2022 Spring Update

Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are thrilled to share an exciting update regarding one of our portfolio companies, EdCast. BUILDING TECHNOLOGY THAT ENABLES A CULTURE OF LEARNING Cornerstone OnDemand, a leading developer of cloud-based talent management software solutions, completed the acquisition of EdCast.  Since its founding, EdCast has been one of the premier learning experience […]

EdCast Releases Learning Health Index (LHI) Report for 2021

EdCast, in partnership with Hult International Business School, announced the launch of the Learning Health Index (LHI) Report 2021 for the U.S., Europe & UK regions. LHI 2021 captures key learnings, current, and future trends, best practices, and insights pertaining to learning and development ecosystems across organizations. Read the press release here.

BBMA Talks Childhood Development with Romper

With summer around the corner, Avathon Capital portfolio company, Big Blue Marble Academy’s VP of Curriculum and Education shares her perspective on childhood development through exploration. Read more in Romper.

2021 Winter Update

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Thanksgiving, no matter if or how you gather for it, triggers the emotion and thought of gratitude. To all of you, please know how grateful we are for the opportunity to work together. “It’s a lot.” This is how we have heard so many of you describe the complexity and weight […]

Avathon Capital Names Ken Naumann as Executive in Residence to Identify New Investment Opportunities

Partnership will focus on investing in companies that are delivering data security and compliance solutions to the education and workforce markets CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Avathon Capital (“Avathon”), an investment firm focused on the education and workforce management markets, has partnered with Ken Naumann, former Chairman and CEO of AccessData Group, Inc., to serve as the firm’s newest […]

Avathon Capital Named to Inc’s List of Top Founder-Friendly Investors

See the full list here and read the feature here.

2021 Fall Update

Dear Friends and Colleagues, We hope that you and your loved ones were able to enjoy the summer months and the Labor Day holiday weekend. Even more so than in years past, Labor Day ’21 deserves a more thoughtful reflection, creating a moment where we pay tribute to the American workers that keep our society […]

Education Fund Sells Developer of Popular Adaptive Literacy Intervention

DreamBox Learning® expands from math into reading with acquisition of ReadingPlus®   CHICAGO, August 18, 2021 – Avathon Capital today announced the sale of Reading Plus, a research-based software reading intervention and practice company that provides adaptive literacy instruction solutions for students in grades 3-12 to DreamBox Learning, a K-8 instructional software provider independently proven […]

Avathon Capital Invests in ReUp Education to Create Better Pathways for Adult Learners

Avathon’s financial resources, strategic insights, access to talent, and industry expertise position ReUp to unlock opportunities for more adult learners, partners, and employees August 5, 2021 – CHICAGO and AUSTIN – Chicago-based Avathon Capital (“Avathon”), an impact-oriented investment firm focused exclusively on the education and workforce management markets, has invested in ReUp Education (“ReUp”). ReUp […]

Reading Plus Session at 2021 ALA Annual Conference to Focus on Importance of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Educational Content

Reading Plus announced it is co-presenting the session “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Why Content Matters” with staff from Highlights For Children Magazine at the virtual American Library Association (ALA) 2021 Annual Conference and Exhibition. Read more here.