Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 11, 2014
The Ivy Family Office Network hosted its March 2014 Family Office Trends Forum in Houston, TX on March 4th. Michael Staton of Learn Capital, led a panel discussion on “Emerging Managers and Emerging Strategies”.
Staton commented, "There is a large opportunity for supporting and disintermediating the present education structure. As private, corporate and university education costs skyrocket we offer the chance to supplement and innovate core aspects of education and learning. To the extent that someone has an internet connected device, they can have learning on demand available to them. The world is about to change around that fact. We’re in the middle of one of the great revolutions in the history of education."
“Moreover, as a sector specific venture capital fund, we see every deal in this space, ranging in the several hundreds of deals, and are able to invest in the 5 to 6 core deals a year that we feel have the best chance for outsized returns. This includes firms such as Edmodo, Bridge International, Coursera, and General Assembly.”
Other speakers on the panel included Adam Joseph of West Main Partners, Dory Wiley of Commerce Street Holdings, John Langston of Avalon Advisors and Bryan Johnson of Johnson and Company.
Michael Staton is a Partner at Learn Capital. He is the founder and former CEO of Uversity, the pioneer of Social Enrollment Management technology. Michael serves as a Community Advisor to NewSchools Venture Fund. Michael was declared a top one hundred innovator by the Chronicle of Higher Education, and he is on the advisory board of SxSW EDU and the Higher Education Working Group of the American Enterprise Institute. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Clark University.
LearnCapital is a venture capital firm focused exclusively on funding entrepreneurs with a vision for better and smarter learning.
About The Ivy Family Office Network Forum
The Ivy Family Office Network Forum, IvyFON, provides an ongoing dialogue for family offices to support high-value education and information on trends for family office investing, structure and operational excellence. Attendees gain practical strategies and solutions to achieve both short and long-term objectives. The program features off-the-record, peer-to-peer discussions in a non-commercial setting, in-depth and highly interactive sessions.
IvyFON, is a leading peer to peer global family office network with several hundred family offices attending events internationally every year. Some of the more than 2,000 past speakers include most of the top 10 largest asset allocating consultancies, pre-eminent alternative investment funds, leading institutional investors, best-in-class asset management professionals, family office subject matter experts and world-class family offices.
Forum sessions are multi-format and cross-disciplinary covering a range of family office centric topics.
IvyFON originates from one of the United States’ oldest and largest alternative investment networks, the IvyPlus network. IvyPlus originated as a peer to peer private equity, real estate and hedge fund network consisting of Ivy League and comparable school alumni as well as meritorious participants in the program. The group includes New York City and Los Angeles deal networks across multiple disciplines including private equity, health care and real estate. More than 15,000 investment, family office and institutional investment professionals have attended forums globally.
For more information on Learn Capital contact Michael Staton at michael(at)learncapital(dot)com or at PH (650) 458-6400. For more information on the Ivy Family Office Network, contact us at 646-290-8114 or at ivyfon.com/contact.html.