Learn Capital: Most Innovative Global EdTech Investor US 2022

Learn Capital believes in the vast — and often untapped — potential of human beings. Founded in 2009, the VC firm backs and builds tech-driven companies helping humans to flourish. The firm views learning as both the bedrock and a key building block of thriving societies. Education and training are major factors in determining a person’s future — or a country’s economy. It’s one of the more significant factors separating developed and developing countries. Learn manages over $1bn in assets and has a portfolio of almost 200 companies, focusing on catalytic areas of daily life: health and wellness, education, finance and community. The mission-driven firm is based in Austin, Texas, and has deployed five funds over the past 13 years. Some of its portfolio superstars include Armenia’s SoloLearn, providing free digital courses and a global community to learn coding, and Croatia’s Photomath, the digital math tutor app that secured $23m in funding and exceeded 220 million downloads in February 2021. Merlyn, the first AI classroom assistant, joined the Learn incubator in 2018. According to a study co-authored by Nobel-Prize-winning economist, Professor Michael Kremer, the highly standardised methodology used by Learn investee NewGlobe, headquartered in Kenya, was found to produce dramatic learning gains at scale. Learn has undergone a partial rebranding to enhance the platform, expand the team and establish Austin as an innovation hub. The CFI.co judging panel presents Learn Capital — a repeat programme winner —with the 2022 Most Innovative Global EdTech Investor (US) award.







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