Founded in 2014, Owl Ventures is the largest venture capital firm in the world focused on the education technology market with over $2 billion in assets under management. The Silicon Valley-based firm was purposely built to partner with and help scale the world’s leading education companies across the education spectrum encompassing PreK-12, higher education, future of work (career mobility/professional learning), and “EdTech+” (intersection of EdTech and other major industries such as FinTech and healthcare). We invest in companies at all stages from seed, early, growth, and later stages and across all geographies around the world.
With its dedicated focus on EdTech, the Owl Ventures team has the experience, distribution channels, information advantages, and a global network of Limited Partners, investors, portfolio companies, and strategic partners that can meaningfully change the trajectory of a company and can help entrepreneurs navigate the complexities of the education market. This hands-on approach helps companies across numerous functions including distribution, talent, building syndicates with top investors, and efficacy and outcomes measurement.
Owl Ventures is backed by top global Limited Partners consisting of prestigious College & University Endowments, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Foundations, Strategic Education Institutions, and Family Offices from across the U.S., Asia, Europe, Middle East, and South America. This aligned deep global network of partners is critical to helping Owl and its portfolio companies with distribution channels, partnerships, and international resources and networks.
We believe there is a digital revolution rapidly unfolding in education and workforce development. This revolution is creating a historic opportunity to invest in companies that are disrupting and improving the over $6 trillion global education market. The entire education and training sector is shifting rapidly as access to the internet and connected devices has flourished. Hundreds of millions of students and teachers around the world can now leverage innovative learning platforms.
The education ecosystem now consists of digital natives, and cloud software and information networks are connecting teachers, students, parents and employers in ways that were never before possible. Broad internet infrastructure investments combined with rapid changes in the global economy have also led education institutions, enterprises and individuals to seek digital tools to address the widening skills gap. This has led to the extensive adoption of software platforms that are becoming large transformative companies. Owl Ventures seeks visionary entrepreneurs that are building these transformative education companies and are at the forefront of this new wave of innovation in education.