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CooleyED Conference and Edtech Pitch Night

February 21, 2018
Event details
February 21, 2018
3:00 pm
San Francisco, CA

Event summary

Cooley is pleased to host a select group of industry leaders and investors for a unique conference on investment opportunities in global education followed by an edtech pitch program. The conference will explore current trends and issues affecting the education vertical, strategic investment ideas and opportunities. We will be featuring leaders in the broad education space to explore and present on emerging opportunities for domestic and international investment.

After the conference program, there will be an opportunity for networking and then a short panel on early-stage edtech investments. Edtech angel and venture stage companies will present three-minute rapid-fire pitches and answer questions from our edtech investor panel. After the pitch portion of the event, investors will have an opportunity to meet the companies and see demos of their products.

View the full program agenda here. 


Ashley Beckner – Principal, Investments, Omidyar Network 

David Blake – Chief Executive Officer, Degreed

Joy Chen – Executive Advisor, TAL Education Group

Kelly Fuller – Director, BMO Capital Markets

Chian Gong – Principal, Reach Capital

Brian Grey – Chief Executive Officer, Remind

Ben Nelson – Founder, Chairman and CEO, Minerva

Amit Patel – Partner, Owl Ventures

Michael Staton – Partner, Learn Capital

George Straschnov – Managing Director, Bisk Ventures

Joe Vasquez – Co-Director, Runway Incubator

Max Ventilla – Founder & CEO, AltSchool

Edtech Pitch Night Presenting Companies

BeeLine Reader   







Sales2Job Academy 



Year On            


For additional information, please email Rebecca Lanz.

Event details and registration