Tom Vander Ark

Managing Partner at Learn Capital LLC

Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark

Managing Partner at Learn Capital LLC

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust
XPRIZE Foundation
FusionProject, Inc.

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11

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Partner at Revolution Ventures

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Founder at Nextivity, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at BloomBoard, Inc.

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Partner at Learn Capital LLC

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Director & Founding Member at Charter Board Partners

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Co-Founder at BookheadEd Learning LLC

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Co-Founder at BookheadEd Learning LLC

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Chief Executive Officer, President at LA's Promise

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Noodle Companies LLC

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Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel at Learn Capital LLC

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Tom Vander Ark
Managing Partner at Learn Capital LLC
Education
BS in Mineral Engineering

Colorado School of Mines is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. It has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. Mines has distinguished itself by developing a curriculum and research program geared towards responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources. In addition to strong education and research programs in traditional fields of science and engineering, Mines is one of a very few institutions in the world having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and utilization. As such, Mines occupies a unique position among the world's institutions of higher education. Since its founding in 1874, the translation of the school's mission into educational programs has been influenced by the needs of society. Those needs are now focused more clearly than ever before. The world faces a crisis in balancing resource availability with environmental protection and Mines and its programs are central to the solution. Mines offers all the advantages of a world-class research institution with a size that allows for personal attention.

MBA in Energy Finance

Daniels College of Business, originally called the School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance, is established by the University of Denver, founded in 1864 and the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain region. Daniels is among the first business colleges in the U.S.—a select group that includes Wharton, Chicago, Berkeley, Dartmouth, Northwestern, Pittsburg and Harvard.

Career History
Managing Partner
2008 - Prior

Founded by Greg Mauro and Revolution Learning is a multi-stage investor that focuses primarily on growth equity and acquisition opportunities in the global learning market with emphasis on innovative learning tools, platforms and formats. The firm also makes select early-stage investments in breakthrough technologies, big ideas and/or exceptional management teams.

Managing Partner
Current

Learn Capital focuses exclusively on investments in Technolgy and Education sector. The firm invests in companies with innovative learning content, platforms and services. They look for companies involved in the transformation of educational engagement, access, and effectiveness in formalized schooling and consumer settings around the world. Learn Capital has particular expertise in building successful businesses, deploying leading-edge learning technologies and scaling innovative school operations.

Professional
Prior
Boards & Committees
Director
Current

BloomBoard, Inc. operates a cloud-based teacher evaluation, data capture and insights platform. It offers observation and evaluation tools for districts and individualized learning plans. The firm designs and develops a learning management platform for professional development implementation, continuous coaching and teachers' observation. The company was founded by Jason Calder Lange and Eric Dunn on March 1, 2010 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Director
Current

Imagination.Org provides educational supporting services. The firm leads special campaigns, tells inspiring stories of creative kids and communities and grow imagination chapters around the world. The company was founded by Nirvan Mullick in 2012 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Director
Prior

AdvancePath Academics, Inc. engages in the provision of education services. The company was founded by John Murray, Ferrell Harris, Jason T. Eglit, and Wade Davis 2005 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT.

Board Chair
Current

CHARTER BOARD PARTNERS PROMOTES AND FOSTERS EXCEPTIONAL GOVERNANCE IN PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS SO THAT EVERY CHARTER SCHOOL HAS THE BOARD IT NEEDS TO IMPROVE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT.

Member, Board of Advisors
Current

New Classrooms is an innovative not-for-profit that creates transformative results for K-12 education. New Classrooms designs and implements new instructional models that completely reimagine the role of educators, the use of time, the physical layout, and the use of data and technology in the classroom to better meet the needs of each and every student.

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