Navigating the US EdTech Capital Market – Member Event


This is a unique chance to hear from one of the most experienced edtech investors in the US.

Rita Ferrandino invests in, operates and provides advisory to international EdTech companies seeking successful entry into the US education market.

In this session Rita will provide an overview of the US capital market and provide practical advice for Australian EdTech businesses wishing to obtain US capital investment as they expand into the US market.

What you will learn

– The characteristics of the US capital market
– Understand the typical investment structures offered to offshore EdTech businesses
– Understand what a typical US investment timeline involves for an offshore business
– How to position your EdTech as an attractive US investment opportunity
– What advisory or advocacy is available for Australian EdTechs seeking US capital investment


This is a live online event.  Rita will provide an overview and answer questions in a truly interactive session.

You will be provided login details via email 48 hours prior to the event.


Rita Ferrandino
Founding Partner, Arc Capital Development

Rita Ferrandino has built an international reputation as one of the most effective strategist and coalition-builders in the education community. She is a recognized STEM education expert and authority on education policy and politics.

Rita is the founding partner at Arc Capital Development, a global private investment and advisory firm. Arc invests in, operates and advises companies in the K-20 education and special needs markets and has served over 100 clients in the US, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Ireland, Turkey, Israel & India. Arc clients and portfolio companies provide products generating over a billion dollars a year to schools worldwide.

Rita currently serves as the President of Education Design Studio Inc. (EDSi), a private seed fund/incubator created in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.

Rita serves as the Capstone Instructor for the Education Entrepreneurship at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School. -