Andrew Colin is the founder and owner of Espalier Ventures. He provides the leadership and vision which is enabling us to build a successful portfolio of education, wellbeing and real estate businesses.
Andrew combines a strong entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for education and increasing international student mobility.
Back in 1981, while studying law at the London School of Economics, Andrew launched his first company — providing Apple-sponsored computer courses for schoolchildren. In 1990, he founded and directed Study Group, which, under his leadership, became a major force in international pre-university education with centres established throughout the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and New Zealand.
In 2005, Andrew founded INTO University Partnerships, with the aim of transforming the international student experience and helping internationally-focused universities to expand access and improve student mobility. INTO has since grown to become the world’s leading international education partnering organisation. Then in 2012, Andrew founded Espalier which is a venturing business focused on early-stage organisations that are creating education, wellbeing and community outcomes.
Outside of work, Andrew’s passions are sailing and tennis.