SOURCE: LearnLaunch


January 19, 2016 11:35 ET

LearnLaunch and Versari Announce Global Partnership to Drive EdTech Innovation

Strategic Collaboration Pairs Organizations Supporting Early Stage Education Technology Startups, Providing Transatlantic Network for EdTech Entrepreneurs

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jan 19, 2016) - LearnLaunch, a Boston-based organization dedicated to driving innovation and transforming learning, and Versari, a Dublin-based provider of scaling solutions for early stage learning technology companies, announced a collaboration to promote transatlantic innovation in the Education Technology sector. The partnership will utilize both organizations deep-rooted infrastructure and support systems, and aims to offer a compelling solution for learning technology entrepreneurs from initial inception to Series A stage of financing. It will include market services, geographic expansion opportunities, and network benefits for EdTech companies on both sides of the Atlantic.

"As we continue to see interest from EdTech companies around the world, the Versari partnership will help build our growing global campus as well as a pipeline of opportunities in Dublin and the rest of Europe," said Liam Pisano, LearnLaunch Managing Director. "Versari is a skilled and well-established partner that will help us to accelerate LearnLaunch's goal to drive innovation and transform learning beyond US borders."

Alan Maguire, Versari Founding Partner, added, "We are thrilled to build a relationship with LearnLaunch. Global expansion is critical for Versari and our customers, and world-class partners are key to this. LearnLaunch clearly shares this vision and their existing relationships in the EdTech sector, in-house solutions for entrepreneurs, and internationally recognized Accelerator are second to none. Working together, we can address the international needs of the full range of early stage EdTech ventures." Mr. Maguire and Versari Founding Partner Jonny Parkes will speak on panels at LearnLaunch's upcoming conference Across Boundaries, being held January 21-22 at Harvard Business School. 

Initial collaboration brings Versari Partners' client Empower the User (ETU) to LearnLaunch's Campus in Boston, MA to open its U.S. headquarters, continuing to build its U.S. footprint. ETU provides a cloud-based platform, which enables organizations to rapidly build Role-Play simulations and games for training and assessment.

"Versari has played an important role in the international growth of Empower The User to this point," says Declan Dagger, CEO of ETU. "Supporting our U.S. expansion through their partnership with LearnLaunch will help us take our solution to the next level. We are immediately plugged into an unrivaled U.S. EdTech ecosystem from a first-class location."

About LearnLaunch
LearnLaunch is dedicated to connecting, supporting, and growing the education technology ecosystem to drive innovation and transform learning. We are a vibrant community, delivering educational events, a selective accelerator program, and a collaborative co-working space. We are based in Boston, a world education hub. For more information, visit and follow LearnLaunch on Twitter at @learnlaunch.

About Versari
Versari is about building better businesses. It provides a complete scaling solution for early-stage learning technology companies. The solution includes Infrastructure -- a shared working space & international EdTech community; Capital -- via Leaf Investments, Europe's first independent learning technologies investment fund; and Expertise -- flexible shared services that provide access to premium skills. More information can be found at or contact Amy Keith at

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