Pearson Ventures Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Venture Capital
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 4
  • Investments
  • 29
  • Portfolio
  • 20
  • Exits
  • 2

Pearson Ventures General Information


Founded in 2012, Pearson Ventures invests in companies building new market opportunities using innovative business models, future technologies, and new educational experiences. Pearson Ventures focuses on Series A and B. The ticket size will typically be $1.5-5M which in most markets means the firm won't be leading rounds with a geographical focus on the United States and the United Kingdom which are their biggest markets, The firm will also explore opportunities in Brazil, India, South Africa, and Australia. The firm prioritizes companies who are working in areas of high strategic importance, including employability, lifelong learning, and next-generation assessment; offering new technological capabilities such as artificial intelligence, mobile-first delivery, remote proctoring, or augmented/virtual reality; creating social impact through upskilling, income share agreements, or increasing higher-ed access.

Contact Information

Year Founded
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Corporate Venture Capital
Other Investor Types
Venture Capital
Primary Office
  • 330 Hudson Street
  • New York, NY 10013
  • United States

Pearson Ventures Investments (29)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Holberton 24-Mar-2021 Later Stage VC 0000 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Generating Revenue
00000000000 (00000 17-Feb-2021 00000 00000 0000 Educational Software Generating Revenue
000000000 00 00000 07-Oct-2019 00000 00000 00.00 Education and Training Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 000000000000
0000000000 07-May-2019 00000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
000000 29-Mar-2019 00000 00000 000.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
000000.00000 28-Oct-2018 0000 00000 00.000 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
00000 10-May-2018 0000 00000 00000 Real Estate Services (B2C) Generating Revenue
000000 12-Apr-2018 00000 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
HarukaEdu 07-Nov-2016 Early Stage VC 00.00 Education and Training Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
SPARK Schools 01-Oct-2016 Early Stage VC 00.00 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
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Pearson Ventures Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Omega Schools 30-Jun-2020 Merger/Acquisition
00000 & 000000 01-Jan-2017 000 00 00000000
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Pearson Ventures Team (25)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Giovanni Giovannelli Ph.D President, Growth Markets London, United Kingdom
Owen Henkel Director of Efficacy New York, NY
Soren Kroon Executive, Corporate Finance & Strategy Activities London, United Kingdom
John Callovi Executive, Investments and Portfolio Management New York, NY
Sophie Matsubara Executive Assistant London, United Kingdom
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