Tackling the skills crisis: what role can early-stage funding play?
30 Mar 2023
Futures , Skills
This session provides an opportunity to hear directly from the investment team at Ufi VocTech Trust. Drawing on Ufi's experience of providing more than '28m in grants and EdTech investments, Senior Investment Manager Alex Bishop will discuss the trends, technologies and approaches they have backed and the companies helping to tackle the skills crisis. As well as looking at the Ufi Ventures' portfolio companies already making vocational learning more accessible and effective, Alex will explore some of the developing opportunities for early-stage investment in skills development. Alex will be joined by David Bartlett, CEO of Purlos, to share his experiences of securing investment and talk about how their platform is helping transform the way students interact with post-16 education providers.