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Equity Dive: Edtech’s 2020 wakeup call

Hello and welcome again to Equity, TechCrunch’s enterprise capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), the place we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

This week, we’re doing a first-ever for the present and taking a deep dive into one particular sector: Edtech.

Natasha Mascarenhas has coated training expertise since Stanford first closed down lessons within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. In the wake of the historic shuttering of a lot of the United States’ conventional establishments of training, the sector has shaped new unicorns, attracted record-breaking enterprise capital totals, and most of all, loved time in a long-overdue highlight.

For this Equity Dive, we zero into one a part of that dialog: Edtech’s influence on larger training. We introduced collectively Udacity co-founder and Kitty Hawk CEO Sebastian Thrun, Eschaton founder and faculty drop-out Ian Dilick, and Cowboy Ventures investor Jomayra Herrera to reply our greatest questions.

Here’s what we acquired into:

  • How the state of distant college is resulting in hole years amongst college students
  • A framework for a way to think about larger training’s essential three merchandise (together with which is most defensible over time)
  • What learnings we will take from this COVID-19 experiment on distant education to use to the long run
  • Why ed-tech is flocking to the notion of life-long studying
  • And the fact of who self-paced studying serves — and who it leaves out
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And a lot, rather more. If you have a good time, thanks for spending a part of your Thanksgiving with the Equity crew. We’re so grateful to have this platform and viewers, and it means a ton that y’all tune in every week.

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