EduLab Capital Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm with the necessary market savvy, AI expertise and global network to accelerate the growth of its portfolio companies.

We Invest in People

Seed-stage Investing in Core Values


Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
Henry Ford

We believe that an investment in education is an investment in our future well being as a society. A scalable business model in education means not only financial success for the entrepreneur, but also more lives improved for the end-users.


You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.

Maya Angelou

Seed-stage companies will undoubtedly encounter numerous challenges, and we believe that one’s determination leads to stronger outcomes. We have the expertise — and the patience — to support our entrepreneurs as they evolve their businesses and learn from their mistakes.


By three things the wise person may be known. What three? He sees a shortcoming as it is. When he sees it, he tries to correct it. And when another acknowledges a shortcoming, the wise one forgives it as he should.

The Buddha (Anguttara Nikaya)

Integrity and honesty are the foundation of a successful business. Our partnership with each of our entrepreneurs is a journey that we travel together with grace, compassion and belief in their mission.


It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow.

Ralph Ellison

Evolution and growth are critical to success, yet both require dedication and patience. We provide our entrepreneurs with the infrastructure, a global network, and an opportunity to grow their business and achieve our shared goals.

EduLab Capital Partners Leadership

Led by experienced investors, operators, and company builders
Liam Pisano

Liam Pisano

Managing Partner

17 years of experience in private equity, leveraged finance, venture debt, and seed-stage VC. 

Norihisa Wada

Norihisa Wada

Managing Partner

An early member of Advanced Media, Inc., Senior Manager of Entertainment & Education / Mobile Business Department.

Edwin Derecho

Edwin Derecho

Chief Financial Officer

Edwin has 30+ years of financial leadership experience acting as a CFO for public and private companies.

Investment Philosophy

More Than Just Capital

EduLab Capital Partners invests time and capital to create impact. Impact for our entrepreneurs, our investors, our portfolio and our ecosystem. We build companies in the education technology sector. Our team of investors, operators, and company builders work hand in hand with our entrepreneurs to develop their collective vision. Through our network that spans throughout the globe, we give our portfolio companies unparalleled access to global resources and expansion. Our team is a group of specialized seed-stage investors. We believe that the learning technology entrepreneur experiences a unique financing pain point as they grow their business. Too much to do, too few resources to do it with, and an early-stage investment community that often lacks patience. We aim to change this dynamic because we believe that patience will pay off. Our team is looking for opportunities where we can provide more than just capital because we are focused on value creation. New partners, new markets, new ideas. We are Founder focused capital at work.