Investing in Relationships: Rita Ferrandino, Founding Partner of Arc Capital Development, Shares Advice for Successful EdTech Investment

According to Rita Ferrandino, Founding Partner of Arc Capital Development, edtech investments should be more than just a monetary exchange. Investors should work alongside their portfolio companies to mentor them, and help them learn and grow.

Rita spoke on the subject at last October’s LearnLaunch Investor Summit, along with fellow edtech investors George Kane of Emerson Collective and Amit Patel of Owl Ventures. She emphasized that in order to ensure a startup is successful, investors need to provide long-term support beyond financial investment.

So how can edtech investors foster growth and innovation? Listen in to our interview with Rita to find out what she has to say about the subject.

Play the podcast episode above, read the transcript below, or download it on iTunes to learn more.

Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren is the General Manager of EdTech Times. A Texan by birth but a Bostonian at heart, Hannah is an educational writer, AmeriCorps alum, and one-time StartupWeekend EDU (SWEDU) winning team member. She started her career at a Pearson-incubated edtech startup, but has since covered travel, food & culture, and even stonemasonry in addition to education.