Reach supports the most promising entrepreneurs developing technology solutions for challenges in early childhood, K-12 and higher education. They invest in early-stage tech tools, applications, content, and services to improve education opportunities for all children. The Fund also acts as a catalyst, inspiring and enabling traditional and non-traditional investors to provide capital to the fast-growing ed tech market.
The investment approach is simple – seek out and listen to educators, parents and researchers. Their needs inform the search for technology solutions. They look for those places where the advantages of technology can uniquely address a challenge in education. They are clear that technology is a tool and is often not the best response or solution. Yet, in certain places, technology can be a powerful way to remove obstacles to learning and enable access to educational opportunity.
The job is to support education entrepreneurs and they want them to be in the spotlight. They have built a community of hardy, mission-driven edtech entrepreneurs, who they support with the collective network, experiences and market knowledge. They value community and support the founders’ efforts to convene and connect. Most importantly, they seek to learn from them.See more