Reach Capital

Reach supports the most promising entrepreneurs developing technology solutions for challenges in early childhood, K-12, higher education and lifelong learning. They invest in early-stage tech tools, applications, content, and services to improve education opportunities for all children. The Fund also acts as a catalyst, inspiring and enabling traditional and non-traditional investors to provide capital to the fast-growing ed tech market.

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107 past transactions

EveryDay Labs

Series A in 2021
EveryDay Labs, Inc. develops a toolkit that is designed to provide educators with insights, research, and strategies on how to partner with families so that every student has an equitable opportunity to learn. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Redwood City, California.

Outschool

Series C in 2021
Outschool connects motivated learners, parents, and teachers together to create great learning experiences. Their mission is to build the biggest and best global school by offering unique online classes from hundreds of independent teachers. Outschool teachers may be certified teachers, artists, scientists, or other adults with expertise or interest in teaching. It was founded in 2015 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Holberton School

Series A in 2018
Holberton, Inc. provides project-based learning and peer learning to software engineers. It offers courses, such as foundation of software engineering, augmented reality and virtual reality, full-stack web development, advanced linux programming, algorithm & blockchain, and machine learning. The company offers free education until students find jobs. Holberton, Inc. was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California with additional campuses in Bogotá and Medellín, Colombia; and New Haven, Connecticut.

Project Wayfinder

Seed Round in 2021
Project Wayfinder designed for all students to develop lives of meaning and purpose.

Aura health

Venture Round in 2021
Aura health develops a mindfulness meditation iOS and Android application for stress and anxiety. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Fourthrev Pty Ltd

Series A in 2022
FourthRev is working to bridge the digital skills gap by connecting leading companies and universities to enable the delivery of up-to-date, industry relevant programs, ranging from micro-credentials through to degree courses. We do this by co-creating content and curriculum with leading technology companies, such as AWS, Salesforce and Tableau, which is delivered to learners by our university partners, either as stand-alone courses or as part of existing offerings. FourthRev then connects learners to employers in our partners ecosystems.

Holberton School

Series B in 2021
Holberton, Inc. provides project-based learning and peer learning to software engineers. It offers courses, such as foundation of software engineering, augmented reality and virtual reality, full-stack web development, advanced linux programming, algorithm & blockchain, and machine learning. The company offers free education until students find jobs. Holberton, Inc. was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California with additional campuses in Bogotá and Medellín, Colombia; and New Haven, Connecticut.

YAY Lunch!

Series A in 2021
Yay Lunch is a food delivery company that offers fresh and healthy lunches and snacks for schools. The company is driven by its mission is to make it easy to give kids healthy lunches they'll love, every day. They're determined to do this in the freshest and least wasteful way possible.

Campuswire

Series A in 2023
Campuswire is a real-time messaging app for college classes that streamlines class discussions, Q&A, and announcements. The company on a mission to optimize the world’s teaching and learning. They are assembling a world-class team of engineers, designers, pedagogists, and more to solve problems in teaching and learning.

Spokn

Seed Round in 2021
Spokn helps companies develop their talent and build a culture of continuous learning - all in audio. Our 'bite-sized' insights cover skills like communication, collaboration, productivity and leadership and come from the top experts in the world - from Harvard Business School and MIT to HubSpot, Mindful, the Financial Times and more. The best part? It's 100% in audio, so learning fits into the daily routine of employees.

GradeSlam

Series C in 2021
Improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness with the leading Educational Support System. Leading school districts make Paper part of their strategic plan. Whether you need to support a high ELL population, improve math/English proficiency, reduce teacher turnover, or address opportunity gaps in a diverse socio-economic community, Paper helps you reach your district goals. Educational Equity Like Never Before Paper is the first comprehensive Educational Support System (ESS) featuring live help and writing feedback for students paired with real-time feedback and intervention tools for teachers.

KickUp

Seed Round in 2016
Kickup, Inc. develops and operates a collaboration platform that helps school districts to design, coordinate, and assess their professional learning activities. Its platform also give educational leaders an actionable picture of their program's effectiveness. The company serves superintendents, directors of PD, and district leaders. Kickup, Inc. was formerly known as Pedagology, LLC and changed its name to Kickup, Inc. in February 2015. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Project Wayfinder

Series A in 2022
Project Wayfinder designed for all students to develop lives of meaning and purpose.

AdmitHub, Inc.

