Josef Blumenfeld

Founder, EdTech180

Josef Blumenfeld is the founder of EdTech180, a communications firm for the EdTech industry. Joe is a seasoned strategic communications professional with experience managing communications teams, programs and campaigns in 39 countries across the globe. Joe is passionate about EdTech and its promise. He’s held senior communications support and PR roles at cutting-edge EdTech start-ups, as well as at past leaders in both higher education and K-12. Most recently, Joe served as SVP for Corporate Affairs at global higher education company Cengage Learning, driving the company’s rebranding and communications, as it pivoted from “education publisher”to “EdTech innovator.” Prior to that, Joe served as the SVP, Corporate Communications & Corporate Affairs at global K-12 education and publishing company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He directed communications for the merger of Houghton Mifflin and Harcourt; and had global responsibility for all facets of the merged company's internal, social and external communications. Joe has provided communications counsel to many EdTech companies, including LearnBop (a strategic partner of Fuel Education), Dublin-based Learnosity, VINCI, Libboo, Authess, LearnLaunch and others. EdTech180 has clients in the US, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.