Episode 120

EdTech Exit to Entrepreneurial Education with Cecilia Zywicki

This week on The Exit: Cecilia Zywicki is a seasoned EdTech entrepreneur, fascinated by innovation around learning. Cecilia’s first business, Ranku, was planned out on the back of a napkin over martinis in San Francisco with a friend. Ranku was a two-sided marketplace for state university systems to increase student enrollment, and after finding their niche the business started to grow. How did A round financing conversations turn into an acquisition by John Wiley & Sons? Listen to find out.


Cecilia Retelle Zywicki is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Of Staff at Student Resource Center (“SRC”), a portfolio company of Avathon Capital. Cecilia is focused on creating and implementing standard operating procedures, building new teams to create exceptional student experiences, and integrating software to easily collect data and build dashboards. Before joining SRC, Cecilia was the COO at PresenceLearning, a leading provider of live online special education-related services.

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ceciliacoo/

Website – https://student-resource.org/


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Steve McGarry

An entrepreneur, content creator, and investor based in sunny Tampa, Florida. In 2015, while living in San Francisco, Steve sold his first fintech startup LendLayer to Max Levchin’s (founder of PayPal) consumer finance company Affirm.

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