A longtime advocate for the transformative power of a college education, Paul has founded, managed, and invested in several successful education ventures. Most recently, Paul was the Founder & CEO of Altius Education, an innovator in higher education focused on creating effective, personalized pathways to postsecondary degrees.
Paul grew up immersed in the world of higher education. With two parents who worked at top academic institutions, he spent the majority of his upbringing on a college campus and gained a unique perspective on the structure and nuances of the traditional university experience. While still finishing college at the University of Chicago, Paul created Academic Engine, a college recruitment technology company that he later sold to Hobsons Inc. in 2004. After selling the company, Paul joined Hobsons as the president of its subsidiary focused on online student recruitment technologies where he served for five years prior to founding Altius.
Jason combines his operating and investing experience with his passion for educational technology companies. He has run operations for companies of various sizes including Couchsurfing (the world’s largest social travel network with 7MM members) and Fifteen Group ($600MM in real estate assets and 300+ employees).
Jason has extensive venture capital experience, including seven years with Crosslink Capital (a leading stage-independent firm with over $1.5 billion in assets), where he was a partner focused on business and consumer services. Prior to Crosslink, he was an Associate with Advent International, a global private equity firm. After receiving a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Jason focused on re-engineering operations of major public and private companies as a management consultant with CSC Index. He is an active investor and advisor to numerous private companies.
Daniel is a lover of learning and has been passionate about design since before he knew what "design" meant. He's had experience both as a consultant and as an in-house design leader, at places like Cooper (the studio that invented the use of personas as design tools) and Thomson Reuters (the market leader in financial analytics). He has worked across a wide variety of domains, including: consumer products, medical devices, mobile applications, and large scale enterprise software.
Daniel received his BFA in design from Carnegie Mellon University and has over 12 years of experience in digital product design. His client list includes: Restoration Hardware, Tagged, Litl Webbook, Autodesk, Fujifilm Medical, Abbott Laboratories, and CIGNA. His work has been recognized with an IDEA award.