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Nic Newman
Partner at Emerge Education


Nic Newman is a Partner at Emerge Education (a seed fund investing in companies shaping the future of learning and work with investors including industry giants Dan Sommer, Founder of Trilogy Education (acquired by 2u for $750m in April 2019), Rob Cohen, Founder of Princeton Review and investor in both 2u and Trilogy, as well as the strategic cornerstones Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Assessment and Jisc), a member of the DfE's Edtech Leadership group, a mentor on the Major's International Business program, a NED, an ex-school governor of 3 schools (special needs, primary and secondary) and a ex Digital Ambassador for the United Nations. He is 'the product guy' with experience built-in leading multinationals and fast-growth tech startups (with two exits to date) and. He has 2 young children who are learning and growing fast which focuses his belief in the fundamental right of access to a great education and meaningful work at any age (all through life) for all of humankind - a vision of a world of equal opportunity.

Agenda Sessions

  • Vice-Chancellor & Senior Leadership Team Roundtable: Developing Digital Leaders