Episode 010: David Blake, Founder & CEO of Degreed

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In this episode, David Blake from Degreed joins MEP to talk about unbundling the college degree, new models of credentialing, and what his company Degreed is doing to disrupt the education status quo.  Don’t miss it!

David Blake

David Blake is the Founder and CEO of Degreed, a San Francisco based startup is on a mission to “jailbreak the degree” and give learners a new form of academic credentialing.  Degreed has gone through the Kaplan/TechStars ed tech accelerator and they’ve raised over $900k in funding thus far.

Previously, David was part of the founding team of Zinch which was acquired by Chegg in 2011.  David also had stints at the Ed Tech Entrepreneurs Lab powered by Teach for America and New Schools Venture Fund.  He also consulted for UniversityNow as they launched and rebranded New Charter University without title four funding.

He is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a “degree” in economics.

Social Media & other Mentions:

@davidblake

Michael Horn and his work on disruptive innovation in education

Clayton Christensen and his seminal work on the same subject

 

 

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