2019 has been a year of maturity for EdTech. EdTech is no longer the new “shiny” object but rather a maturing and even consolidating market. Investments in the industry were dramatic in 2018, but new funding is increasingly spread among fewer and more seasoned players. Further, the related landscape … [Read more...] about 2019 EdTech, Education, and Workforce Review
As December nears, one tends to develop a perspective on the year, and the curious EdTech enthusiasts among us ask, “What will the future hold for Education and education products in 2020?” We reached out to three leaders in the EdTech space with a “world view,” and asked them about disruptive … [Read more...] about 2020: Predictions, Watch Outs and Origin Stories from Leaders in Education
At LearnLaunch’s 2019 Across Boundaries Conference, Ryan Craig, Managing Director University Ventures, kicked off the Boston event by highlighting a lack of soft skills for those entering the workforce from high school and college. Although the term originates from the early 1970’s, LinkedIn … [Read more...] about Ed Tech Recruiting: Balanced Assessments Drive Hiring Success
“Back to school” time is a milestone for many of our clients: product and services utilization spikes and many buying cycles are beginning. This customer centric time of year can be the commercial focus for education technology and curriculum companies, and inevitably other things get pushed aside. … [Read more...] about Notes from the frontline of Education Technology recruiting: My top 5 reasons why you should start early on next year’s hiring
How successful are you at negotiating the close? The unemployment rate in the US at the end of July stood at 3.7% (NCSL - National Employment Monthly update), reaching levels that haven’t been replicated since 1969. In major metropolitan Tech hubs such as Boston and San Francisco, the July rates … [Read more...] about 4 Thoughtful Approaches to Closing Your Ideal Candidate
As the Ed Tech industry continues to grow, leaders are redefining the makeup of their organizations. Several traditional roles are being phased out and replaced with titles that reflect new priorities and responsibilities. Over the last 12 months, The Renaissance Network team has noted the … [Read more...] about 4 critical roles have emerged to enable growth and customer centricity in an evolving Ed Tech market
It should be no surprise that Ed Tech organizations are optimizing for diversity, both for improved performance and to reflect their end-user base. A 2018 BCG study by Rocio Lorenzo and Martin Reeves indicated that “companies with above-average total diversity…migration, industry, career path, … [Read more...] about International Ed Tech: “Build It and They Will Come” and other intuitive tips
2019 is well underway, quarterly reviews are fast approaching, and early performance will be assessed against tracking towards end of year goals. As a business development leader, what should you be evaluating and is the team staying on track? How should primary challenges be addressed within the … [Read more...] about Evaluating your Q1 for a successful year!
The US Ed Tech market is the largest in the world, making it attractive for non-US firms to enter. Conversely, most sources estimate that the growth rates for Ed Tech markets in Asia are double the industry growth rate in the US. Many firms are answering these market opportunities through global … [Read more...] about Global Ed Tech: What should high growth companies consider when building an international team?
Data Handling Analytics moved to the center of the recruiting process in 2018. This increased reliance on data means that data protection is quickly becoming a top priority in talent acquisition. In 2018, companies started to transition as the EU implemented a new data protection act called the … [Read more...] about 5 Top Hiring Trends for 2019