EdTech Needs to Support Biden & Harris

Update: congrats to all of us, and thanks to everyone here who joined in!

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A hundred education technology leaders have gotten together to coalesce our community around electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. We’d like you to join us in supporting competence, compassion, and calm leadership.

There is sometimes an uneasy relationship between the private sector and the world of progressive education policy. While our community comes at the work with a shared sense of commitment to addressing issues of equity and access that are core to the progressive policy agenda, we do so through means — as investors, entrepreneurs and executives — that are not always aligned with the immediate priorities of policy makers and regulators.

Knowing that each of us has given to the campaign already, we’re shooting for 200 CEOs, Presidents, Managing Directors, and funders to donate an additional $5000 each in the next day, for a total of $1 Million. We know that the hour is late, and this amount probably won’t be dispositive, but the election is close enough that we can’t be sure.

You can sign this by emailing brittany.tibbs@shorelight.com, and donate by visiting https://secure.joebiden.com/5oHolvWvX0GPfLNGODAiXg2.

See you on the other side!

John Katzman, CEO, The Noodle Companies
Tom Dretler, CEO & Co-Founder, Shorelight
Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO, Dreambox Learning
Alan Arkatov, Director, USC Center EDGE
George Cigale, Partner, Peak State Ventures
Paul Freedman, President, Learning Marketplace, Guild Education
Pamela Bates, COO, Shorelight
Susan Wolford, Advisor
Bob Daughtery, Director, Hudson Pacific Group
Dan Abramson, Industry Executive, Private Company
Chris Gabrieli, CEO, Empower Schools
Robert Cohen, EdTech Entrepreneur, Board Member
Devin Schain, Founder & CEO, Student Playbook
Rick Segal, CEO, Rethink Education
Fred Schaufeld, Managing Director, SwaN Legend
Johan De Muinck Keizer, SVP & General Counsel, Shorelight
Craig Pines, CEO, Amerigo Education
Charlie Taibi, CEO, Year On
Lisa Schmucki, Founder & CEO, edWeb.net
Christopher Nyren, Founder, Educated Ventures LLC
Karl Rectanus, CEO, LearnPlatform
Greg O’Brien, CEO, Rockport Advisors
Ann Kirschner, Professor and Board Member
Alyssa Miller, Founder, AM Mediaworks
Gavin Cooney, Founder & CEO, Learnosity
Matthew Cohen, Managing Director, Cohen Strategy Group
Chris Hoehn-Saric, Senior Managing Partner, Sterling Partners
Eileen Rudden. Co-Founder, LearnLaunch, Inc
Steve Shapiro, CEO, Fine Tune Learning
Burck Smith, CEO, StraighterLine
Torrance Robinson, CEO, Trovvit
Daphne Kis, CEO, WorldQuant University
Jeff Livingston, CEO EdSolutions
Alefiya Master, CEO, MAD-learn
Jeffrey Selingo, Author, Professor, Board Member
Ed Meehan, Partner, Arcady Bay Partners LLC
Anthony Kim, CEO & Founder, Education Elements, Inc.
Sasha Peterson, CEO, TargetX
Adam Newman, Founding Partner, Tyton Partners
Brian Hartnack, CEO, Archer Education
Amber Oliver, Managing Director, Philanthropy
Kiran Kodithala, CEO, N2N Services
Sam Caucci, Founder & CEO, 1Huddle
Doug Roberts, CEO, Institute for Ed Innovation
Carrie O’Donnell, Founder & CEO, O’Donnell Learn
Basil Cleveland, EVP & Co-Founder, Shorelight
Wade Eyerly, Founder & CEO, Degree Insurance
Adrian Marrullier, CEO & Founder, Sextant Marketing
Grant Hosford, CEO & Co-Founder, CodeSpark
Mark Philips, CEO, HireEducation
Sean Kilachand, Co-Founder and CEO, EduSynch
Adam Plotkin, Co-Founder and COO, EduSynch
Geoff Baird, CEO, Edcura
Brian Jacobs, Ph.D., CEO, PanOpen
Kristen Fox, Director, Consulting Firm
Frank Bonsal III, Managing Partner, Bonsal Capital
Rich Kochman, President, Adaptive Consulting
Kelly Fuller, Director, BMO Capital Markets
Adam Shapiro, Sr. VP of Program Operations, ExecOnline, Inc.
Denise Newman, Founder, Evidentally
Rob Feldman, Founder & CEO, College Interactive
Peter Stokes, Managing Director, Huron
Abigail Callahan, President, ALC Consulting
Kate Volzer, CEO and Co-founder, Wisr
Brian Grey, CEO, Remind
Brian Napack, CEO, Wiley
Simmi Harding, CEO, Global Education Board
David Levin, University Entrepreneur in Residence, ASU
Deborah Quazzo, Managing Partner, GSV Ventures
Raghu Krishnaiah, COO, University of Phoenix
Barry Malkin, CEO, Carnegie Learning
Eva Moskowitz, Founder & CEO, Success Academy Charter Schools
Margery Mayer, Board Member, Cambium Learning Group
Michael Hansen, CEO, Cengage
Michael London, CEO, Uwill
Michael Rosenblum, CEO, Rosenblum TV
Rachel Carlson, CEO, Guild
Tom Monahan, CEO, Devry
Mark DeFusco, Prometheus Education
Marie Schwartz, Founder & CEO, TeenLife Media
Michael Goldstein, Managing Director, Tyton Partners
Adam Berman, Managing Partner, 4.0 Partners
Paul Gollash Founder & CEO, Voxy
John Bonanno, CEO, Maguire & Associates
Andrew Pass, Founder & CEO, A Pass Educational Group
Ilya Zeldin, CEO, 2gnoMe
Ted Selker, CEO, Selker Design Research

John Katzman is the founder and CEO of Noodle, which helps US colleges and universities use technology to raise capacity and engagement while lowering cost.