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We’re talking about: Where is money currently being invested into edtech? What are the various accelerators/incubators focusing on and why? How does edtech differ from Vietnam to Israel to Japan to the USA?
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How do you measure an idea when it’s in that early phase?
A lot of that capital exists in fairly old school publishers which are very much incentivised to continue in the existing system.
I believe in the power of students as teachers.
We’re really thinking about getting students from cradle to college
There were definitely moments where school wasn’t that great for me.
As an alternative to student debt, we could invest in the future of students through an equity vehicle.
We are putting together an investors table or fund, investing in start ups in Israel and the UK
The You Tubers are the new teachers. They are like rockstars.
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