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Episode from the podcastVillage Global's Venture Stories

The Past, Present, and Future of EdTech with John Danner and Michael Staton

Released Tuesday, 5th May 2020
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John Danner (@jwdanner) of Dunce Capital and Michael Staton (@mpstaton) of Learn Capital join Erik on this episode.

They discuss:

- How EdTech has evolved and the ways that perspectives have changed on the space.

- Their theses about the future of the space and the key challenges that it faces.

- Why the pandemic might be the catalyst for an increase in homeschooling.

- The problems with the current ways that education is delivered and how certain companies are well-positioned to change things for the better.

- Whether there will be an expansion of ISAs to different, more regulated, verticals.

- The challenges that for-profit companies face in education.

- Whether there will be such a thing as a “Walmart University” or “Amazon University.”

- Their requests for startups in the space.

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