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Reach Capital

A San Francisco based venture capital firm targeting investment in educational technology startups

Reach Capital is a venture capital firm headquartered in San Francisco. It was founded in 2015 by Jennifer Carolan and Shauntel Garvey. The firm was started by former educators and educational product managers whose goal was to empower educators and learners through technology and expand educational access and opportunities. It targets investment in innovative education technology startups.

Reach's initial fund was valued at $53 million and focused on K-12 educational products. The company launced its second fund in 2018 with aim of expanding the firm's financial reach past K-12 focused startups and into secondary education, continuing education, early childhood development, and financial technology that assists students. Reach Capital II was valued at $85 million.

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Natasha Mascarenhas
September 15, 2021
TechCrunch
Reach Capital, a San Francisco-based venture firm co-founded by Jennifer Carolan and Shauntel Garvey, focused exclusively on edtech for years before the sector ballooned with unicorns. The rare, female-led partnership closed its third fund in February, a $165 million vehicle and its largest to date. That said, returns from its previous funds show that the [...]
Ingrid Lunden
May 6, 2021
TechCrunch
TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield is one of the most popular parts of our annual TechCrunch Disrupt conference which is happening on September 21-23 this year. Now we're very excited to reveal one of the fine people who will be judging Startup Battlefield at this year's all-virtual event in September: Shauntel Garvey, a general partner at Reach Capital, [...]
Natasha Mascarenhas
February 11, 2021
TechCrunch
Shauntel Garvey and Jennifer Carolan liked edtech before the sector was cool, so the duo co-founded Reach Capital in 2015 with a $53 million debut fund. The San Francisco-based venture firm has since put checks into education startups including Newsela, Sketchy, ClassDojo and Outschool, landing six exits so far. Now, after seeing its portfolio accelerate [...]
Meagan Simpson
March 12, 2020
BetaKit
Three Canadian startups have announced funding rounds. Here's the latest on who raised how much, from whom, and what they'll be putting the new funds toward.

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