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Why does edtech matter and who is it for? At Nesta we want to ensure edtech is evidence-based and has a real impact on learning.

The event on 19 June addressed this point alongside some other burning issues in edtech valuation.

A LIVE podcast recording from The Edtech Podcast then addressed key questions from ‘how should we value edtech?' and 'what are some of the best and worst investments out there?’ to ‘should we be looking at edtech as a social investment or an opportunity cost?’

The event was specifically designed for investors, educators and anyone engaged in the edtech ecosystem. The discussion featured prominent VCs, angel edtech investors, social impact investors and school business managers, who were recorded for The Edtech Podcast feed, available on iTunes, PocketCast and other podcasting platforms.

Registration opened at 17:30 with the event starting promptly at 18:00. The event was followed by networking and drinks until 21:00.

As part of the official London Edtech Week programme, the session offered key contacts and viewpoints on how to measure and value edtech effectively.

London EdTech Week is an open, collaborative platform that connects the local and global edtech ecosystem through a week-long event series across London from 19 to 23 June 2017.

Event partners:

Live Podcast: Is Edtech A Thing (Yet)?

The event is supported by

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Cooley lawyers combine 30+ years of experience in the education industry with an unmatched background in technology to assist edtech companies in bringing disruptive technology to market.

Speakers

Sophie Bailey

Founder, The Edtech Podcast

Vipul Bhargava

Educational Technology & International Schools Specialist, Department for International Trade

Matt Johnson

Senior Associate, Cooley

Richard Taylor

Angel Edtech Investor

Bukky Yusuf

Secondary Science Teacher, Consultant and Qualified Coach