E1144: How Income Share Agreements (ISAs) are solving education financing & aligning incentives in a broken system with Meratas CEO Darius Goldman | Rising Stars of SaaS 7

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Show notes:
1:13 Jason intros Darius Goldman & explains the impact of the student loan crisis
8:12 How Darius first dealt with ISAs, why he started Meratas, brief history of ISAs
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14:16 Why the Yale ISA experiment failed & why the recent ISA iteration works well with skill-based training
18:50 Will ISAs be adopted by universities en masse? Applying accountability & outcome to higher education
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27:04 Dealing with negative framing of ISAs, understanding payback periods, bundling ISAs & more
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40:31 What does the world look like in 10 years if ISA-driven schools succeed?
47:06 Creating an ISA crowdfunding platform, Jason tries to invest in Meratas
51:47 What will the impact of the pandemic be on ISAs down the line? Universities embracing ISAs?

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