Seed Round in 2016
AdmitHub, Inc. provides expert admissions guidance on its Website and via SMS to help students communicate with college admissions offices directly. It offers guidance in various categories that include athletics, college search and selection, community college, counselors, financial aid, first gen college, grad school, international, Ivy league, learning accommodations, parents, standardized tests, and transfer. AdmitHub, Inc. is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Rhithm

Seed Round in 2021
Rhithm is a wellness check-in tool. The platform selects an ideal 1-2 minute activity video to regulate well-being based on user given data from a simple emoji assessment. This data is available on dashboards to reflect and connect with as desired at the campus, district/network and state levels.

ClassDojo, Inc.

Series B in 2016
ClassDojo, Inc. operates an online school communication platform that connects teachers, students, and families to build communities by sharing what’s being learned in the classroom home through photos, videos, and messages. The company was formerly known as Class Twist, Inc. and changed its name to ClassDojo, Inc. in December 2017. ClassDojo, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Volley Labs

Seed Round in 2016
Volley Labs, Inc. owns and develops an adaptive learning platform. The company designs and develops artificial intelligence software and application to help organizations automatically generate training content for employees. The company's software uses artificial intelligence to develop a knowledge engine to generate, synthesize, and recommend content for learning and knowledge management applications. The software also develops mobile learning games to detect employee knowledge gaps and generate solutions automatically. The company was formerly known as Pilot Labs, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Stellic

Series A in 2022
Stellic (previously known as Metis) was founded by Carnegie Mellon undergraduates after getting frustrated by the clunky, complicated tools they were given to plan their academic journey. Under the mentorship of university advisors who were equally frustrated with the existing degree planning process, the team pursued their goal of building a planner with intelligence and interation. The project received appreciation from the campus community and won Research Awards – convincing the team to build a company with a purpose to provide student-built tools to universities worldwide.

Polygence

Seed Round in 2021
Polygence Inc. offers an online academic program to give project-based learning. The company offers projects related to their interests, background, and aspirations and builds creativity, problem-solving skills, and design thinking to enable students to gain intellectual maturity and helps to develop their skills. The company was incorporated in 2019 and is based in Stanford, California.

Hopps

Seed Round in 2021
Hopps (www.hopps.io) is an LA-based startup that provides enterprises with one-click access for instant help with enterprise tools like Facebook Ads Manager, Hubspot and Figma. Through our platform’s AI-driven matching, vetted experts screen-share and upskill professionals in < 2 minutes by collaborating on problems in real-time.

GradeSlam

Series D in 2022
Improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness with the leading Educational Support System. Leading school districts make Paper part of their strategic plan. Whether you need to support a high ELL population, improve math/English proficiency, reduce teacher turnover, or address opportunity gaps in a diverse socio-economic community, Paper helps you reach your district goals. Educational Equity Like Never Before Paper is the first comprehensive Educational Support System (ESS) featuring live help and writing feedback for students paired with real-time feedback and intervention tools for teachers.

Schoolzilla

Series A in 2015
Schoolzilla provides a best-in-class dashboard system---Mosaic District Progress Monitoring---that makes it easy for K12 district and school leaders to be data-driven leaders. Mosaic is used to support districts working to reduce chronic absence, improve assessment results, reduce equity gaps, monitor behavior interventions, make sure students are on track to graduate college- and career-ready, and more. Mosaic is a configurable SaaS solution built on the Schoolzilla Data Warehouse that ingests and transforms data from more than 100 commonly used SIS, assessment, and operational software systems.

Zeal Learning

Seed Round in 2015
They designed Zeal for the busiest people on Earth - teachers! They’ve invested years into understanding the Common Core, Smarter Balanced and PARCC and created an assessment bank of 10,000 questions which align with the standards and end of year tests. Their adaptive assessment tests each Common Core skill and traces back through its pre-skills to give you as much information as possible about what each student understands every single day. They save you planning time by helping you focus on the places that your students need you most.

Riipen

Seed Round in 2019
Riipen is an experiential education platform for universities and colleges so that their students graduate with the employable skills and industry connections that will get them relevant employment upon graduation. We connect faculty and students, inside and out of the classroom, to companies that want a more effective and engaging way to create brand awareness and recruit on campuses across the globe.

Handshake

Series F in 2022
Today, the Handshake community includes 17 million students and young alumni at over 1,000 colleges and universities — including 120+ minority-serving institutions. They connect up-and-coming talent across all 50 states with nearly 500,000 employers recruiting on Handshake — from every Fortune 500 company to thousands of small businesses, nonprofits, startups, and more. Handshake is democratizing opportunity and ensuring college students have the support they need to find a great job and kick-off a meaningful career regardless of where they go to school, what they choose as a major, and who they know. Handshake’s network gives students access to more career opportunities and insights, provides employers with more comprehensive and efficient access to talent, and gives colleges more tools to drive student engagement and increase student employment Handshake has raised a total of $155 million dollars with $80 million most recently raised in Q4 of 2019. We've had the support from GGV, EQT Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Spark Capital, True Ventures, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. In addition, Handshake has received support from social impact investors, including the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Omidyar Network, Reach Capital, among others. Handshake was launched in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Denver and London, England.

