three innovators who’ve had an impact and stayed in business: Larry Berger (Wireless Generation), Jonathan Harber (SchoolNet) and Ron Packard (K12).

“The economics of education investing are changing,” writes Petersen. Ed tech companies raised $1.1 billion in venture funding in 2012, more than double the amount raised the prior year.


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