Henry Hipps

Henry Hipps

Senior Advisor, Entrepreneur in Residence

Owl Ventures

Henry Hipps is Senior Advisor and Entrepreneur in Residence at Owl Ventures, the world’s leading education sector venture capital firm. His work leverages investment capital and a focus on impact to support ventures at the leading edge of the future of learning and work. Previously, he was Deputy Director of the Education team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) where he and his team focused on improving the impact and scalability of solutions that improve student outcomes. That work sat at the intersection of product innovation and system redesign to foster the improvement of education technology, curriculum, tutoring and other tools and school models. Prior to BMGF, Henry was Senior Director at the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, Mayor Villaraigosa’s school turnaround organization. Henry was also founder and CEO of Trajectory Learning which delivered web-based K-12 courseware with culturally-relevant content designed to increase student engagement. Prior to his work in education, Henry was an executive at IBM Business Consulting where he led global teams on business and technology consulting engagements. Throughout his career, Henry has sought opportunities to use entrepreneurship and innovation as tools to create social impact.