Guardians Collective

Seed Round in 2020
Guardians Collective provides a community platform for parenting. Its platform harnesses the power of dialogue through mobile technology to eliminate early learning gaps and erase institutionalized boundaries, enabling parents and early educators to collaborate, connect and support each other.

Lingokids

Series A in 2018
Lingokids is the playlearningTM app for more than 10 million families around the world. The app teaches kids ages 2-8 important skills in English to help them discover their natural superpowers. Creativity. Collaboration. Critical thinking. Communication. These are some of the skills that children need to thrive. Parents can join the adventure of learning too. Lingokids has developed more than 600 games and activities kids and parents can play together. Their dream is to have a positive impact on 100 million families and we’re working hard to make it a reality.

Repl.it

Series B in 2021
Repl.it lets you start coding in your favorite programming language in 2 seconds; it lets you build and deploy apps right from your browser. The founders wanted to build something to solve their own problem -- back in school they were tired of setting up their development environment on every machine they wanted to code on, and they dreamed of a world where you could just open a tab in the browser and start working. They built Repl.it to give developers access to simple, powerful tools and a community of hackers, aspiring programmers and teachers. They make it possible to learn, practice and build, all in the same place.

Handshake

Series E in 2021
Today, the Handshake community includes 17 million students and young alumni at over 1,000 colleges and universities — including 120+ minority-serving institutions. They connect up-and-coming talent across all 50 states with nearly 500,000 employers recruiting on Handshake — from every Fortune 500 company to thousands of small businesses, nonprofits, startups, and more. Handshake is democratizing opportunity and ensuring college students have the support they need to find a great job and kick-off a meaningful career regardless of where they go to school, what they choose as a major, and who they know. Handshake’s network gives students access to more career opportunities and insights, provides employers with more comprehensive and efficient access to talent, and gives colleges more tools to drive student engagement and increase student employment Handshake has raised a total of $155 million dollars with $80 million most recently raised in Q4 of 2019. We've had the support from GGV, EQT Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Spark Capital, True Ventures, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. In addition, Handshake has received support from social impact investors, including the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Omidyar Network, Reach Capital, among others. Handshake was launched in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Denver and London, England.

Coderhouse

Series A in 2021
Coderhouse SRL provides provides virtual and online coding courses through a web based platform. The company offers digital design, web programming, digital marketing courses to students and professionals. It also provides live training services. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Palermo, Argentina.

Guardians Collective

Seed Round in 2021
Guardians Collective provides a community platform for parenting. Its platform harnesses the power of dialogue through mobile technology to eliminate early learning gaps and erase institutionalized boundaries, enabling parents and early educators to collaborate, connect and support each other.

SketchyMedical

Series A in 2020
SketchyMedical is a online education company that helps students master complex concepts through fun and informative video sketches that enhance visual memory

Tynker

Series A in 2016
Tynker is a creative computing platform where millions of kids have learned to program and built games, apps and more. Tynker's mission is to provide every child with solid foundations in Computer Science, programming, and critical thinking skills to prepare them to become better architects of their future world. Tynker offers self-paced online courses for children to learn coding at home, as well as an engaging programming curriculum for schools. Tynker’s intuitive visual programming language enables kids to build web and mobile apps, design RPG and platformer games, control robots, program drones, and even modify Minecraft worlds.

Outschool

Series D in 2021
Outschool connects motivated learners, parents, and teachers together to create great learning experiences. Their mission is to build the biggest and best global school by offering unique online classes from hundreds of independent teachers. Outschool teachers may be certified teachers, artists, scientists, or other adults with expertise or interest in teaching. It was founded in 2015 and is based in San Francisco, California.

BookNook

Seed Round in 2018
BookNook is combining technology and educational expertise to open the doors of literacy for students. They are a social enterprise with dual bottom line and a particular focus on supporting children in traditionally disenfranchised communities. Their founding team comes almost entirely from schools, nonprofits, social-good technology, and government. They believe that the best programs are designed by educators who have their roots in the classroom. Both their instructional strategy and their curriculum come from experienced educators who have seen first hand what works best for students. Their approach is grounded in multiple rigorous studies and they have assembled a team of nationally recognized experts who are both practitioners and researchers. They believe in scaling what works for students that technology is a great way to put proven instructional best practices in the hands of more and more people.

