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CEO Martin Claure got his start as one of the first hires at wireless company Brightstar after earning a degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He then went on to scale and successfully sell his own fintech startup in Peru, as well as develop a publicly traded cleantech ETF (LIT). From there, Martin founded and ran MC Capital, where he oversaw a first round of start-up launches and real estate developments. Over 75% of the start-up launches were successful exits, generating MOICs ranging from 2-5x, while the remaining ventures remain in growth mode under entrepreneurial leadership. Martin transitioned to a passive role at MC Capital in September 2019 when he joined Aprende Institute as full time CEO.
Spanish-language learners who seek to increase their incomes via vocational reskilling struggle to find options that are at once high-
quality, flexible, and affordable. Aprende Institute, the leading online education platform for vocational abilities in Latin America and the United States’ Hispanic markets, offers a wide array of courses and training, allowing its growing community of students to acquire high-demand skills. These skills empower learners to turn their interests into income by starting a new business or a new career. Aprende integrates technology and digital media with traditional instructor-led classroom activities, providing its students a flexible and customized learning experience, accessible on any device, which monitors students’ progress and promotes engaged learning, skill expertise, and course completion. Since its inception, Aprende has enrolled over 45K students (growing 253% YoY). The company plans to continue to grow within the $4.5B US & Latam Edtech market and to reach over 150K active students by 2023.
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