Back to School – Views from Alibaba’s Jack Ma, Quest Ventures’ James Tan and others on Asia’s appetite for education


As students head back to school after the summer break, CNBC Asia interviewed entrepreneurs and investors for their views on education.

Alibaba’s Jack Ma described the education landscape in China and what he wanted to do for education in the rural areas.  He was followed by James Tan, managing partner at Quest Ventures. James described the EdTech landscape in Southeast Asia, the scale of the difference in investments between China and the US, and the opportunity to use technology to level the playing field for students in frontier markets who may not have access to good local education resources.


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