EveryDay Labs

Venture Round in 2020
EveryDay Labs, Inc. develops a toolkit that is designed to provide educators with insights, research, and strategies on how to partner with families so that every student has an equitable opportunity to learn. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Redwood City, California.

Nearpod Inc.

Series A in 2016
Nearpod Inc. provides a cloud-based platform to enhance the learning process in classrooms and distance learning. It offers Nearpod, a solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom that enables instructors to launch interactive multimedia presentations to engage their students and assess their work with the use of iPads. The company also operates a Nearpod certified educator’s community where it shows webinar, lessons, and training materials. It also offers curriculum services, such as Nearpod lesson library, digital citizenship and literacy, college and career exploration, English learners, social emotional learning, historical perspectives and literacy, and learning labs. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Aventura, Florida.

Spokn

Seed Round in 2021
Spokn helps companies develop their talent and build a culture of continuous learning - all in audio. Our 'bite-sized' insights cover skills like communication, collaboration, productivity and leadership and come from the top experts in the world - from Harvard Business School and MIT to HubSpot, Mindful, the Financial Times and more. The best part? It's 100% in audio, so learning fits into the daily routine of employees.

Class.com

Series B in 2021
Class provides Class for Zoom, which integrates the Class software on the Zoom Meetings platform to help teachers take attendance, hand out assignments, give a quiz or test, grade work, proctor exams, or talk one-on-one with a student.

WorkWhile

Series A in 2022
WorkWhile is a labor technology platform that helps workers find jobs that fit their skills, schedule, and location. The platform uses cognitive science, behavioral analysis, and peer feedback to help identify reliable hourly workers. WorkWhile was founded in 2017 by Amol Jain and Jarah Euston and is based in San Francisco, California.

Hapara, Inc.

Series A in 2012
Hapara, Inc., a K12 software company, creates and supports instructional management tools for educators and learners. The company offers Hapara for G Suite that provides teachers with the tools they to create digital learning experiences; Hapara for Microsoft, which offers access into learner work; and Hapara Analytics to receive data about district or school-G Suite adoption. It provides solutions for teachers, school leaders, tech directors, and district leaders. Hapara, Inc. was formerly known as Cloudbreak Solutions Ltd. and changed its name to Hapara, Inc. in June 2010. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Redwood City, California.

CollegeBacker

Venture Round in 2021
Backer is a social savings platform that enables users to set up a tax-free 529 account where family and friends can contribute. It is backed by leading edtech and fintech venture firms, Princeton University, Dartmouth University, USC’s Marshall School of Business, and founders of SoFi, Facebook, Quizlet, CircleUp, AltSchool, Patreon, and LendingHome. Backer was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Lovevery

Series C in 2021
Lovevery, Inc. manufactures play products for babies. It offers Play Gym, a toy consisting of a ball, batting ring, teether, teething rings, and cards designed to encourage learning at different stages in a child’s early development providing babies with what they want to see, touch, and do as their brains and bodies develop and sense of self starts to emerge. It also sells its products online. The company was formerly known as SmartFamily, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Boise, Idaho.

BetterLesson, Inc.

Series B in 2017
BetterLesson, Inc. develops and offers a professional development platform for teachers. Its platform connects teachers to their personal coaches for setting professional development challenges and objectives, creating individualized learning plans, and making teaching strategies. It provides a searchable database to users to find lesson plans, classroom materials, and instructional resources from teachers; browse various documents, presentations, lessons, units, and courses; and share curriculum and connect with fellow educators. BetterLesson, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

GradeSlam

Funding Round in 2020
Improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness with the leading Educational Support System. Leading school districts make Paper part of their strategic plan. Whether you need to support a high ELL population, improve math/English proficiency, reduce teacher turnover, or address opportunity gaps in a diverse socio-economic community, Paper helps you reach your district goals. Educational Equity Like Never Before Paper is the first comprehensive Educational Support System (ESS) featuring live help and writing feedback for students paired with real-time feedback and intervention tools for teachers.

Winnie

Series A in 2019
Winnie, Inc. operates an online childcare marketplace for parents to discover local daycares and preschools in the United States. It offers Winnie that is used by parents to learn about programs of daycares and preschools, including detailed descriptions, photos, tuition information, licensing status, availability data, and more. The company’s Winnie is used by childcare providers to fill their open spaces, build their wait lists, and get support and resources to run their business. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.

The Podcast App

Seed Round in 2018
The Podcast App is a minimalist podcast player enhanced with cutting-edge technology. They leverage machine learning to build customized podcast playlists for their users based on their interests and tastes.

