Mar 8 2018 12:00
Come hear from Owen Henkel, Director at PALF, to learn about some of the opportunities and challenges of education investing in emerging markets, and of running a Corporate Venture Capital fund.
Since 2012, Pearson Affordable Learning Fund (PALF), has been making investments in the world’s most innovative and impactful education start-ups.PALF seeks to drive profits and social progress by investing by providing ‘patient capital’ in independently run, for-profit, education start-ups using innovative approaches to improving learning outcomes and increasing access, at scale. To date, PALF has made ten investments in Africa and Asia.
Pearson is the world’s leading education company, operating in more than 70 countries and providing educational materials, technologies, assessments and related services to teachers and students of all ages. Through its products and partnerships, Pearson aims to make a difference in people's lives through learning.
By investing in new educational ventures, Pearson helps to increase the quality of education for millions of learners, identify what’s next in the world’s highest growth markets and generate attractive financial returns.