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Ian Connell
Entrepreneur in Residence, Innovation & New Ventures

Ian is launching a new CSGF effort to support new ideas and innovations from and for the CSGF portfolio. In particular, Ian is building out CSGF’s work to invest in tools and education solutions in support of our 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, (acquired by National University System). Ian also cofounded a California software company providing state and local workforce development programs with real-time reporting and analytics; currently serving 100+ agencies across 20 states. Ian is also a founding board member of Moonshot edVentures, a nonprofit working to surface and support diverse leaders to design and launch the schools of tomorrow. Ian has a BA in economics from the University of California, Irvine and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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