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GOOD HARBOR PARTNERS BLOG

Insights and opinions from subject matter experts and veterans in the EdTech industry. 

Over the years, we have worked with hundreds of C-Level leaders and Boards. We have engaged in over one-hundred sale transactions. 

Our experience is consistent. There are 3 main reasons people find themselves at “the crossroads” of deciding whether to sell or to keep growing their company. 

We can hear their voices now: 

  • I met or I have been contacted by what I think is a potential buyer. 

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On May 19, I shared the first post in this series, Building the Infrastructure to Support the Next Wave of Educational Transformation. In it, I discussed three major reasons why academic standards, open educational resources (OER), and Internet technology have not facilitated dramatic change in how education takes place. The reasons are: educational standards don’t align, correlated standard resou...

The Contenders

By now you have probably read the headlines and commentary about the McGraw-Hill and Cengage merger announced May 1st, 2019. It’s a big deal. The newly named McGraw Hill will have revenue of over $3B and over 40,000 titles. Each company brings their own management teams, business lines and models and adaptive learning platforms to the merger - creating opportunity and complexity.

This...

Promise Unfulfilled

Academic standards, open educational resources (OER), and Internet technology connecting every student, teacher and educational leader to countless resources (as well as each other) have proliferated over the last 25 years. However, the promise of these tools and technologies facilitating dramatic change in how education takes place remains largely unfulfilled and this post dive...

I am proud to announce GHP’s participation as a coach in EdSurge’s Immersion event, coming up on April 7 in San Diego. This one day gathering is hosted in partnership with ASU GSV.

The program includes sessions with Deborah Quazzo, Founder and Managing Partner of GSV Advisors and successful entrepreneurs Brett Kopf and Brian Grey of Remind. It also provides four hours of hands on coaching for edtec...

February 27, 2019

In 2013, Good Harbor Partners (GHP) came up with the idea to connect the Boston edtech community and Bostonians across the country and around the world at SXSW EDU. Since then, in partnership with LearnLaunch, we have hosted one of the great traditions at SXSW EDU. This year we are pleased to have Cooley LLP as a co-sponsor for the 7th Annual “Boston in Austin” 6-9pm CT on Monday March 4th.

GHP has...

December 1, 2017

Marking our second Silicon Valley exit, Good Harbor Partners is thrilled that one of our clients, Motion Math, has recently been acquired by Curriculum Associates.  With this acquisition, the Motion Math team has found a home that will provide them with platform and resources to fulfill their goals of advancing student learning. Motion Math’s visually appealing and adaptive learning games are lead...

September 27, 2017

Yesterday, participants in LearnLaunch Accelerator’s Demo Day heard the news first: In addition to my "day job" as Managing Partner of Good Harbor Partners, I am proud to accept the role as LearnLaunch’s new Chairman - creating synergies and shared goals that benefit the edtech industry. I was one of the original co-founders of LearnLaunch, and am proud of the organization’s success and...

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