DCA’s Approach to EdTech Investment
The ongoing shift from traditional to interactive learning methodology is fueling growth in the EdTech market. In response to this emerging trend, DCA has initially focused on companies across different points of the EdTech value chain. Examples of these investments include: K-12 enrollment/recruitment and retention, curriculum development, curriculum process/planning improvement, as well as higher education digital learning community platforms. At DCA, we see opportunities across all subsectors of the EdTech industry and are focused on solutions that are disrupting the current education model through digitization.
A key advantage for DCA is the ability to invest across both public and private markets. We dig deep into the details and complete a fundamental analysis for all potential investments. This includes understanding competitors, suppliers, new entrants and saturation of the market. This fundamental analysis investment process allows the firm to fully analyze the industry dynamics as we gain insights across all players.
DCA's Crossover Strategy
Crossover investing is a key trend across the capital markets and an important component to DCA’s approach to EdTech investment. Put simply, a venture capital crossover fund is one that invests in both private and publicly traded companies, such as funds that hold onto some or all of their portfolio companies after they go public. DCA fully expects crossover investing to be a long-term trend that will play a prominent role in shaping the future of venture capital for a variety of reasons.
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