Brighteye Ventures looks for exciting start ups at the intersection of learning, entertainment and creativity to empower and expand the frontiers of human potential.
We are the leading EdTech venture capital fund in Europe. Leveraging deep experience and relationships in tech, education, media, and VC.
Investing at Seed and Series A stages, we help portfolio companies refine product, build partnerships and scale across geographies.
We are looking for entrepreneurs that use technology and industry knowledge to build competitive businesses that can become global leaders.
Investing in companies that help people learn & grow
ALEX SPIRO LATSIS
Entrepreneur with a background in tech, publishing, media and licensing with deep networks across education, entertainment, publishing and mobile software.
Operational and consultancy background. Previously ran the marketing efforts at a leading healthcare start-up in Mexico, and worked as a management consultant in LATAM.
HEAD OF COMMUNITY
15+ years experience in communication, community building, events and media in Norway, the UK and China. Formerly CEO of Oslo EdTech Cluster.
20 years experience in tech, operations and VC. Has made 50+ investments in start-ups including some of the most promising young EdTech companies.
SARAH BERTRAM SMITH
4+ years experience working with early-stage startups as investor, advisor and previously co-founded a mental health app. Started her career in finance.
HEAD OF RESEARCH
Previously Director of Comms and Engagement at the Education Policy Institute (UK). He was EPI's EdTech lead, forming policy and research papers with partners (i.e. Apple, OECD).
Extensive career in corporate law and M&A, with a background in media law and finance. Group legal director of a leading private banking and asset management group and founding legal advisor to Brighteye Ventures.
Special Advisory Network
Head of International at On Deck, leading their expansion efforts and was previously a Director at the European accelerator The Family.
Co-founder and former COO of Nearpod, a leading US EdTech company that was acquired by Renaissance for $650m in 2021.
Former CEO of AQA (exam board) and Ormiston Academies Trust (37 UK schools). Previously worked as Director of the UK government’s Department for Education’s Innovation Unit.
Co-founder and former CEO of Kahoot!, a Norwegian EdTech startup that went public last year. He has over a decade's experience merging creativity, innovation & technology.
NANCY W. GLEASON
Director of the Hilary Ballon Center for Teaching and Learning and an Associate Professor of Practice in Political Science at NYU Abu Dhabi.
SOON TO BE