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Primary Role
Director of Entrepreneurship @
Investments
8 Investments in 7 Companies
Born:
March 19, 1964
Gender:
Male
Location:
Baltimore
Website:
http://FrankBonsal.com
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Frank Bonsal III is a pioneer in the field of education technology and investment. He has 25 years of experience advancing efficacy, innovation, and productivity in and around education and the knowledge economy. As the first Director of Entrepreneurship at Towson University, venture capitalist, and angel investor, Bonsal has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs. His direct investment experience includes over 25 education companies, half of which have been realized and whose solutions have impacted tens of millions.

Bonsal serves as a mentor or advisor to several education entrepreneurship organizations and is a frequent startup event participant. He has spoken extensively on entrepreneurship, education, and investing to a range of audiences, at universities such as Harvard, Stanford, and Penn. Bonsal has been widely interviewed and quoted in Education Week to EdSurge, The Washington Post to The Baltimore Sun, and more.

Bonsal is a former General Partner of Bonsal Capital and New Markets Venture Partners, where he co-founded a mission-driven venture fund dedicated to education technology. With respect to the above partnerships, Bonsal provided board service to 10 education companies, three of which have been realized.

Per duties to Towson University, Bonsal runs an incubator, leads entrepreneurship programs, teaches in the college of business, and works to build, grow, and sustain an education innovation ecosystem increasingly known as Baltimore EdTech. Bonsal began his career for over a decade as K-12 teacher and coach. He has served numerous education-related nonprofits.

Bonsal received his M.Ed. and M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University, and a B.A. with honors from the University of New Hampshire. He resides in Baltimore.

Jobs (3)

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Director of Entrepreneurship

Oct, 2013 - Current   (almost 3 years)
Past
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Nov 1, 2007
Apr 30, 2015
General Partner
Jun, 2001
Dec 1, 2013
Partner

Investments (8)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Sep, 2014$1.75M / Series A
Sep, 2013$5.6M / Series B
Mar, 2013$2.7M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2013$2M / Series A (Lead)
Sep, 2011$1.6M / Series A
Mar, 2011$4.6M / Series B
Jul, 2000$22.5M / Series CPersonal Investment
Feb, 2000$6.5M / VenturePersonal Investment

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