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Pearson Ventures

Pearson Ventures

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.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Year Founded
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 (27)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Springboard (Educational Software) 18-Dec-2019 Later Stage VC 0000 Educational Software Generating Revenue
000000000 00 00000 07-Oct-2019 00000 00000 00.000 Educational Software Generating Revenue
0000000.00 07-May-2019 00000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
000000 29-Mar-2019 00000 00000 000.00 Human Capital Services Generating Revenue
00000 10-May-2018 0000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
000000 12-Apr-2018 00000 00000 Human Capital Services Generating Revenue
000000000 07-Nov-2016 00000 00000 00.00 Educational Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
00000 0000000 01-Oct-2016 00000 00000 00.00 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000000 00000000
Affordable Private Education Centres 24-Jun-2016 Joint Venture 000 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Startup 0000000 00000000
Avanti Fellows 09-Feb-2016 Later Stage VC 000 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Profitable 0000000 00000000
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Pearson Ventures Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
00000 & 000000 01-Jan-2017 000 00 00000000 Completed
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Pearson Ventures Team (25)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Giovanni Giovannelli Ph.D President, Growth Markets 0 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
T.T. Nguyen Member of Investments & Portfolio Management New York, NY

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