In this episode, Hall welcomes back Graham Forman, Managing Director and Founder of Edovate Capital.
Edovate Capital is a seed and early-stage venture capital company investing in early-stage companies that are innovating in K12 education. They look for outstanding people to partner with for the long term, who have products or services that will transform education.
Graham spent his career in education, entrepreneurship, and investing. The first phase of his career was in education policy where he worked for U.S. Senator Paul Simon and former California State Assemblyman, Senator, and Community College Chancellor Jack Scott. He worked with school leaders addressing some of their biggest challenges in leading large school systems.
The second phase of his career was as a startup operator serving as head of sales, marketing, business development, and customer success in impact-focused SaaS companies serving education. His last role included leading sales and business development for Netchemia. During his tenure, the company grew to serve more than 2,400 school districts and 20,000 schools in the U.S. with a best-in-class talent management suite. Netchemia was acquired by People Admin (backed by Vista Equity Partners) in 2015, which kicked off Graham’s third career phase where he founded Edovate. In this role, he backs impact-focused seed-stage K12 companies with investment and advisory support.
Graham updates Hall on new happenings at Edovate Capital since his last interview. He shares his thoughts on what new investment theses – if any – may arise due to COVID-19, regulatory changes, and the teacher shortage and how technology can help with this widespread problem.
You can visit Edovate Capital at www.edovatecapital.com/.
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