Venture capitalist eyeing seventh education documentary
An entrepreneur and documentarian known for his investments in Indiana-based technology ventures is exploring a seventh education-reform film.
Bob Compton, best known in the education world for his 2008 documentary â€œTwo Million Minutes,â€ comparing the United States’ education system to those of China and India, returned two weeks ago from Singapore, where he was filming and doing research. He is contemplating a documentary on the countryâ€™s education system, which consistently ranks among the top in the world.
Comptonâ€™s Singapore trip comes just a couple months after the premier of his sixth documentary, â€œThe Finland Phenomenon,â€ on the highly ranked education system in that country. A screening in Indianapolis is planned next month. It debuted at a meeting of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in March.
Compton spent a decade as a general partner at venture capital firm CID Equity Partners in Indianapolis and has invested in several high-tech Indiana firms, including Exact Target, Aprimo Inc., Interactive Intelligence Inc. and Compendium Blogware.