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Emerge brings together the brightest minds in the business of learning

Rob Cohen, Senior Advisor, 2U & Trilogy Education   •   Company Logo

The Emerge Education team

Jan Lynn-Matern
Jan Lynn-Matern

Founder & Partner

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I founded Emerge Education in response to the lack of capital available for exceptional entrepreneurs in Europe innovating in learning and work. If you are an investor and like the sound of what we do, speak to me.
Nic Newman
Nic Newman

Partner

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I co-founded and exited a 300-person company called Tigerspike. At Emerge Education, I draw on my operational experience to design and implement growth services for the founders.
Mary Curnock Cook
Mary Curnock Cook

Network Chair

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Passionate about Higher Education, I'm ex-CEO of UCAS, and hold advisory positions at organisations like The Open University & the Student Loans Company. At Emerge I convene my network to further innovation in HE.
Lucy Lynn-Matern
Lucy Lynn-Matern

Principal

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I source and select the most exciting companies at Emerge Education. If you are an entrepreneur wondering what we can do for you, contact me
Mario Barosevcic
Mario Barosevcic

Principal

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I select and facilitate investments in the most promising companies and monitor our portfolio. Talk to me if you’d like to know how we make our decisions or if you want to co-invest
Alexander Iosad
Alexander Iosad

Head of Engagement

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A researcher by background, I'm responsible for building out our network. If you'd like to join the discussion on how to best support, train and teach learners and workers, talk to me
Shinaz Navas
Shinaz Navas

Associate

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I conduct research with university leaders, corporate key decision-makers and entrepreneurs. Talk to me if you want to learn what your customer profile thinks about the future of learning and work
Annamária Kiraly
Annamária Kiraly

Research Operations

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Having run event businesses for the last 10 years, I support event logistics and special research projects

Fund Advisors

Expert entrepreneurs who have invested in our fund

Rob Cohen
Rob Cohen

Senior Advisor, 2U & Trilogy Education

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Founder, CFO and investor in some of the most successful learning technology companies such as 2U and Trilogy Education
John Danner
John Danner

MD, Dunce Capital

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I created the highest performing low-income school system in California, and now fund fast growing companies like Lamda and Outschool
Diane Morgan
Diane Morgan

former Global MD, Trilogy Education

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I'm an Advisor and Exc Leader for companies transforming education such as Trilogy Education, Aula and Jolt. Former Imperial College Associate Dean.
Josh Wöhle
Josh Wöhle

former co-founder & CTO, SuperAwesome

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Formerly Co-Founder & CTO @ SuperAwesome, the biggest kids technology company in the world. Today I help people become better learners as Co-Founder & CEO @ Bloom Learning.
Ahmed Haque
Ahmed Haque

former Chief Academic Officer, Trilogy Education

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I served as CAO at Trilogy where I helped build a >$100M education portfolio that enabled upward mobility for thousands of adult learners
Wayne Houlden
Wayne Houlden

Founder, Janison

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I founded Janison, a publicly listed company that provides online assessment and learning platforms, used by millions of test-takers and learners worldwide
Steve Goldenberg
Steve Goldenberg

Founder & CPO, Interfolio

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I founded Interfolio, a faculty information system, acquired in 2018, now serving over 300 college and university customers

Partners

We are backed by some of the largest distribution channels in education

Cambridge Assessment
Cambridge Assessment is an international exams group designing & delivering assessments to 8m+ learners in 170 countries
Jisc
Jisc provides digital services, resources and infrastructure to most of UK’s colleges and universities
Nesta
Nesta is an innovation foundation seeded by a £250m endowment, with a focus on learning & future of work
Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press is the oldest & 2nd largest university press in the world
Grupo Triradentes
Grupo Triradentes is one of the largest private higher education institutions in Brazil
UUK
Universities UK is the representative organisation for the UK's universities, most of which are members

Co-Investors

Some of the VCs and institutions who have invested into our portfolio companies

Rethink Education

Learn Capital

Local Globe

Stride VC

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