Village Capital partnered with Citi to support entrepreneurs solving the biggest problems in education through technology, with the intention to scale their solutions to US school districts and their global equivalents.
The achievement gap between high-income students (those at or above the 90th
percentile of income distribution) and low-income students (those at or below the 10th
percentile) has worsened in almost every state over the past decade and widened in some learning areas by as much as 40 percent in the last quarter-decade
Village Capital’s unique approach has the potential to unlock a new group of startups with technology solutions and the potential to narrow the achievement gap, enhance education for low-income students, and improve student performance.
The program was further supported by content partners Kauffman Foundation, Owl Ventures, New Markets Venture Partners, New Schools Venture Fund, Pearson, and the ReThink Education.