Given the unforgiving and “heavy trust” nature of education, Katzman said, startups are better off assembling a good mix of people with deep backgrounds in education and business than following the typical model of “one guy with a vision and a bunch of [hard-working] twenty-somethings.” The latter model can result in a lot of wasted time and money but the former, he said, can produce a company with “both a soul and a clue.”

For ed tech startups, pudgy is better than lean, says Princeton Review founder — Tech News and Analysis