Thomas Zadvydas of The Deal recently wrote, “Venture capital investors are going to school on the education sector, hoping to help drive changes in the primary, secondary and post-secondary systems. According to a July analysis done by Chicago education-focused advisory shop GSV Advisors LLC, there were 168 venture and growth placements in the education sector in 2012, as compared to 80 two years earlier. And the MoneyTree Report, an analysis of Thomson Reuters Corp. data by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Alliance, venture capital investment in education businesses has grown 80% since 2005 to more than $632 million in 2012. ‘Education technology is a hot space. Many VC funds are active here,’ said partner Emilio Ragosa of law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. He cites Union Square Ventures, First Round Capital and FirstMark Capital as particularly energetic participants.” Read more