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“It is a privilege to interact with such talented entrepreneurs. Their vision is often a culmination of their life’s work and a very personal extension of their character, morals, and ambition. I am humbled every day by our charter school operators.”

Ian Connell

Investment Associate

Ian leads CSGF investment in next-generation schools. Prior to joining CSGF, he was an associate for Techstars and Kapor Capital. At Kapor Capital, he focused on the education sector and provided strategic support for a competency-based education startup, UniversityNow. Ian also co-founded a California software company providing state and local workforce development programs with real-time reporting and analytics. Outside of work, Ian is involved with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), a non-profit working to increase the pipeline of underrepresented groups in top universities. Ian has a BA in economics from the University of California-Irvine and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.