Ellevation

Series B in 2018
Ellevation is an information technology company that features a web-based software platform specifically designed for ELL educators and English learners. Ellevation specializes in the fields of education, e-learning, and language learning. It was founded in 2008 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Lovevery

Series B in 2019
Lovevery, Inc. manufactures play products for babies. It offers Play Gym, a toy consisting of a ball, batting ring, teether, teething rings, and cards designed to encourage learning at different stages in a child’s early development providing babies with what they want to see, touch, and do as their brains and bodies develop and sense of self starts to emerge. It also sells its products online. The company was formerly known as SmartFamily, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Boise, Idaho.

eSpark

Series B in 2015
eSpark, Inc. designs and develops iPad based educational application for school students. It offers Frontier, an active, engaging, and motivational tool to get students to write; and eSpark, provides differentiated instructions for math and ELA on the iPad for elementary school students, as well as learning services. eSpark, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in Chicago, Illinois with an additional office in San Francisco, California.

BookNook

Seed Round in 2017
BookNook is combining technology and educational expertise to open the doors of literacy for students. They are a social enterprise with dual bottom line and a particular focus on supporting children in traditionally disenfranchised communities. Their founding team comes almost entirely from schools, nonprofits, social-good technology, and government. They believe that the best programs are designed by educators who have their roots in the classroom. Both their instructional strategy and their curriculum come from experienced educators who have seen first hand what works best for students. Their approach is grounded in multiple rigorous studies and they have assembled a team of nationally recognized experts who are both practitioners and researchers. They believe in scaling what works for students that technology is a great way to put proven instructional best practices in the hands of more and more people.

Abl Schools

Series A in 2017
Abl is building a new kind of school operations software that helps school leaders better manage their time and resources. Their mission is to transform education by helping schools create flexible, transparent, and collaborative learning environments.

Springboard

Series A in 2019
Springboard (formerly SlideRule) offers flexible online courses in cutting-edge career paths such as data science, design, analytics, marketing, and security. The new economy needs a new approach to education. Education is no longer a one-time investment at the beginning of one's career, it's a lifelong pursuit. We're building an educational experience that empowers our students to thrive in this new world order.

Epic! Creations Inc.

Series C in 2017
Epic! Creations Inc. provides an online children's subscription book service that offers books and chapter books for children ages 12 and under worldwide. It offers Epic, a digital reading platform with a collection of read-to-me books, audiobooks, educational videos, and fun educational quizzes. Its service is available on the Web, iOS devices, and Android devices. Epic! Creations Inc. was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Redwood City, California.

Outschool

Series B in 2020
Outschool connects motivated learners, parents, and teachers together to create great learning experiences. Their mission is to build the biggest and best global school by offering unique online classes from hundreds of independent teachers. Outschool teachers may be certified teachers, artists, scientists, or other adults with expertise or interest in teaching. It was founded in 2015 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Peoplegrove Inc.

Seed Round in 2016
Peoplegrove Inc. develops an application to place job seekers with employers through a voting process. It allows users to set up their profiles with the ability to connect with LinkedIn accounts. It enables them to show interest in openings and notifies the company to look at the user’s profile. Peoplegrove Inc. was formerly known as Emjoyment Inc. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Frank Financial Aid

Series A in 2017
Frank’s online platform streamlines and simplifies the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) application process. Its mission is to help students reach their greatest potential by getting the most value from their education. Frank aims to assist each student and help them get their maximum financial aid.

Lightneer

Seed Round in 2017
To be able to address a rapidly changing market we created a market first / market fast approach to game development. Our world-class team takes the best concepts to market in just a handful of weeks from dozens of original ideas. We look for strong marketability and high player engagement from the outset to help determine if games have hit potential.

TeachFX

Pre Seed Round in 2017
TeachFX, Inc. develops an application that gives teachers feedback on the dialogue that happens in classroom. The application uses machine learning to analyze and visualize for teachers what portions of their class are teacher talk vs. student talk. The company develops smartphone and web application that provides automated feedback and help students and teachers to identify problem areas and resolve the issues. TeachFX, Inc. was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

Lab4U, Inc.

Seed Round in 2015
Lab4U provides a platform that allows hands-on lab experiences through web and mobile devices for science education. It develops hands-on science lab that uses built-in mobile sensors to experiment and a crowd-learning web platform to prepare, analyze, and share lab results. The company aims to improve science education providing low-cost solutions where thousands of students and scientists will be able to have a lab in a mobile device. Lab4U was founded on 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Fourthrev Pty Ltd

Seed Round in 2021
FourthRev is working to bridge the digital skills gap by connecting leading companies and universities to enable the delivery of up-to-date, industry relevant programs, ranging from micro-credentials through to degree courses. We do this by co-creating content and curriculum with leading technology companies, such as AWS, Salesforce and Tableau, which is delivered to learners by our university partners, either as stand-alone courses or as part of existing offerings. FourthRev then connects learners to employers in our partners ecosystems.

