Learned has been an active angel investor, is past president of the Boise Angel Alliance, has invested in and been administrator of three angel funds, and is a partner in Loon Creek Capital Group, which assists communities in creating angel funds. He has been involved with angel funding of more than 30 companies.
Trained as a certified public accountant, Learned is a co-founder of Learned-Mahn, a Boise software company that supplied software nationwide to the banking and hospital industries. He earned a doctorate in entrepreneurship, was a college professor and later associate dean of the business school at Boise State University, and was the president of the College of Idaho. He served as a counselor in the Idaho Small Business Development Center in the Boise State College of Business and Economics for six years and is founding director of Venture College at Boise State, a co-curricular program in entrepreneurship for students of all disciplines.
Learned has a BA in economics from Yale, an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate from Texas Tech University.
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