Greg Mauro

Greg Mauro

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Greg Mauro is the Founder and Managing Partner at Learn Capital, the largest education technology investment portfolio in the world. He oversees the firm’s investment practice and has helped lead Learn investments in companies such as Coursera, Udemy, General Assembly, OnDeck, Ascent, Wave Neuro and MindPortal. Greg is the co-founder of Nextivity, SmartDrive, and Tachyon, a host of innovative startups that touch the lives of millions, which have collectively raised over $500M in venture capital. He previously managed an affiliate of Founders Fund and co-founded several venture-backed startups used by millions across the education, wireless, and media sectors, including Edmodo, the world's largest social network for learning with over 100M users. Greg has been active in the charter school movement since 2000, and helped finance the campus expansion of High Tech High through a US Treasury New Markets Fund he co-founded. He also helped incubate and co-found Higher Ground Education, the world's largest Montessori operator, where he serves on the board and is the largest investor. In addition, Greg is the Chairman and Co-Owner of Powder Mountain, the largest ski area in the United States, and is also Chairman of the Summit Institute.

Professional Experience

Academic History



  • Prior to Learn, Greg was the co-founder of Founders Fund backed SmartDrive, a WSJ Top 50 Startup which was purchased by Vista Equity.

  • He was the co-founder of Tachyon, a predecessor to SpaceX’s Starlink used by GE, the US Dept. of Defense, and Burning Man.

  • He co-founded Nextivity, a provider of coverage solutions for over 120 mobile carriers globally.

  • Prior to these ventures, he was the first investor in Entropic, where he also authored the business plan an plan an plan an plan an plan and led business plan an plan an plan an plan an development.

  • He served on the board of NewGlobe — where Learn is also the largest investor — transforming the lives of over 3M students across Africa and India.

  • At High Tech High, he financed the second campus by founding a facilities fund for high-performing charter schools.

  • He began his career as a strategy consultant for Monitor Group and is a graduate of UCLA’s College of Honors.