Newsela, Inc.

Series D in 2021
Newsela, Inc. publishes online news articles daily to help students master the advanced literacy skills. It offers news on war and peace, science, kids, money, law, health, arts, and sports categories. Newsela, Inc. was formerly known as Whipsmart Learning LLC. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in New York, New York.

Kaymbu Inc.

Seed Round in 2017
Kaymbu Inc. develops a cloud-based documentation and media management solution for early education centers to keep teachers, families, and administrators connected with the children. The company offers an iPad-based application that enables teachers to capture classroom activities for internal documentation and secure communication with families. Its application also allows teachers and administrators to access the content via Web or mobile devices, as well as add contextual notes and map to any assessment framework or accreditation criteria. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

GradeSlam

Venture Round in 2020
Improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness with the leading Educational Support System. Leading school districts make Paper part of their strategic plan. Whether you need to support a high ELL population, improve math/English proficiency, reduce teacher turnover, or address opportunity gaps in a diverse socio-economic community, Paper helps you reach your district goals. Educational Equity Like Never Before Paper is the first comprehensive Educational Support System (ESS) featuring live help and writing feedback for students paired with real-time feedback and intervention tools for teachers.

Mrs Wordsmith Limited

Series A in 2018
Mrs Wordsmith is the world’s most innovative vocabulary programme. They combine data science and creativity to illustrate the 10,000 words that matter for academic success. Launched in 2016 in London, Mrs Wordsmith is one of the fastest-growing, VC backed startups in the UK. They help young people learn efficiently through engaging content from the Hollywood artists behind Madagascar. Their words are carefully selected and curated by Cambridge University data scientists to ensure that children learn the words they will come across at school and in the books they read. Loved by teachers, parents and students.

Bitwise Industries Inc.

Series A in 2019
Bitwise Industries Inc. operates as a technology ecosystem company. It operates an academy that teaches people to code and focuses on building on-ramps for those left out of the technology industry. The company also builds tech venues and lease spaces for technologists, technology companies, and others. In addition, it operates a custom software development shop that pairs senior talent with entry-level programmers to build and deliver software solutions. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Fresno, California.

Newsela, Inc.

Series B in 2015
Newsela, Inc. publishes online news articles daily to help students master the advanced literacy skills. It offers news on war and peace, science, kids, money, law, health, arts, and sports categories. Newsela, Inc. was formerly known as Whipsmart Learning LLC. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in New York, New York.

FreshGrade Inc.

Series A in 2016
FreshGrade Inc. develops an online education platform for teachers, parents, and students. Its platform enables teachers to capture, communicate, and assess learning moments through videos, pictures, audio, and notes; and provides parents a window into the classroom to know the progress of their child. The company’s platform also enables the evolution of education with the learning collaboration system, and supports personalized learning and parents’ engagement. FreshGrade Inc. was founded in 2011 and is based in Kelowna, Canada.

Class.com

Series A in 2021
Class provides Class for Zoom, which integrates the Class software on the Zoom Meetings platform to help teachers take attendance, hand out assignments, give a quiz or test, grade work, proctor exams, or talk one-on-one with a student.

Play Piper

Seed Round in 2016
Piper is a Minecraft toolbox for budding engineers that leverages kids' love of Minecraft to show them that building real gadgets is effortless and fun. At a time when technology pervades every part of our life, kids learn to passively USE technology, but not to CREATE with it. We believe that giving kids an opportunity to become creators rather than consumers, and to do it through a game their already understand and love is a powerful way to replace screen-time with build-time. Letting kids invent, tinker, and build in the physical world while they are young is the most powerful way to empower them to create the future.

FutureFuel.io

Seed Round in 2018
Crush your debt. Fuel your Future. Founded by ex-Googler, FutureFuel empowers employers to turn on benefits designed to crush student debt.

GradeSlam

Venture Round in 2019
Improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness with the leading Educational Support System. Leading school districts make Paper part of their strategic plan. Whether you need to support a high ELL population, improve math/English proficiency, reduce teacher turnover, or address opportunity gaps in a diverse socio-economic community, Paper helps you reach your district goals. Educational Equity Like Never Before Paper is the first comprehensive Educational Support System (ESS) featuring live help and writing feedback for students paired with real-time feedback and intervention tools for teachers.

AdmitHub, Inc.

