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Total investments 19
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 15
Rounds per year 0.79
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 6
Key employees 19

Areas of investment

  • Education
  • Software
  • EdTech
  • Enterprise Software
  • Internet

Pearson is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1998. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the London. The company was established in Europe in United Kingdom.

Besides them, we counted 19 critical employees of this fund in our database.

This Pearson works on 6 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The average startup value when the investment from Pearson is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 9 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The high activity for fund was in 2011.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Blackboard, Knewton, Inkling Systems. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Software, Enterprise Software.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4 partakers. Despite the Pearson, startups are often financed by Sequoia Capital, Felicis Ventures, ff Venture Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Sequoia Capital, Kapor Capital, Felicis Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Tenaya Capital, Sequoia Capital, Felicis Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Film Production
Media and Entertainment
$7M31 May 2021 New York, New York, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$28M20 May 2019 Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


Enterprise Software
$11M24 Apr 2019 New York, United States

Inkling Systems

Corporate Training
Enterprise Software
$15M06 May 2015 San Francisco, California, United States


$210K02 Jul 2014 -


20 May 2014 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Language Learning
$10M01 Jul 2013 New York, United States

Real Time
$2M07 Mar 2013 Palo Alto, California, United States

Nook Media

$89M29 Dec 2012 New York, New York, United States
Holberton Announces $20M Series B

– Holberton, which makes software engineering education affordable and accessible globally, has raised $20m in Series B funding.
Redpoint eventures led the funding round with new investor Pearson Ventures and participation by existing investors Daphni, Imaginable Futures, Reach Capital and Trinity Ventures.


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