Education Outcomes Report

At Owl Ventures, we recognize that prioritizing outcomes is a fundamental requirement for building long-lasting businesses.

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Reaching learners all over the world.

Our portfolio of 30+ companies across three sectors: Pre-K-12, post-secondary, and career mobility, serves learners all over the world.

222+

Countries

240M+

Users

8300+

Higher-ed institutions

7800+

Employers

14,000+

Jobs

Improving access to quality education for all.

We’re proud to partner with companies that ensure that the products they are building have the ability to scale and serve a diverse set of learners / educators.

Improving access to quality education for all.

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Owl’s Approach to Outcomes Measurement

In order to achieve greater equity and inclusion in education, we work with portfolio companies to measure impact in three primary areas: reach and access, diversity, and outcomes.

Reach & Access

Diversity

Outcomes

REACH & ACCESS

Achieving impact at scale for all learners.

To allow education to serve as an equalizer, we work with our companies to measure not just how many learners they’re serving, but also what their learner profile looks like. We encourage companies to report on metrics such as the number and type of communities served by geography as well as gender and racial profiles of their customers, where applicable.

United States

Europe

India

China

Users

50M+

44M+

30M+

10M+

3M+

57M+

700K+

30M+

2M+

United States

50M+

44M+

30M+

10M+

China

30M+

2M+

Europe

3M+

India

57M+

700K+

K-12

60% of users are from outside metropolitan cities.

Of the students served by Hazel Health, 80% are students of color.

Remind serves nearly 90% of all U.S. Title I schools.

Post Secondary

88% of learners on BenchPrep are English language learners.

43% of learners served by Noodle Partners are Black or Latinx.

Career Mobility

90%+ people on Lingo Live’s platform are English language learners.

SV Academy graduates are 60% women and 70% low-to-middle income.

Diversity

Different backgrounds 
+ new perspectives 
= quality solutions

At Owl, we recognize that lack of diversity in teams is a problem since homogenous communities are susceptible to groupthink and are less likely to voice the needs of the communities they hope to serve. As part of our annual diversity survey, we collect metrics such as gender, race, pay equity, and employee retention for women, and persons of color for each of our portfolio companies, where applicable.

*Industry benchmarks

Owl Data

50%

Women on the investment team vs 21%*

50%

People of color on investment team vs 24%*

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Portfolio Data

Founders and CEOs

17.4%

Women

vs 9.2%*

41.3%

People of Color

vs 23%*

25%

1st generation college students

Leadership Teams

35.1%

Women

vs 19%*

34%

People of Color

vs 12%*

24.7%

1st generation college students

Board Members

15.6%

Women

vs 26%*

35.4%

People of Color

vs 15%*

Owl Data

50%

Women on the investment team vs 21%*

50%

People of color on investment team vs 24%*

Portfolio Data

Founders and CEOs

Leadership Teams

Board Members

17.4%

Women

vs 9.2%*

35.1%

Women

vs 19%*

15.6%

Women

vs 26%*

41.3%

People of Color

vs 23%*

34%

People of Color

vs 12%*

35.4%

People of Color

vs 15%*

25%

1st generation college students

24.7%

1st generation college students

OUTCOMES

Leading the sector with outcomes.

Owl strongly believes that the most successful companies will be those that are able to quantitatively measure their education outcomes. We know that different types of research are appropriate to determine effectiveness according to product type and development stage. Therefore, we encourage our portfolio companies to report their impact along a spectrum, from formative to summative research.

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We’re excited to share the impact of our portfolio with all its key stakeholders. For each company, you will find a description of the company; the company’s approach to measuring effectiveness; and its access and outcomes data, told via metrics and case studies.