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Todd Hand

John Katzman and Robert Lytle on the Current State of Education Technology

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K-12 schools and higher education establishments have seen a shift in not only how education is delivered, but also in the market around educational software development. EdTech programs have increased exponentially, and hybrid courses have been embraced as a new and beneficial model for students and teachers alike. In this episode John and Rob share their insider knowledge on how tech providers are adapting and how enrollment has been affected, as well as their predictions for the future of EdTech.

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Amit Patel and Ian Chiu Discuss the Details Behind Owl Ventures New Pair of Investment Funds

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The education sector covers a very wide spectrum, so how do you go about investing in the right business? In this episode, Todd Hand speaks with Amit Patel and Ian Chiu, Managing Directors at Owl Ventures, to find out who they are working closely with. EdTech is able to produce global products that scale fast, so now is the time to act quickly. Tune in as they discuss the timelines of closing deals, Patel and Chiu’s successful investments and exits, as well as a very special announcement regarding current funds.

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The Financial and Infrastructural Impacts on The Early Childhood Education Sector

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In the light of the recent changes brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, Todd welcomes David Evans and George Bernstein to the Knowledge Leaders Podcast to discuss the financial and infrastructural impacts on child care businesses. David Evans is involved with Child Development Schools. He reflects on the current state of child care, and points out the differences from the retail sector. In childcare businesses, teachers, parents and investors have always prioritised the safety and wellbeing of the children above profits. David assesses how a successful childcare business can function whilst taking parents’ newfound work-at-home lifestyle into Account. George Bernstein is the former CEO of Nobel Learning Communities. George discusses the best approach to investment in a general sense, but particularly in navigating 2020’s unpredictable market and environment.

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Joining a Business Remotely: Two Months In

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Several months into the pandemic, many businesses have had to learn how to hire new team members remotely. In this episode, Todd Hand and April Sarraille catch up with Varda Halidy, ASA’s new VP of Human Resources, to hear what it’s been like joining a team virtually. Tune in as we discuss video interviews, building meaningful connections with colleagues over Zoom, and Varda’s advice for hiring over the next few months.

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Congratulations to Devan Andrzejewski on her placement as CMO at PDH Academy!

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