by Sally Sorte
“Mentor Collective is grounded in… helping students who feel like they don’t belong in a place, belong in a place,” says Co-Founder and CEO, Jackson Boyar.
To achieve this sense of belonging, Mentor Collective seeks to make life-changing relationships a feature of every student’s college experience.
“Helping people feel at home in the world and be their best selves.”
While this human need transcends time, the last 14 months of Covid-19 ‘social distancing’ have underscored the value of human connection. And the gaping hole we feel when that need is not fulfilled.
Jackson Boyar and James Lu…
by Sally Sorte
As we close out Women’s History Month, we are pleased to introduce you to an inspiring female leader and entrepreneur: Aparna Rao.
Aparna Rao says that she stumbled upon entrepreneurship.
“Honestly, maybe that’s the best way to do it, because it’s all about: is there a need in the market, is there a passion I have, and is there a solution I can solve it with.”
Rao is the founder and CEO of eCare Vault, EduLab Capital’s inaugural investment. eCare Vault offers a coordinated care platform to bridge communication across a child or adult’s family caregivers, educators…
by Liam Pisano
“How much money are you looking to raise?” A question heard at the end of nearly every early-stage entrepreneur-investor conversation. More often than not, the response separates the wheat from the chaff in terms of those ready to raise institutional capital.
While there’s no right answer, the need to be directionally correct can be tantamount to success. A figure that outweighs the need for the Company is looked upon as out of touch and needlessly dilutive, and a figure too small can be seen as lacking ambition and dispels dreams of venture-like returns. A well thought out…
by Sally Sorte
Sandwiched between a punching bag and a Peloton, Liam Pisano is going on month nine of doing deals from his basement. Pisano is the Boston-based Managing Partner and Co-founder of EduLab Capital Partners (ECP), with counterparts in Tokyo and Singapore.
EduLab Capital is an early stage, EdTech venture capital firm that seeks to fill the gap for entrepreneurs looking for an institutionalized investor, at a stage in development where their product/market fit or ARR are not yet suited for a larger fund.
ECP invests in learning technologies, spanning K-12, Higher Education, and corporate learning. …
by Liam Pisano, Managing Partner
Today we are pleased to announce that Sally Sorte has joined the EduLab Capital Partners team as a Principal. That’s the formal announcement. But the journey to this moment for us was almost as interesting as her impressive and inspiring background. Sally joined EduLab Capital as a virtual summer MBA intern in June of 2020 after her first year at Harvard Business School. Her introduction to our team was a welcome respite from the tragedy of the Spring. Her resume read much like a well crafted movie script. Experience at Teach for America, Google, McKinsey…
EduLab Capital Partners is a VC fund that invests in early stage, education and workforce technology companies to scale measurable impact in our communities.