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I am Frank Bonsal III, a tech VC with a focus on education and capital efficient, milestone-driven investing, a Partner with Mid-Atlantic-based New Markets Venture Partners, a husband and father of three, a son of a highly regarded VC and Co-Founder of New Enterprise Associates (NEA). I have spent the last 25 years engaged in all facets of education, the last decade discerning how private investment might enhance the same.
My success and happiness stem from Love, Luck, and Laughter. I love what I do for a living, am lucky to be surrounded by great people and opportunities, and try to find laughter in the least likely places. My goal in life, if not this blog, is to share some of my passions and bring innovation and efficacy to education and learning, broadly wrought.
Why launch a blog in mid-2009? You might posit . . .
- Who cares!
- Aren’t you a bit late to the digital party?
- Aren’t there enough VCs out there asking a variety of disparate questions and providing just as many subjective solutions to the same?
- Shouldn’t Limited Partners of blogging VCs be concerned that a VC’s time is better spent finding the best deals/companies and managing existing portfolio companies?
I provide little in the way of answers in this post. I only promise that I will continue to ask thought-provoking questions, and attempt to provide objective solutions and opinions to the same. It is my sincerest hope that you find some kernel of relevance in this post and those hereafter.
Thanks for reading. Please return often. Please comment liberally. I will endeavor to add content herein regularly and, as Sergeant Esterhaus of Hill Street Blues encouraged in the early ’80s, “Let’s Be Careful out There.”