Innovation, Meet Operations
A Venture Studio Focused on the Education Ecosystem
The Entangled Thesis
The education ecosystem is not keeping pace as society transitions from an industrial to knowledge economy and too many have been left behind. Ecosystem change requires an ecosystem approach that leans on the capabilities of universities, entrepreneurs, companies and the government, working across boundaries to harvest insights and to rapidly distribute successful innovations.
Our approach is unlike traditional venture capital, professional services firms or accelerators. We operate as a company builder, where vetted ideas get activated. We develop insights based on our professional services activities, assemble teams to rapidly prototype concepts and test them in the market through trusted relationships generating feedback early and often. We then continue to provide ongoing support and capital through multiple stages of growth.
The education ecosystem is complex enough, so we keep our operations simple, operating companies, incubating ventures, seed investing from time to time, and providing services to our portfolio.
We operate Entangled Companies that provide services to the education ecosystem including strategy consulting, expertise access, non-profit management, sales acceleration, revenue generation.
We incubate venture-scale high-growth businesses including Practice (acquired by NYSE: INST) and ReUp.
We get excellent early-stage deal flow, and while it’s not our core, from time to time, we participate in and lead seed rounds.
We deliver recruiting, marketing set up, and advisory services to our partners.
Why the Name Entangled?
The Entangled Group is named after Stuart Freedman, our founder’s late father, who (with his partner) was the first physicist to prove Einstein wrong about quantum entanglement. Although, as is often the case in experimental science, this distinction was a bit of an accident, given that Stuart set out to validate Einstein's belief that local hidden variables, not quantum mechanics, explained the behavior of entangled particles.