Seed Round in 2017
AdmitHub, Inc. provides expert admissions guidance on its Website and via SMS to help students communicate with college admissions offices directly. It offers guidance in various categories that include athletics, college search and selection, community college, counselors, financial aid, first gen college, grad school, international, Ivy league, learning accommodations, parents, standardized tests, and transfer. AdmitHub, Inc. is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Aura health

Seed Round in 2018
Aura health develops a mindfulness meditation iOS and Android application for stress and anxiety. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Play Piper

Series A in 2017
Piper is a Minecraft toolbox for budding engineers that leverages kids' love of Minecraft to show them that building real gadgets is effortless and fun. At a time when technology pervades every part of our life, kids learn to passively USE technology, but not to CREATE with it. We believe that giving kids an opportunity to become creators rather than consumers, and to do it through a game their already understand and love is a powerful way to replace screen-time with build-time. Letting kids invent, tinker, and build in the physical world while they are young is the most powerful way to empower them to create the future.

Handshake

Series C in 2018
Today, the Handshake community includes 17 million students and young alumni at over 1,000 colleges and universities — including 120+ minority-serving institutions. They connect up-and-coming talent across all 50 states with nearly 500,000 employers recruiting on Handshake — from every Fortune 500 company to thousands of small businesses, nonprofits, startups, and more. Handshake is democratizing opportunity and ensuring college students have the support they need to find a great job and kick-off a meaningful career regardless of where they go to school, what they choose as a major, and who they know. Handshake’s network gives students access to more career opportunities and insights, provides employers with more comprehensive and efficient access to talent, and gives colleges more tools to drive student engagement and increase student employment Handshake has raised a total of $155 million dollars with $80 million most recently raised in Q4 of 2019. We've had the support from GGV, EQT Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Spark Capital, True Ventures, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. In addition, Handshake has received support from social impact investors, including the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Omidyar Network, Reach Capital, among others. Handshake was launched in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Denver and London, England.

Mrs Wordsmith Limited

Seed Round in 2017
Mrs Wordsmith is the world’s most innovative vocabulary programme. They combine data science and creativity to illustrate the 10,000 words that matter for academic success. Launched in 2016 in London, Mrs Wordsmith is one of the fastest-growing, VC backed startups in the UK. They help young people learn efficiently through engaging content from the Hollywood artists behind Madagascar. Their words are carefully selected and curated by Cambridge University data scientists to ensure that children learn the words they will come across at school and in the books they read. Loved by teachers, parents and students.

Abl Schools

Seed Round in 2016
Abl is building a new kind of school operations software that helps school leaders better manage their time and resources. Their mission is to transform education by helping schools create flexible, transparent, and collaborative learning environments.

BetterLesson, Inc.

Series A in 2016
BetterLesson, Inc. develops and offers a professional development platform for teachers. Its platform connects teachers to their personal coaches for setting professional development challenges and objectives, creating individualized learning plans, and making teaching strategies. It provides a searchable database to users to find lesson plans, classroom materials, and instructional resources from teachers; browse various documents, presentations, lessons, units, and courses; and share curriculum and connect with fellow educators. BetterLesson, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Stellic

Seed Round in 2019
Stellic (previously known as Metis) was founded by Carnegie Mellon undergraduates after getting frustrated by the clunky, complicated tools they were given to plan their academic journey. Under the mentorship of university advisors who were equally frustrated with the existing degree planning process, the team pursued their goal of building a planner with intelligence and interation. The project received appreciation from the campus community and won Research Awards – convincing the team to build a company with a purpose to provide student-built tools to universities worldwide.

Winnie

Seed Round in 2018
Winnie, Inc. operates an online childcare marketplace for parents to discover local daycares and preschools in the United States. It offers Winnie that is used by parents to learn about programs of daycares and preschools, including detailed descriptions, photos, tuition information, licensing status, availability data, and more. The company’s Winnie is used by childcare providers to fill their open spaces, build their wait lists, and get support and resources to run their business. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Holberton School

Seed Round in 2017
Holberton, Inc. provides project-based learning and peer learning to software engineers. It offers courses, such as foundation of software engineering, augmented reality and virtual reality, full-stack web development, advanced linux programming, algorithm & blockchain, and machine learning. The company offers free education until students find jobs. Holberton, Inc. was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California with additional campuses in Bogotá and Medellín, Colombia; and New Haven, Connecticut.

SchoolMint

Series A in 2016
SchoolMint provides a cloud-based student enrollment and school choice platform to PreK-12 school systems worldwide. Since its founding in 2013, more than 6,000 schools have chosen SchoolMint to streamline all aspects of student enrollment - student registration management, application, lottery, and school choice management, and digital forms and document uploads. Available online and on mobile devices, SchoolMint integrates with leading student information systems (SIS) and transforms the end-to-end enrollment experience for school staff and parents. Visit http://www.SchoolMint.com to learn more.

