Doing Deals from the Basement: VC during Covid

EduLab Capital Managing Partner, Liam Pisano, deploying capital from his basement

Pisano observes, “Since coronavirus, a majority of our portfolio companies have found a way to touch more lives and increase their own impact on the education ecosystem.”

The remote work lifestyle forces us to pause and prioritize

Conducting Due Diligence via Zoom

“It is nearly impossible to get someone’s full attention for longer than a few hours on Zoom,” says Pisano.

Derecho points out, “Even if all of this is true, does this [remote process for relationship-building] change outcomes? It is too soon to tell. It is new for everyone in the industry.”

Team Dynamics

On the flip side, Derecho highlights the autonomy allowed for in this new normal. “We have done away completely with this notion of face time — people feeling that they should be at work while their supervisor is there.”

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EduLab Capital Partners is a VC fund that invests in early stage, education and workforce technology companies to scale measurable impact in our communities.

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EduLab Capital Partners is a VC fund that invests in early stage, education and workforce technology companies to scale measurable impact in our communities.

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