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February 25, 2008

Watching John Doerr at NGA: Why School Improvement Providers Should Too

Today, John Doerr, partner in the famed venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers briefed the National Governors Association on the emerging industry in green technologies. It's a "must watch" for the leaders of Knowledge Alliance, SIIA and EIA.

October 28, 2007

Wireless Generation's Berger and Stevenson on Hurdles Facing "Real" - Make that "Classic" - Education Entrepreneurs

Having studied, worked with and invested in owner-operated k-12 firms - and started my own small business in the field several years ago, I can say that there is nothing quite like the mindset of people who have placed everything they own and are behind an idea. It may not be a better or worse mindset, but it is different enough from working for other people, or just with other peoples' money, or with philanthropy's free money that it deserves its own label.

October 20, 2007

What DeVry's Entry into Online High Schools Means for Virtual EMO K12

Investing now in DeVry is to invest in a firm that has diversified its risks - and just maybe added to the pipeline for its post-secondary students. Investing in K-12 is to make a bet on a firm that's placed all its eggs in one basket.

September 14, 2007

A Busy Summer for Investment Bankers and Lawyers

I was surprised at the number of investments that took place in July and August.

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