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Emerge Education is a European seed fund investing in founders solving the $8.5tn skills gap. Backed by world-class education entrepreneurs and leaders, we provide the best environment in which to start global education companies.


Unrivalled education sector insight

We are backed by world-class education leaders and entrepreneurs who will support you to accelerate product-market fit.

Meet the team

Grow faster with our network of partners

Our network of C-level executives in UK higher education and corporate learning will help you go to market faster.

What we bring

Jisc provides digital services, resources and infrastructure to most of UK’s colleges and universities

Nesta is an innovation foundation seeded by a £250m endowment, with a focus on learning & future of work

Universities UK is the representative organisation for the UK's universities, most of which are members

Cambridge University Press is the oldest & 2nd largest university press in the world

Cambridge Assessment is an international exams group designing & delivering assessments to 8m+ learners in 170 countries

Investing in solving the global skills gap

As a thesis-driven investor, we build conviction early and quickly. We back European pre-seed and seed founders solving the $8.5tn skills gap.

What we invest in

Learn from global leaders

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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Challenger Universities

A new breed of universities are challenging the status quo

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Employer-University Collaboration

A guide for founders addressing this £62bn market

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Revenue Diversification

How HE can address their financial challenges

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Workforce Development

Society’s best chance at solving the skills gap

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