SEMCAP Education | February 25, 2022
Seminal Capital Holdings, LLC announces the formation of SEMCAP Education and a strategic, exclusive partnership with ASU Enterprise Partners, the private nonprofit that creates solutions and generates resources to extend the reach of ASU and advance its charter. The two organizations will collaborate on private investments in education and education technology companies with strong use-cases for the university.
SEMCAP is an impact investment manager founded by Buck Buckley and Cyrus Vandrevala. “Investments in education and skills training are proven pathways to improved social outcomes such as consumer health, wealth, life expectancy and overall happiness. SEMCAP Education is already backing world-class companies such as Noodle Partners and McGraw Hill. We’re so pleased to invest in the seminal trends driving this sector, and partnering with ASU EP strengthens both organizations,” says Buckley.
“Partnering with knowledgeable capital allocators such as SEMCAP Education enables Edtech companies in our portfolio growth opportunities.”
ASU Enterprise Partners CEO Dan Dillon
“The SEMCAP Education team is a unique combination of experienced educators, company founders, administrators, investors and regulators with global networks across the sector,” Buckley continued. Chuck Trafton and Vince Menichelli, Managing Partners of SEMCAP Education, are supported by a team of frontline leaders transforming education worldwide, including Jared Carney of Lightdale, LLC and formerly of the Milken Institute and Knowledge Universe, Chris Nagle of Holmes Education Group, Joe Ferguson of Charter School Growth Fund, and Cindy Morgan of Penn Medicine.
ASU Enterprise Partners’ Samantha Bradley is joining the SEMCAP Education Advisory Board, which is chaired by Jo Johnson, the former UK Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, and includes Harry Keiley-Chairman of CalSTRS, the California State Teachers' Retirement System. “Under the leadership of its President, Dr. Michael Crow, ASU has pioneered the application of technology to learning and the widening of access to world-class education. We’re proud to collaborate with a true education innovator on investments in our collective future,” Johnson commented.
Bradley serves as managing director of RealmSpark, the business unit of ASU Enterprise Partners that facilitates the capital investments necessary to fuel a strategically managed portfolio of EdTech ideas and innovation in support of Arizona State University.
Bradley stated, “ASU Enterprise Partners and SEMCAP Education are teaming up to provide the best-positioned growth companies access to value added capital. Together we can help drive the innovation and growth required for ASU to fulfill its mission.”
About SEMCAP Education
SEMCAP Education identifies and backs entrepreneurs who are transforming the future of education and scaling technologies that improve access, affordability, and quality. We invest growth equity in category-leading and category-making education and education technology companies that drive transformation for students, teachers and taxpayers from Pre-K through adult learning. Led by a highly skilled investment team with deep operating and investing experience in education and education technology, the team provides unique deal insight and support for strategic partnering and enhanced growth.
About ASU Enterprise Partners
ASU Enterprise Partners is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to create solutions and generate resources to extend Arizona State University’s reach and advance its charter. ASU Enterprise Partners supports ASU through resource raising, realty development, technology transfer, collaborative research and acceleration of ed tech innovations in support of universal, lifelong learning at ASU. Its business units and strategic alignment partners include the ASU Foundation, ASURE, Enterprise Collaboratory at ASU, RealmSpark, Skysong Innovations and University Realty.
Intrado Corporation | January 06, 2022
Intrado Corporation (“Intrado”), a global leader in technology-enabled services, announced today that it has acquired Permission Click, a pioneer in education technology. With this acquisition, Intrado Life & Safety expands its leadership position in K-12 education technology, adding Permission Click’s digital workflow solutions to its SchoolMessenger communications suite of solutions.
Permission Click’s innovative product enables schools and school districts to digitize previously manual processes and forms management, increasing efficiency, transparency, and policy compliance, in addition to saving time for parents and teachers. Permission Click’s executive team and employees will join Intrado Life & Safety to support clients and drive continued technology development and product innovation.
“We are excited to add Permission Click and its team to our Digital Workflows business, expanding our solutions with a powerful tool and advancing our leadership in the education marketplace. The combination of SchoolMessenger and Permission Click solutions is unique in the K-12 education market and beyond.”
