John Rogers is a Partner and the Education Sector Lead for TPG’s Rise Fund. John developed the Rise Fund’s global education strategy which focuses on personalized learning, professional certification and training, and multi-site school operators in emerging markets. John also and led the fund’s investments in DreamBox Learning, InStride and Digital House and assisted with investments in Renaissance Learning, ArtWorld, EverFi, Allogene, Viewpoint Therapeutics and RefleXion. John joined the Rise Fund with nearly two decades of experience acquiring two dozen companies while building nine platform companies in the education and healthcare sectors. Most recently, John was a founding partner of Bridges Ventures’ U.S. Sustainable Growth Fund, where he was the architect of Bridges’ U.S. investment strategy and led Bridges’ investment in Springboard Education.
Prior to his work with Bridges, John was a Partner and Group Head for the Healthcare and Education Group at Gryphon Investors, where he led investments in Accelerated Rehabilitation, Delta Career Education, Envision and assisted with Smile Brands. Before joining Gryphon, John was an investor with DB Capital Partners, Deutsche Bank’s principal investment arm, where he was an early investor in Sylvan Learning Centers, Strayer University, Concentra Health and Fresenius Medical Care. John began his career in the public sector, leading the development of innovative public health programs for the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency. John currently serves on the Boards of DreamBox Learning, InStride and SEO Scholars, a nonprofit focused on college access.
He holds a BA in political science from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford University. John also holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of Pennsylvania where his research focused on quantifying the impact of internship participation on the wages of community college graduate