Primary Role
Director of Entrepreneurship @ Towson University
1 Investment in 1 Company
March 19, 1964

Person Details


Frank Bonsal III has twenty-five years experience advancing efficacy, innovation and productivity in and around education and the knowledge economy. As the first Director of Entrepreneurship at Towson University, co-founder of EdTech Maryland, venture capital and angel investor, he has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs reach for their dreams. His investment track record includes over 25 education companies, 11 of which have been realized, and whose solutions have impacted millions.

Frank is a Special Advisor with New Markets Venture Partners, which he joined in 2007 and where his focus is on early stage investments in education technology and service companies. As a long term Partner with Bonsal Capital, and through his role at New Markets, Frank has invested in over twenty private education companies throughout the U.S. On behalf of New Markets, Frank has primary roles as Board Director at Calvert Education and Board Observer at Starfish Retention Solutions, and previously with BetterLesson, Moodlerooms, Questar Assessment and Think Through Learning.

For 15 years leading up to the private capital pathway, Frank served as teacher, advisor, coach, and administrator to students in middle and high schools. Frank serves on several Mid-Atlantic-based nonprofit education boards and has served on numerous national and regional panels and committees on the topic of education innovation, investment and productivity. Frank has a M.Ed. and M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.

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