Member Spotlight: Owl Ventures

For this deep dive, we spoke to Tom Costin, Managing Director of Owl Ventures.

Tom Costin, Managing Director of Owl Ventures

Tell us about your firm. What makes it different?

Founded in 2014, Owl Ventures is the largest venture capital firm in the world focused on the education technology market with over $2 billion in assets under management.

We were purposely built to partner with and help scale the world’s leading education companies. With our dedicated focus on EdTech, our team has the experience, distribution channels, information advantages, and a global network of Limited Partners, investors, portfolio companies, and strategic partners that can meaningfully change the trajectory of a company and can help entrepreneurs navigate the complexities of the education market. This hands-on approach helps companies across numerous functions including distribution, talent, building syndicates with top investors, and efficacy and outcomes measurement.

We are very fortunate to be supported by top global Limited Partners consisting of prestigious College & University Endowments, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Foundations, Strategic Education Institutions, and Family Offices from across the U.S., Asia, Europe, Middle East, and South America. This aligned deep global network of partners is critical to helping Owl and its portfolio companies with distribution channels, partnerships, and international resources and networks.


What defines your portfolio?

We invest across the education spectrum encompassing PreK-12, higher education, future of work (career mobility/professional learning), and “EdTech+” (intersection of EdTech and other major industries such as FinTech and healthcare). We invest in companies at all stages (Read more...)