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Event Date Thu Jul 19 EDT (over 3 years ago)
Location The University Club of New York
1 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Region Americas

On the one hand, you’ve got Pluralsight, a player in the “learn to code” market. Backed by Insight Venture Partners, Sorenson Capital, and others, it’s valued at over $1 billion, and it’s in registration to go public.

On the other hand, you’ve got coding bootcamp Iron Yard. Backed by private equity investors, it shut down last year.

These disparate outcomes show the promise and peril of investing in education-related companies these days.


2018 Speakers

Shoshana Vernick
Managing Director, Sterling Partners

Burt Alimansky
Chairman & CEO, The Capital Roundtable

Timothy W. Billings
Partner, Quad-C Management Inc.

Jennifer L. Blum
S.V.P.--External Relations & Public Policy, Laureate Education Inc.

Jamie Candee
Chief Executive Officer, Edmentum Inc.

Susan Cates
Former Chief Operations Officer, 2U

Andrew Crapuchettes
Chief Executive Officer, Economic Modeling Specialist Inc.

Greg Finkelstein
Operating Partner--Education Opportunity Fund, Sterling Partners

Sean Gallagher
Exec. Dir.--Center for the Future of Higher Educ. & Talent Strategy, Northeastern University

Adam J. Klaber
Managing Director, Weld North LLC

Emily Knight
Managing Dir.--North America, Study Group

William R. Loesch
Principal, Goldberg Kohn Ltd.

Robert Lytle
Managing Director & Global Head--Education, EY-Parthenon

Daniel S. Pianko
Managing Director, University Ventures Fund

Craig Pines
Chief Executive Officer, Amerigo Education

John R. Przypyszny
Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Chris Romer
V.P.--University Partnerships, Guild Education

Jane Swift
Executive Chair of the Board, Ultimate Medical Academy

Jonathan D. Tarnow
Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

James F. Tieng
Managing Director & Co-Founder, Exceed Capital Partners

Philip Vaccaro
Managing Director, EY-Parthenon

Patrick Vogt
Chief Executive Officer, NRCCUA

Ben Wallerstein
Co-Founder, Whiteboard Advisors LLC

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Sponsors and Partners

• Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
• EY-Parthenon

• Goldberg Kohn Ltd.

• Columbia Business School
• ACG New York

• Preqin
• S&P Global Market Intelligence

• Market Driven EDU