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Sterling Partner’s Education Opportunity Fund believes that it takes private and public sector collaboration to drive systemic change. We seek to partner with likeminded entrepreneurs, executives, and business owners to advance innovation and efficiency in the U.S. education industry.  Our investment dollars and strategic expertise go towards building companies that are directly or indirectly advancing learning and career opportunities for people of all ages.  

KEY INVESTMENT THEMES

The Education Opportunity Fund will provide capital of between $10 and $25 million per investment platform to distinctive companies that have reached proof of concept and commercial adoption, and are ready for scale.  

ENABLING THE GLOBALIZATION OF EDUCATION

With emerging global economies and rising middle class wealth, the demand for high quality education is expanding. Populations around the world are looking for access to our U.S. education system. 

PARTNERING WITH COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

The U.S. higher education system is undergoing tremendous pressure and change. Innovative universities are seeking new partnerships that can bring fresh ideas around growth and efficiency.

UTILIZING ADVANCED ANALYTICS TO IMPROVE EDUCATION SERVICES

Big data has generated plenty of hype. We believe that the strategic and appropriate use of analytics is a critical tool for all education institutions.   

RESHAPING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE AND ENABLING SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES

Engaging and active learning environments embrace modern technologies and social networks, and prove to be a better measurement of student success and retention. 

IMPLEMENTING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE HOW STUDENTS LEARN AND TEACHERS TEACH

The best technologies are invisible and can help promote a personalized experience that is beneficial for all learners and teachers. 

ADDRESSING RELEVANT SKILL GAPS AND PROMOTING WORKFORCE OPPORTUNITIES

Involvement and coordination between employers, colleges, and students is required to better align education and skills training with job opportunities.