Vik Krishnan, General Manager of Intrado’s Digital Workflows business
About Intrado Corporation
Intrado Corporation is an innovative, cloud-based, global technology partner to clients around the world. Our solutions connect people and organizations at the right time and in the right ways, making those mission-critical connections more relevant, engaging, and actionable - turning Information to Insight.
Intrado has sales and/or operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and South America. Intrado is controlled by affiliates of certain funds managed by Apollo Global Management, Inc.
Zell Education | December 15, 2021
India's leading finance and accounts edtech startup, Zell Education has partnered with Chandigarh University to offer international professional qualifications like ACCA, CPA & CIMA along with their bachelor`s and master's degrees. With this partnership, Zell would be acting as their technical partner to assist CU in reaching their goal of training 5000 students by the end of the upcoming financial years.
Dominating in its niche of Accounting and Finance education, Zell, in its technical capacity, will help CU to provide access to these degrees to students sitting abroad wanting to opt for these relevant financial qualifications. The partnership aims to address the current surge in demand for courses such as ACCA, CPA, CIMA and prepare a student beyond textual understanding which will mould them to be industry ready along with meaningful career transition.
Keeping in view all challenges of a learner, Zell has designed a unique structure of online and project based training combined with mentor support to create transformative learning experiences. The edtech leverages AI, ML and other tools to ensure students receive all content at the right time and can study better. Their internal learning management system 'Nimbus' facilitates learning at students' own pace, time, flexibility thus creating better learning experience for students and hence improving efficiency. This entire journey aids a student with seamless learning experience thereby assisting them in building a rewarding career at an early age. Since its inception, Zell has impacted over 10,000 students to build their careers in Accounting and Finance. Accredited as a Platinum Approved Learning Partner of ACCA (UK), Zell has produced consistent rank-holders at the national & international levels.
"This tie up will pave a smoother route for students who are willing to take up global qualifications along with their undergrad. In the same time span, the students will own dual qualification. In this competitive day and age having global qualification changes the dynamic of a student's profile. The entire learning experience will give students an edge over others and help them fast forwarding their career by becoming industry ready at an early stage."
Mr. Anant Bengani, Co-Founder & Director, Zell Education
Dr. Nitya Prakash, Director, Institute of Distance & Online Learning, Chandigarh University said, "With this partnership, we aim to bring international courses of finance and accountancy under one roof for our students. Chandigarh University along with Zell Education aims to provide world class international finance courses to students across India and abroad."
Chandigarh University along with Zell Education aims at providing students with global exposure and international certifications through their courses in ACCA, CPA, CIMA etc. These global courses allow for the holistic development of students and will provide them with the right knowledge, skills, values and ethics
About Zell Education
Zell Education is India's leading training centre with its niche in Accounting & Finance aims to transform careers by making skill upgradation effective, affordable & accessible for everyone. The organisation's primary goal is to deliver high-quality education & skill upgradation in collaboration with industry experts & best educational practices. The edtech startup is present in more than 5 countries globally with 200+ experts as faculty and mentors for 10,000+ students enrolled with Zell. Apart from a 24 x 7 support system for its students, Zell also has highly qualified faculty for best results, along with placement assistance for the best interest of its students. With a strong leadership team, Zell has university and corporate partnerships providing 100% assistance in placements for their students in 300+ global companies.
About Chandigarh University
Chandigarh University is ranked among the leading and best education institutes in India, accredited by NAAC with the prestigious A+ grade. The vision to introduce best learning platform lies in providing an exceptional, student-centred experience which is based on significant learning experience. We are ranked among the top and fastest growing universities around the globe and are known for innovation, academic excellence, and placements. Students study under world-class faculty and explore varied graduate and undergraduate programs with one of the pioneering education institutes in the world. Here, we carry a strong emphasis on quality education, academic research based on hands on experience with real world challenges. At Chandigarh University, our students interact with various disciplines and are encouraged to address world challenges through different perspectives and ideas.
Chandigarh University has been bestowed with many recognitions and awards, including partnerships with the world class institutions across the globe that covers, students transfer programs outbound, international events, research collaborations, and industry experiences. We are a robust community of students, faculty, alumni, and industry practitioners, united by a shared goal of tackling real world issues. Our University is a new-age liberal institute with a unique interdisciplinary approach to excel exclusive learning opportunities.