Eduventures

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Eduventures, Inc.
Private
Industry Higher education research and advisory services
Founder 1993 by Michael R. Sandler
Headquarters 101 Federal Street, 18th Fl., Boston, MA
Number of employees
48 (as of April 17, 2015)
Website Eduventures

Eduventures, Inc. provides research and advisory services for institutions of higher education. Eduventures supports over 300 clients across four core areas of specialization:

  • Online Learning and Continuing Higher Education
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Development and Fundraising
  • Technology Selection, Adoption, and Strategy

Eduventures also advises educational services and technology companies in areas such as consumer buying behavior and product strategy.

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Eduventures was founded in 1993 by Michael R. Sandler, a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The company's first report, the annual “Education Industry Report” was one of the first systematic attempts to analyze education as an industry sector. Eduventures later expanded its services to include financial research and advice to education entrepreneurs and the venture capital community.[1] From there, Eduventures branched into new areas such as advising publishers and technology providers about the higher education and K-12 markets and began providing traditional strategic consulting to colleges and universities.

In August 2004, Eduventures founded the Continuing and Professional Education Learning Collaborative, its first Learning Collaborative program. Other Learning Collaboratives soon followed, with the Academic Leadership Learning Collaborative launched as the most recent program in March 2008.[2]

In 2014, Tony Friscia became the President and CEO of Eduventures.[3] Eduventures is financially backed by the Invus Group LLC.[4]

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