Edtech Business

Why Andre Agassi Invested in This Phonics Startup

Jan 5, 2016

TO SERVE AND VOLLEY: Tennis ace Andre Agassi sees a volley of pitches every year from education entrepreneurs and passes on most of them. But here’s one that finally caught his eye: Square Panda, a Sunnyvale, CA-based creator of a phonics playset to help preschool children build literacy skills. It’s not the first education outreach for the Las Vegas native, whose foundation launched a local K-12 public charter school in 2001. Forbes contributor George Anders explores how Agassi’s decision to take a double-digit stake in the company may be related to his struggles in middle school.

Why Andre Agassi Invested in This Phonics Startup

Edtech Business

Why Andre Agassi Invested in This Phonics Startup

Jan 5, 2016

TO SERVE AND VOLLEY: Tennis ace Andre Agassi sees a volley of pitches every year from education entrepreneurs and passes on most of them. But here’s one that finally caught his eye: Square Panda, a Sunnyvale, CA-based creator of a phonics playset to help preschool children build literacy skills. It’s not the first education outreach for the Las Vegas native, whose foundation launched a local K-12 public charter school in 2001. Forbes contributor George Anders explores how Agassi’s decision to take a double-digit stake in the company may be related to his struggles in middle school.

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