Meet Our Team

Our Team

Our team is made-up of former teachers, entrepreneurs and product managers. We are a team of doers who prefer action over 5-year strategic plans. We believe we can help the most at the earliest stages of a company’s growth, and we’ve supported over 50 early-stage companies so far.

Shauntel Poulson

Shauntel Poulson

General Partner
Jennifer Carolan

Jennifer Carolan

General Partner
Esteban Sosnik

Esteban Sosnik

General Partner
Wayee Chu

Wayee Chu

General Partner
Jennifer Wu

Jennifer Wu

Venture Partner
Jim Lobdell

Jim Lobdell

Venture Partner
Chian Gong

Chian Gong

Principal
Maria Soto-Torres

Maria Soto-Torres

Administrative Assistant

About Us

MISSION

Reach supports the most promising entrepreneurs developing technology solutions for challenges in early childhood, K-12 and higher education. We invest in early-stage tech tools, applications, content, and services to improve education opportunities for all children. The Fund also acts as a catalyst, inspiring and enabling traditional and non-traditional investors to provide capital to the fast-growing ed tech market.

STRATEGY

Our investment approach is simple – we seek out and listen to educators, parents and researchers. Their needs inform our search for technology solutions. We look for those places where the advantages of technology can uniquely address a challenge in education. We are clear that technology is a tool and is often not the best response or solution. Yet, in certain places, technology can be a powerful way to remove obstacles to learning and enable access to educational opportunity.

ENTREPRENEURS

Our job is to support education entrepreneurs and we want them to be in the spotlight. We have built a community of hardy, mission-driven edtech entrepreneurs, who we support with our collective network, experiences and market knowledge. We value community and support our founders’ efforts to convene and connect. Most importantly, we seek to learn from them