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.