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A flurry of edtech deals notwithstanding, education solutions attracted only 3% of global impact investing assets under management last year, according to the GIIN’s latest survey. One category where capital is not flowing fast enough: higher education.
Changing demographics, high tuitions and student debt, technology shifts and new skill requirements are challenging traditional colleges and universities.
The solutions, many untested or targeting low-income populations, are often too risky and or not immediately profitable enough for edtech venture capital firms and other private investors.