Introduction

About the Guest:

As a founder, venture-backed CEO, public company executive and now venture capitalist, Anne Dwane is passionate about empowering people to realize their potential. Over the years, she led teams in creating services that were loved by consumers and valued by institutions – schools, colleges, universities, employers and government agencies.

She co-founded GSV Acceleration Fund to be a catalyst in the world’s largest, most inefficient capital market: the human capital market.

GSV Acceleration is a VC firm backing entrepreneurs leveraging technology to fundamentally improve learning and talent development from “pre-K to grey”.  It’s venture capital to build human capital.  Previously, Anne was Chief Business Officer at Chegg, with leadership responsibility for revenue, company P&L and M&A. Anne came to Chegg through acquisition of Zinch, where she was CEO.  Prior to that, Anne co-founded Military Advantage (www.Military.com) to connect service members and veterans to benefits, including GI Bill and career services. Military Advantage was acquired by Monster Worldwide, where she was General Manager, Affinity Networks, leading a portfolio of businesses focused on lifelong learning and career advancement.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing & International Management from Georgetown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Anne is co-author of Getting In: The Zinch Guide to College Admissions & Financial Aid in the Digital Age (Wiley 2011). She was named a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.

About the Podcast:

As a serial entrepreneur, investor and Monster frm-exec, Anne Dwane discusses the current revolution in corporate learning and the future of work. “There is no such thing as one size fits all,” she argues. “Work and education are both ready for disruption.” She shares her insight on making learning more accessible, affordable and effective than ever before.

 

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