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10 EdTech Investors Based in Santa Monica

Your odds of raising from local investors are better than trying to raise capital from outside your city. We put together this list to help Santa Monica-based founders connect with edtech-based investors that write checks into EdTech companies. Here are 10 investors that match that criteria.

1) Brian Ames

  • Fund: Anthos Capital
  • Title: Managing Director
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Recruiting, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Marketplaces, Consumer, Enterprise, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Transportation

2) Greg Stofman

  • Fund: Struck Capital
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

3) Isabelle Persson

  • Fund: Expert Dojo
  • Title: Partner & Head of Investment
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Recruiting, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Media, Enterprise, Other Tech, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Social Impact, Transportation, Travel, Other

4) James Day

  • Fund: TGM
  • Title: Entrepreneur In Residence
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AI, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Cloud, Communications, Developer Tools, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Fintech, Marketplaces, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Professional or Technical Services, Quantum Computing, Robotics

5) Joshua Schlisserman

  • Fund: Series
  • Title: Chief Of Staff
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation

6) Kate Armstrong

  • Fund: Cobalt Capital
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Marketing, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Food Services, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Travel

7) Madeline Walsh

  • Fund: Anthos Capital
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AI, Art, Cosmetics, Cannabis, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Internet of Things, Logistics, Marketplaces, Food Services, Sex

8) Sam Frankel

  • Fund: Cobalt Capital
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Communications, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, eSports, Recruiting, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Sex

9) Tyler Churchill

  • Fund: Bonfire Ventures
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AI, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Recruiting, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Enterprise, Proptech, Space, Transportation

10) Will Borthwick

  • Fund: BOLD Capital Partners
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Agriculture Tech, AI, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Cybersecurity, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, EdTech, Fintech, Internet of Things, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Space, Transportation

Hopefully this list helps you find more local investors that invest in companies in your sector. If you’re looking to pitch these investors + the rest of the Confluence.VC investor network, make sure to check out Commonapp.VC