Empowering your decision-making
The art and science of investing demands a wide range of experience, expertise and knowledge. Most investment decisions are highly dependent on the people behind the enterprise, especially if the goal is to build globally impactful and scalable EdTech products.
For your portfolio (or pipeline) of products, we liaise with the leadership teams to explore the processes, mindsets, capacities and assets in the enterprise to understand the teams' related strengths and weaknesses. Using Goldstar's EdTech Diagnostics™, our reporting provides a roadmap for both team and product development. Bespoke follow-up workshops, training and consultancy are offered as required to accelerate impact potential.
An EdTech enterprise in an investor's portfolio has 20 employees and their product is stable and in use in 17 US universities. The enterprise is looking to raise funds to support expansion to more universities and to accelerate the build of a new feature. The investor is unsure of the educational impact potential of the product- if and how the product will scale for learners in the new market. They commission Goldstar to run their EdTech Diagnostics. The resulting report revealed that due to a lack of expertise in the leadership team, there was insufficient evidence of their product's educational impact to date. Follow-on consultancy from Goldstar resulted in the development of a specific strategy and a workshop to build team capacity. The investor has now developed a partnership with Goldstar whereby all portfolio companies complete annual Goldstar Diagnostic Assessments and an accompanying programme of bespoke workshops.
Goldstar EdTech Diagnostics™ are the result of ground-breaking research on identifying better metrics for evaluating EdTech, conducted at the UCL IOE Faculty of Education and Society, the world's No. 1 University for Education Research.