Andre Bennin is Managing Partner of NewU Venture Partners, a fund formed and sponsored by the Corporation of WGU and partnership with Epic Ventures, LLP, to catalyze a global initiative to develop the innovation that will redefine a post-secondary education that supports the future of work, improves quality, expands access, and optimizes outcomes for the next century.
In this role, Bennin leads the fund’s investment committee, which is tasked with the planning and oversight of investment objectives.
Prior to joining NUVP, Bennin served as Managing Director of Corporate Development for the Strada Education Network, working as investment lead on several direct minority investments and fund investments.
Bennin previously served as Senior Operations Director for the Office of the Governor of Indiana, where he helped oversee the creation of the state’s $250 million venture capital, private equity, and private credit investment vehicle.
Bennin has served as a board member or advisor for several prominent higher education, technology, and investment organizations, including Edquity, Roadtrip Nation, Upswing, BrightHive, Cell-Ed, GSV Venture Funds, and Riipen.
Bennin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and a Juris Prudence Doctorate from Brigham Young University.