Edunomix was launched by Todd Maurer as an open source blog and data analysis project–with a specific focus on Asia and Emerging Markets– to help readers better understand the deepening relationship between education, economic development and investment trends.  Certain ideas and op-eds from this blog have been featured in major media such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, Washington Post, BBC News, Chronicle of Higher Education, EdSurge, Inside Higher Education, ICEF Monitor, University World News, PIE Quarterly and other publications (in translation, mainly Chinese).

In addition to our global research activities we assist a wide range of private and public sector clients that operate at the intersection of education, investment and workforce development technologies.  Our clients include:

  • Enterprises and MNCs
  • VC and private equity funds
  • Universities
  • Multilateral and development agencies
  • Start-ups

Edunomix executes through a proprietary and highly-trained expert network on three continents.  You can learn more about our research and advisory services here.


Edunomix was created after years of economic development and investment activities across Asia and Emerging Markets where, increasingly, educational achievement and sustainable employment is the cornerstone of strong, equitable and sustainable growth.  The 21st century is already being shaped by the rise of robots, intense competition for talent and innovation, changes to international trade norms, mass job insecurity, but also boundless opportunity. The result is that an educated population is the fundamental determinant of a country’s economic competitiveness, national security and future place in the world.  With global education spending estimated at close to US$10 trillion–and the private sector playing an increasingly critical role–the opportunities around global markets world are immense, but so are the challenges. We are committed to helping companies solve problems and increase their impact globally. 
We do business as Edunomix, LLC.


About Todd Maurer, Founder and Managing Director

Todd Maurer is a global executive, entrepreneur, analyst and investment professional with experience across higher education (public, private, proprietary), K12, Edtech and the Future of Work. He is President of Versatile PhD, a leading career platform for US-based research universities and their graduate students, and a Partner at Educated Ventures where he works on M&A and advisory assignments. He provides consulting services related to global education and workforce ventures at Edunomix, LLC, bringing over two decades of on-ground activity in the US, Asia and Emerging Markets.

Todd was previously Vice President of Corporate Development for Asia at Apollo Global, a joint venture education investment company formed in 2007 by Apollo Education Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOL) and Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG), with operations in 14 countries. Prior to this he was a Partner at Lotus Asset Management Limited, a Hong Kong-based hedge fund and alternative investment firm, where he ran investment research across Asia. He spent his first decade in Asia working in senior corporate finance and equity research positions at Peregrine Investments Holdings Limited, based in Beijing, Seoul and Hong Kong, and brings deep transaction experience throughout the Asia-Pacific. He began his career as a trade economist with KOTRA, a Korean government agency.

Todd was educated at Columbia University (M.I.A, International Economics), Peking University, Nanjing University and UCLA (B.A. Economics). He speaks and reads Chinese, and is conversational in Korean and Russian.

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Unless otherwise noted, all work on this site is that of Todd Maurer and credit should be given as such.  Mr. Maurer assumes no responsibility for losses, monetary or otherwise, resulting from the publication of his work.  For more information, please contact info@edunomix.com.

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