Sat, 12 May 2018
In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Graham Forman of Edovate Capital. Edovate Capital is a seed and early stage venture capital company whose leadership invests in companies that lead innovation in the education market. They know firsthand the pains and gains of growing early-stage companies into successful firms and have passion and experience in the education market. They look for outstanding people to partner with for the long term who have products or services that will transform education. Graham is the founder and managing director of Edovate Capital and has been an early-stage investor and entrepreneur since 2001. For the last decade and a half he led sales, marketing, and business development for three early-stage, high-growth SaaS businesses selling to the education market.
Most recently he served as Vice President of Business Development for Netchemia, LLC, a venture-backed cloud-based software company serving the K-12 marketplace where he led new business development and strategic partnerships. During his eight-year tenure the company grew to more than 2,000 school district customers throughout the United States. Netchemia was acquired by Vista Equity Partners and merged with PeopleAdmin in February 2015. He also served in leadership roles with high-growth tech startups Yearmovie and eCivis, LLC. In this episode Hall and Graham talk about what he looks for when making investments. They also speak about on for profit coding schools and investing as well as opportunities in the education field and challenges he sees.