Jamie Beaton

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Jamie Beaton
BornJamie John Brendan Beaton
(1995-02-16) February 16, 1995 (age 28)
Auckland, New Zealand
🏳️ CitizenshipNew Zealand
🏫 EducationHarvard University, Stanford University, University of Oxford
🎓 Alma materHarvard University
💼 Occupation
Edu-Tech Entrepreneur and Academic
📆 Years active  2013–Present
Co-founding and leading Crimson Education
🌐 Websitehttp://crimsoneducation.org

Jamie John Brendan Beaton (born February 18, 1995) is a New Zealand-born entrepreneur. Beaton is the co-founder and CEO of global education consultancy Crimson Education.

Early life[edit]


Beaton was born on February 18, 1995 in Auckland, New Zealand, the son of property managers Paula Beaton and Michael Chapman-Smith.[1].

Beaton grew up in Auckland and attended Saint Kentigern School from Years 1-8, and King’s College on an academic scholarship from Years 9-13. During high school, he was the national coordinator for Young Mensa, a global high IQ society [2]. Beaton graduated high school at the end of 2012 as dux [3].

In 2012 and 2013, Beaton was Chair of Youth Fund, a not-for-profit youth organisation in Auckland that allows young people to apply for funding and managerial support for their ideas.


In his final year of high school, Beaton applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained admission to all of them [4]. He chose Harvard University, and began midway through 2013.

At Harvard, Beaton studied a Bachelor of Arts (concentration: Applied Mathematics-Economics, secondary: Global Health and Health Politics) and a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, and graduated as Magna Cum Laude after three years[5].

At the age of 20, Beaton was accepted to study in the MBA Program at Stanford Graduate School of Business, the youngest student ever to gain admission[6].

In November 2017, Beaton was awarded the 2018 Rhodes Scholarship to carry out postgraduate study at the University of Oxford[7].


Crimson Education[edit]

Beaton co-founded Crimson Education in 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. Crimson Education is now established in sixteen countries and works with more than 20,000 students and 2,000 tutors and mentors[8]. Major offices are located in Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney, Shanghai, Singapore, London, New York City, Moscow, Bangkok, Cape Town, Zurich, Edinburgh, San Franscisco, Ho Chi Minh City and more[9].

In 2016, Crimson Education received a $30 million USD capital investment from Tiger Global and Tiger Global Management. The company is estimated to be valued at more than $160 million USD[10].

In 2017, Beaton participated in the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) looking at alleviating poverty[11].


At age 19, Beaton was hired by Tiger Management as their youngest ever Data Analyst, where he worked under the supervision of Julian Robertson[12].

During his undergraduate degree, he was President of Black Diamond Capital, Harvard University’s student-run asset management firm, and an intern at The Icehouse, doing data analytics for the Ice Angels Investment Network.

Beaton held public seminars on stock investment in Australia and New Zealand throughout 2016 and 2017[13].


Dux of King’s College Class of 2012[14].

First in the World A Level English Literature 2012[15].

Winner of the Deloitte Fast Rising Star One to Watch New Zealand – Crimson Consulting 2015[16].

New Zealand Young Innovator of the Year 2016[17].

Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Consumer Technology 2017[18].

Deloitte Fast 50 - Fastest Growing Services Business 2017 [19]


  1. "Business boy wonder Jamie Beaton: Vision transcends age". Stuff.co.nz. 5 February 2016.
  2. Ibid
  3. Ibid
  4. Ibid
  5. "Jamie Beaton got into five prestigious schools and started an $82m consulting business". The Sydney Morning Herald. 10 May 2016.
  6. Ibid
  7. "Rhodes scholarships awarded to future leaders". SCOOP Independent News, Education. 8 November 2017.
  8. "Education Services - Expert Education Consultancy". Crimson Education.
  9. Ibid
  10. "Kiwi whizkids raise $39.5m from Tiger Global for mentoring start-up Crimson". Australian Financial Review. 17 October 2016.
  11. "Rhodes scholarships awarded to future leaders". Universities New Zealand. 8 November 2017.
  12. "New Crimson capital values founder Jamie Beaton's stake at $73m". National Business Review. 29 September 2016.
  13. "Crimson co-founder Jamie Beaton's crusade to teach young Kiwis about money". Idealog. 29 May 2017.
  14. "Young millionaire Jamie Beaton buys up rivals". New Zealand Herald. 7 July 2016.
  15. "SEEK exec Simon Rosenberg poached by NZ whizz-kids' start-up Crimson". Australian Financial Review. 31 July 2017.
  16. "Deloitte Fast 50 regional winners announced". Deloitte. 2015.
  17. "World changing Kiwis win innovations awards". Business Scoop. 20 October 2016.
  18. "30 Under 30 Asia 2017: Consumer Technology". Forbes. 2017.
  19. "Deloitte Fast 50: 2017 winner basking in building industry's boom". Stuff.co.nz. 9 November 2017.

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