“What other funders do you recommend?” This is one of the most common questions I get from edtech founders so I have compiled this list to help entrepreneurs navigate the edtech investor landscape and identify potential funders. This list is by no means exhaustive and is aligned to our focus on the U.S. K-12 student population.
Over the past few years investment in K-12 education technology has gained momentum and more institutional funders have invested in the space. Some have a focus on social impact and/or education and have made several investments (The Trailblazers). Others have shown interest by making a handful of investments and may do more as the industry develops (The Enthusiasts). Several investors may not have a strategic focus on K-12 edtech, but have made a few initial investments (The Dabblers).
One of our goals in building the ecosystem is to grow the base of K-12 edtech funders and we hope this list expands moving forward. Stay tuned for this year’s version of A Closer Look at Edtech Funding for K-12 Startups.