Don Burton has an extensive career at the cutting edge of education innovation and technology, launching, scaling, and exiting companies as well as being a thought leader on the topic of the Future of Education.
He is a strategic advisor, Don worked with McKinsey & Co. consulting on strategies to launch interactive media business units and how to create open innovation within large corporations such as Apple, IBM, Sony, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Cox Cable, Viacom, and Disney, and with Goldman Sachs advising on exits and acquisitions.
As an intrapreneur, he has built education startups within large companies such as the Walt Disney Company and Kaplan.
Don, as an entrepreneur, has built multiple EdTech startups on his own as a founder, with a major exit to Kaplan/Washington Post.
Don was an angel investor before running EdTech Startup Accelerator programs with Techstars and for his own company, graduating three cohorts who have raised more than $100 million in financing and have an estimated market cap of more than $1 billion. He is currently co-founder and managing partner of LearnStart, a seed-stage venture capital fund focused exclusively on learning, education, and talent with a portfolio of more than 30 startups and excellent fund performance.