Who We Are


Edunomix is a research and advisory firm specializing in education and the future of work. We help private enterprises and universities build winning global strategies through a unique combination of market data, domain expertise and investment acumen.

For over a decade we have worked with:

  • Enterprises and MNCs
  • VC and private equity funds with education/career portfolios
  • Universities
  • Multilateral and development agencies
  • Start-ups

We operate a proprietary and highly-trained expert network on three continents, with much of our work centered on the Asia and Emerging Markets.  You can learn more about our research and advisory services here.

Our data-centric blog, and related research reports, is designed to help readers better understand the deepening relationship between education, economic development and the future or work.  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).


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–and workforce development needs increasing, the opportunities around global markets are immense but so are the challenges.



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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