Greg Mauro is Founder and Managing Partner of Learn Capital, which has the largest education technology investment portfolio in the world; and he is Chairman of the start-up town Summit Powder Mountain, the ski resort Powder Mountain, and the nonprofit Summit Institute.
Greg’s commitment to education began with the charter school movement in 2000, including eight years on the High Tech High foundation board. He also co-founded a US Treasury New Markets fund to expand high-performing charter facilities. Greg’s last startup, Edmodo, was incubated when Learn Capital was launched in 2008 and has gone on to serve over 80 million students.
In 2013, Greg engineered the crowd-sourced purchase of the largest ski area in the US, Powder Mountain, after convincing the founders of Summit Series — a “hipper Davos” (Forbes) and “a young TED” (Wired)— to joint venture with him and his Learn Capital cofounder Rob Hutter and save the mountain from corporate overdevelopment. He discussed this venture on his Tedx Talk in 2017. Summit at Powder Mountain will become a town the size of Telluride at 8600 feet atop a saddle intersecting three bowls overlooking the Great Salt Lake. It’s associated nonprofit, The Summit Institute is focused on innovation, creativity, and impact and has convened labs on a variety of issues with The White House, Ashoka, Brookings, The Gates Foundation, and others.
Prior to Learn Capital and Powder Mountain, Greg managed an affiliate fund of The Founders Fund. He was on the founding team of a host of innovative startups that touch the lives of millions, and has raised over $350M collectively for his ventures. Greg is a graduate of UCLA’s College of Honors. Greg started his career as a strategy consultant for Michael Porter’s Monitor Group.
Greg’s exploits—visiting over 100 countries, surfing on six continents, buying his local ski mountain—- have been covered in The New York Times, Financial Times, The Atlantic, Surfer Magazine, and Ski Magazine.