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Jonathan Harber

Venture Partner, Education


Jonathan D. Harber is a Venture Partner in the Education Practice of RIDGE-LANE LP.

Mr. Harber has been a pioneer in education technology, most recently serving as CEO of Pearson K-12 Technology, where he was responsible for Pearson's K12 Technology business, managing a team of 1,000 employees, serving over 25 million students.

Jonathan was CEO and co-founder of Schoolnet, Inc., a company with the goal of helping school systems use data to increase academic achievement, which was acquired by Pearson.  Schoolnet was a finalist for a dozen CODIE Awards, was recognized twice with Inc. Magazine's Inc 500 Award, and three times with Deloitte's Fast 50 Award.

Prior to launching Schoolnet, Jonathan was the co-founder of two other EdTech companies: Diva, publisher of the award-winning video authoring system, which was sold to Avid Technology concurrent with its IPO, and NewKidCo, the first company to develop and market children's education video games, which was sold to SoftQuad.

Jonathan received his masters from MIT and completed a joint thesis on education technology between the MIT Sloan School and the MIT Media Lab.  He completed his undergraduate degree with Honors in Cognitive Science from Wesleyan University.

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