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Rethink Education Bolsters Investment Team with Promotion of Michelle Dervan to Partner and Appointment of Ebony Pope as Principal

Rethink - March 6, 2019

White Plains, NY – March 6, 2019 – Rethink Education, a leading impact investor in education technology companies, today announced the promotion of Michelle Dervan to Partner and appointment of Ebony Pope to Principal.   “We are excited to be growing the Rethink Education team with the promotion of Michelle and new addition of Ebony,” said Rick Segal, managing partner, Rethink Education.  “From leading our seed investment strategy to supporting the broader portfolio, Michelle has played a critical role in the success of the firm over the past two years as we’ve partnered with companies to rethink how education technologies…

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