On this episode of the EdTech Startup Show, my guest is Graham Forman, founder of Edovate Capital.
Note: this episode features our full conversation. Previously, I shared three highlights of this conversation.
You can read and listen to those here:
- Why does Graham do seed-stage investing in EdTech?
- How does Graham identify successful education entrepreneurs?
- How do you grow an EdTech Startup? Graham answers
Graham is the founder and managing director of Edovate Capital. He’s spent his career in education, entrepreneurship, and investing. The first phase of his career was in education policy where he worked for U.S. Senator Paul Simon and former California State Assemblyman, Senator, and Community College Chancellor Jack Scott. He worked with school leaders addressing some of their biggest challenges in leading large school systems.
The second phase of his career was as a startup operator serving as head of sales, marketing, business development, and customer success in impact-focused SaaS companies serving education. His last role included leading sales and business development for Netchemia. During his tenure, the company grew to serve more than 2,400 school districts and 20,000 schools in the U.S. with a best-in-class talent management suite. Netchemia was acquired by People Admin (backed by Vista Equity Partners) in 2015, which kicked off Graham’s third career phase where he founded Edovate. In this role, he backs impact-focused seed stage K12 companies with investment and advisory support.
He lives in Denver with his wife and two children and enjoys travel, the outdoors, and cooking.
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