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Ian Connell
Investment Principal

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 cofounded 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, a nonprofit working to widen the pipeline for underrepresented groups to 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.

“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.”

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