‘Maveron is passionate about the education sector. They’ve help us accelerate the business, whether it was starting out of their office, tapping into their extensive network of consumer contacts, or sharing their expertise in the education space.’


Recent college grads have a dishearteningly high unemployment rate. They’re smart but lack the real-world skills major employers are looking for. Founded in 2013, the company is reimagining the college-to-career landscape, offering an immersive learning program designed to quickly place workplace-ready recent grads (and even juniors and seniors) inside high-growth companies; some, like Maveron-backed zulily, actually embed Koru students in order to train them. Koru is another startup in Maveron’s flourishing array of disruptive next-gen education companies built for consumers. Founders Kristen Hamilton and Josh Jarrett are veteran entrepreneurs, who cut their teeth at Onvia, McKinsey and the Gates Foundation. We met Kristen back in 1999. She’s helped us with a range of education opportunities and Koru is the fruit of our long collaboration. We led the Series A round of investment for the company.