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Emerge is a global pre-seed fund backed by 100+ of the world’s best edtech operators. Our vision is to democratise access to opportunity – by being a catalytic partner for early-stage edtech founders.


The world’s top edtech operators - at your service

Our community of 100+ venture partners covers every skill, business model and customer type imagineable in edtech. When we invest in you, we welcome you into that community, connecting you with those who have "been there and done it" to set you up for success.

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What we bring

  • Early stage investment - typically £250k-£1.5m.
  • Hands-on support from 100+ of the world's most successful edtech operators.
  • A mission-aligned team, in your corner from day one.

What we bring

Are we a good match?

We look for:

  • Pre-seed and seed founders.
  • Building the future of learning and work.
  • Ambition to become global category leaders.
  • A thirst for learning from those who have been there.

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Our thought leadership

Insights and tactical advice for education founders, from world-class education entrepreneurs and leaders.

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Our Manifesto

An introduction to our 6 investment themes.

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Workforce Development

Society’s best chance at solving the skills gap.

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Revenue Diversification

How HE can address its financial challenges.

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Teaching at Scale

Read why we are investing in this space.

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Career Pathways

The future of alternative pathways into jobs.

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Employer-University Collaboration

A guide for founders addressing this £62bn market.

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Challenger Universities

A new breed of universities are challenging the status quo.

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