CEO & Co-Founder
David Neville is the Co-Founder & CEO of Nurture. The Irish-based EdTech startup creates online assessment & feedback solutions for the classroom. As a Microsoft Education Partner Nurture embeds research frameworks into a teacher's workflow to advance cloud-based EdTech software. The vision for Nurture is to drive EdTech forward so that every student can fulfil their potential. David previously co-founded an award-winning not-for-profit in Ireland that addresses educational inequity; working with 1000's of students from less fortunate backgrounds over 5 years. With his co-founder Pádraic Hogan they saw first hand the impact digital personalised feedback can have on students regardless of their background. Fast forward to 2021: they realised the challenge of personalising digital feedback for students wasn't a niche problem anymore; it was a problem for every teacher globally who was working digitally with their students during the pandemic. In the global shift away from high-stakes summative assessment to more continuous-based formative assessment the Nurture solution embeds pedagogical research frameworks into a teacher's workflow. David is adamant that the future of EdTech needs to be built with students of every background in mind not just the lucky few or the education sector runs the risk of widening the inequality gap at a time of such exciting change.