David Blake Degreed Meet Education Project

MEP #010 with David Blake from Degreed

In this episode, David Blake from Degreed joins MEP to talk about unbundling the college degree, new models of credentialing, and what his company Degreed is doing to disrupt the education status quo. Don’t miss it!

David Blake is the Founder and CEO of Degreed, a San Francisco based startup is on a mission to “jailbreak the degree” and give learners a new form of academic credentialing.  Degreed has gone through the Kaplan/TechStars ed tech accelerator and they’ve raised over $900k in funding thus far.

Previously, David was part of the founding team of Zinch which was acquired by Chegg in 2011.  David also had stints at the Ed Tech Entrepreneurs Lab powered by Teach for America and New Schools Venture Fund.  He also consulted for UniversityNow as they launched and rebranded New Charter University without title four funding.

He is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a “degree” in economics.

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Nick DiNardo is the founder and host of the Meet Education Project, a podcast series featuring entrepreneurs, VCs and thought leaders taking action on the future of learning. Nick has worked in education for 10 years, working for some of the big players (Pearson & McGraw-Hill), as VP of Marketing for a seed stage ed tech startup, and an independent consultant. He also serves on the board of directors for Argosy Collegiate Charter School in Fall River, MA. When he's not chatting about the future of learning, Nick is reading, traveling, golfing, or drinking a glass of whisky (sometimes, all of the above).