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Our Education Impact Fund Helps Advance the Education and Training of America’s Workforce

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Return Oriented. Mission Aligned. Impact Driven.

The ECMC Group Education Impact Fund is investing $250M in mission-aligned, impact-driven and financially scalable early stage and growth ventures that are focused on postsecondary education and employment.

We are committed to establishing productive, supportive and engaging relationships with our portfolio companies to help them think innovatively, scale outcomes and generate competitive returns.

In addition to direct investments, we also invest in and partner with other mission-driven education investors.

Core Investment Themes

    • Postsecondary Education

    • Alternative financing

    • Alternative training

    • Student success & support

    • Content & instruction

    • Employment

    • Vertical job platforms

    • Assessment & matching

    • Lifelong learning & training

    • Mentoring & support

Investment Criteria

    • Structure

    • Initial check size: up to $5M

    • Seed & Series A–C, follow-on growth equity

    • Minority ownership

    • Board seat/observer

    • Outcomes

    • Market rate returns

    • Improved learner outcomes, education access or job placement

    • Benefitting traditionally underserved populations

    • Evidence-based efficacy

    • Business Model

    • Revenue generating with ability to scale rapidly

    • Differentiated products and clear value proposition

    • Passionate leadership with ability to attract and develop talent

    • Strategic Alignment

    • Advances or complements ECMC Group's existing operating or philanthropic activities

    • Aligned to ECMC Group areas of strategic focus or exploration

Education Impact Fund Portfolio