This article originally featured in Education Technology Insights on October 6, 2021

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I wrote a post several years ago entitled “Six Observations on the Future of K12 Edtech” that now seems like a lifetime ago. Since that post so much has happened: social unrest and a national conversation about racial…


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I wrote a post entitled “Next Generation Go To Market Has Arrived for K12 B2B” and received thoughtful feedback from many readers. Not only did the ideas resonate, but entrepreneurs are eager to unlock this type of growth in their startups. …


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There’s a tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm around K12 edtech companies in 2021. This is partly a result of the disruption wrought by the pandemic as schools were forced to adopt new technologies overnight in an effort to move to emergency virtual learning. Edtech went from being a nice-to-have…


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In recent years, platforms like Roblox and Minecraft have exploded in popularity. These platforms deliver rich, engaging, immersive worlds that captivate their users. They allow users to engage with content, create their own content, and interact with other users on the platform. …


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As a longtime operator and investor in education, I’ve spoken with many edtech entrepreneurs serving schools and districts across the country who are struggling to connect with new prospects and customers. The COVID pandemic has exhausted teachers and administrators and overwhelmed them with daily tasks. They have far less capacity…


I’m a venture investor in K12 education, so it might seem strange for me to advocate for a different kind of capital other than traditional venture capital. After all, I benefit from my current work making venture investments into early stage, high growth companies. I’ve been fortunate to invest in…


Chronically absent students achieve poorer results than their peers

Amid the global uncertainty and economic calamity left in its wake, COVID-19 has exposed founders and teams who are adaptable. At a time when future K12 funding is uncertain, school structures are ambiguous and highly variable, and school district leaders are frantically trying to get basic distance learning structures up…


Edovate portfolio companies are rising to the challenges posed by COVID-19 in K12 education

During this COVID-19 crisis, I’m inspired every day by the amazing efforts of entrepreneurs and their teams to positively impact the lives of those touched by K12 schools and districts. Not only are they addressing challenges to help teachers, administrators, and students continue educating and learning, but they’re also supporting…


Now is the time for service, creating, and supporting community, not for traditional sales and marketing

With schools across the country closed now and for the foreseeable future, students, teachers, administrators, and parents are all at home protecting themselves from the novel coronavirus. We’re all practicing social distancing now to slow the spread of COVID-19, which is a necessary step to protect our communities. …


More than half of all K12 public school students are out of school starting this week

When I posted last Thursday, school closures were just beginning in a few places hit hard by the novel coronavirus, but over the weekend, school leaders made difficult decisions to close schools en masse across the country. As the time of writing this post, more than 30 million K12 students…

Graham Forman

Serial edtech entrepreneur turned impact investor. Founder and Managing Director at Edovate Capital. #edtech #edchat #education #startup #innovation

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