I met with Esteban Sosnik of Reach Capital in his San Francisco office. We talked about his background in making games and why it is exteremly difficult to make successful educational games. Also, we touched on the future of the educational technology market and why Esteban believes that it will become more attractive for entrepreneurs and investors alike.
I talked to Manish and Ketan Kothari of Edmodo in San Mateo, California about taking their first EdTech company AlphaSmart public, about the importance of teachers, and about the question if technology makes people more or less creative.
In this episode, I met with Nicolas Egger from Poinz in beautiful Zurich, Switzerland. Among other topics, we talked about vocational education, alternative schools (such as Montessori schools) and the importance of long-term thinking.
I sat down with David from Peergrade to discuss the importance of collaboration in education. Our conversation ranged from bad timings at Y Combinator, comparing the evolution of communication to speech recognition technology, the silliness of telepresence robots, and why education hasn’t changed muched in over 1,000 years. Also, I convince David to get an Oculus Go for his birthday.