Matt Greenfield, Managing Partner Rethink Education: Avoiding Implosion and Finding Profitability

“Having a competitive edge in sourcing talent is one of the things that helps a venture firm succeed.”

– Matt Greenfield

In this episode of On Work and Revolution, I have an eye-opening conversation with Matt Greenfield, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Rethink Education. We start right off by going through Rethink Education’s investment thesis, which focuses on diverse founders with strong social missions. And, I know it’s unbelievable that AI is brought up only at the END of the episode, but Matt brings up a really great point about the uncertainties that exist in the age of AI.

We dig into:

✓ the importance of empathy for customers and solving meaningful problems for them
biases that exist in the venture industry, including age bias and degree snobbery
✓ the real reasons why startups fail

About our guest, Matt Greenfield:

Matt Greenfield is a managing partner of Rethink Education, a venture capital firm that invests in education technology businesses. He previously helped start Rethink First, which was acquired by a private equity firm, and worked for ABS Ventures. He holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in English from Yale University and has taught at Columbia University, the City University of New York, and Bowdoin College.

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