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Venture capitalist eyeing seventh education documentary

19 May 2011

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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 “Two Million Minutes,” 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 country’s education system, which consistently ranks among the top in the world.

Compton’s Singapore trip comes just a couple months after the premier of his sixth documentary, “The Finland Phenomenon,” 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.

 

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