James Taylor joins team at Emerge Education

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James Taylor Joins Emerge Education as Mentor
Online Education Expert to Mentor UK EdTech Startups

LONDON, UK – Emerge Education, the London-based accelerator programme for startups intending to improve educational outcomes worldwide, today announced the addition of online education expert James Taylor to its mentoring team. Emerge Education, whose partners include Eton College, Oxford University, Said Business School, Oxford University Press and private investment firm Neon, support educational technology, or “edetch,” start-ups. Taylor, who recently returned to Europe after helping build a series of online education companies in Silicon Valley, will provide mentoring to some of Emerge’s current cohort of startups.

“The UK is the world’s 2nd biggest exporter of higher education, and London is at its centre. The capital houses the headquarters of many of the leading education publishers and is located near the oldest and some of the most esteemed universities in the world. I look forward to helping a new generation of entrepreneurs disrupt education for good.”

Emerge Education gives each startup some initial seed funding. In addition to this, Emerge Education provide introductions to their expansive network includes angel investors, VCs and other contacts that may be interested in providing funding.


  •  City AM – “Perfect storm of factors is set to make education technology the UK’s next growth sector”
  • Techcrunch – “New European Edtech Accelerator Kicks Off Search For 10 Startups Eager To Disrupt The Classroom”
  • Quartz – “How a 574-year-old school is preparing for a world without classrooms”
  • Sunday Times – “Eton takes tech lessons”
  • Daily Mail – “Why I, as a teacher, will be a relic… now students can go to Harvard online”
  • Edtech Times – “Interview with Emil Wallnér of Emerge Venture Lab”
  • Eltjam – “Emerge Education launches first cohort of EdTech startups”
  • Edsurge – “New UK Edtech Accelerator Announces First Cohort”
  • The Atlantic – “Why Eton, Britain’s 574-Year-Old High School, Is Embracing Ed Tech”

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