Emerge brings together the brightest minds in the business of learning |

Rob Cohen, Senior Advisor, 2U & Trilogy Education

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.
Don Taylor
Don Taylor

Network Chair

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Passionate about Workforce Development, I have chaired the Learning Technologies Conference since 2000, and since 2014 have produced the L&D Global Sentiment Survey annually. At Emerge I convene my network to further innovation in the enterprise.
Mario Barosevcic
Mario Barosevcic

Partner

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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
Shinaz Navas
Shinaz Navas

Associate

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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
Zara Zaman
Zara Zaman

Head of Platform

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I take care of our vibrant community at Emerge. Talk to me if you would like to become part of our edtech founders club or want to offer help to our portfolio.

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
Pierre Dubuc
Pierre Dubuc

Co-founder & CEO, Open Classrooms

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I founded Open Classrooms, a learning platform training 3 million people per month in 120+ countries
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
Universities UK
Universities UK is the representative organisation for the UK's universities, most of which are members
Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press is the oldest & 2nd largest university press in the world

Co-Investors

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

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