I’m not a traditional company investor. Since 1987, the only stakes I’ve held have been in the companies I worked for, and they’ve been acquired while I worked for them. That’s been a Rule for me.
Rules, however, are proven by exception. And I’ve made an exception.
Regular readers will know that I have a passion for education, in many forms and shapes. One of my goals in life has always been to set up a school, from scratch.
Those who have worked with me over the years will also know that I have a similar passion for start-ups, for “fresh blood” innovation.Â
And, if you’ve been following this blog over the last year or so, you will have found it hard not to notice that I spend a lot of time looking at social networks and how they work.
It seems appropriate that the first exception I make to the Rule brings these strands together: a start-up, focused on education-with-a-difference, innovative in its style and outlook, discovered as a result of Facebook.
I met the founders many months ago, and they have a passion about them, an excitement about them, an excitement that bodes well for the future. They stand for many things I identify with, and I’m delighted to be able to be a small part of what they are doing. I wish them well, and hope that I can help be of some help to them.