Monday, September 03, 2012


EdSurge is a commercial news source focused on education technology.

Investors include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Washington Post Company,  New Schools Venture Fund, and Paul Allen & Company (among others).

It's a good example of philanthropists providing investment capital right alongside business investors in a commercial venture. It happens to be focused on the intersection of commercial technology and public education - one of those public goods that enjoys at least rhetorical non-partisan support. Private, independent, commercial, public - it's a truly blended venture. It's long term revenue model is still being created (journalism in general is looking for the answers here) - but I think this is an example of something to watch.

It's also a really good looking, easy-to-use, and engaging site - complete with wiki to invite participation.

Note: I have no affiliation with EdSurge, I found out about it through a tweet.

1 comment:

alexander said...

love your site but have to disagree with this post about edsurge, which isn't really set up to be independent or skeptical journalism about edtech.
at least i haven't seen much BS-calling or criticism yet.