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Michael Staton
Partner at Learn Capital


Michael Staton is a Partner at Learn Capital, where he has helped lead investments into Coursera, CreativeLIVE, Kalibrr, BrightBytes, and MakersRow. Prior to joining LearnCapital, for five years he has advised and worked with industry leading companies, such as Dev Bootcamp, Quizlet, and Goalbook. He is the founder and former CEO of Uversity, the pioneer of Social Enrollment Management technology in Higher Education. Michael serves as a Venture Partner and Community Advisor to NewSchools Venture Fund’s Seed Fund. Michael was declared a top one hundred innovator by the Chronicle of Higher Education, and he is on the advisory board of SxSW EDU and the Higher Education Working Group of the American Enterprise Institute.

Agenda Sessions

  • Understanding investing in MENA’s EdTech market