WriteLab

Seed Round in 2015
WriteLab is an online writing platform offering immediate, objective, and constructive responses to any writer's prose. WriteLab utilizes probability and statistics to identify patterns in each writer's choices. Writers can accept or reject suggestions, and WriteLab learns continuously from these choices, customizing its algorithms to suit users' preferences. Users receive customized feedback, generating powerful analytics. The platform designed for high school and higher education students that provide specific feedback and editing suggestions to uploaded essays Student users can share drafts with instructors on WriteLab, and instructors can read and respond to students'​ writing and leave comments of their own. It addresses these issues by offering immediate editorial assistance at any time.

Peoplegrove Inc.

Series A in 2019
Peoplegrove Inc. develops an application to place job seekers with employers through a voting process. It allows users to set up their profiles with the ability to connect with LinkedIn accounts. It enables them to show interest in openings and notifies the company to look at the user’s profile. Peoplegrove Inc. was formerly known as Emjoyment Inc. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Tinkergarten

Seed Round in 2016
Tinkergarten, Inc. offers outdoor play-based learning classes and activities for kids aged between 18 months to 8 years. The company provides activities for parents to help them to provide their kids with authentic, trusted, early childhood education; enables people to become a leader, and market and manage on-ground classes; and allows parents to find those classes for their kids in their local community. It matches families with leaders in their local community who offer activity-based kids’ classes that help them in developing the skills. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Gradescope, Inc.

Seed Round in 2016
Gradescope, Inc. develops a grading platform for schools and departments. The company's software enables instructors to grade paper-based assignments and exams online, and also provides feedback for students. It also helps instructors to see detailed assignment and question analytics. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Berkeley, California. As of October 3, 2018, Gradescope, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Turnitin, LLC.

Hone Group Inc.

Seed Round in 2020
Hone Group Inc. develops and operates a platform for live online leadership and management training. It offers a development platform that enables companies to develop their people. The company also provides manager, diversity and inclusion, communication, conflict management, team building, and people skills training services. In addition, its platform finds, books, manages, and measures live online training programs; and provides customized support services for organization and individuals. Hone Group Inc. was incorporated in 2017 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Mystery Science

Seed Round in 2017
We started Mystery.org to create better explanations for every question children have about the world. We began with the 150 most common science questions that children ask teachers. We call this collection Mystery Science. This year, 1 out of every 5 children in the U.S. has used Mystery Science, spread across 50% of elementary schools. We’re now moving on to all the other questions children have that they’ll never learn in school. In the last 18 months we received over 500,000 questions from children eager for better explanations of the world. Now we’re creating video explanations for every question. You can think of this like a visual Wikipedia for kids. Our goal is to create a generation of better thinkers. We think this is the most important problem to solve in the world today.

Outschool

Series A in 2019
Outschool connects motivated learners, parents, and teachers together to create great learning experiences. Their mission is to build the biggest and best global school by offering unique online classes from hundreds of independent teachers. Outschool teachers may be certified teachers, artists, scientists, or other adults with expertise or interest in teaching. It was founded in 2015 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Gradescope, Inc.

Venture Round in 2018
Gradescope, Inc. develops a grading platform for schools and departments. The company's software enables instructors to grade paper-based assignments and exams online, and also provides feedback for students. It also helps instructors to see detailed assignment and question analytics. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Berkeley, California. As of October 3, 2018, Gradescope, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Turnitin, LLC.

Hone Group Inc.

Seed Round in 2019
Hone Group Inc. develops and operates a platform for live online leadership and management training. It offers a development platform that enables companies to develop their people. The company also provides manager, diversity and inclusion, communication, conflict management, team building, and people skills training services. In addition, its platform finds, books, manages, and measures live online training programs; and provides customized support services for organization and individuals. Hone Group Inc. was incorporated in 2017 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Peoplegrove Inc.

Seed Round in 2017
Peoplegrove Inc. develops an application to place job seekers with employers through a voting process. It allows users to set up their profiles with the ability to connect with LinkedIn accounts. It enables them to show interest in openings and notifies the company to look at the user’s profile. Peoplegrove Inc. was formerly known as Emjoyment Inc. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Springboard

Series B in 2020
Springboard (formerly SlideRule) offers flexible online courses in cutting-edge career paths such as data science, design, analytics, marketing, and security. The new economy needs a new approach to education. Education is no longer a one-time investment at the beginning of one's career, it's a lifelong pursuit. We're building an educational experience that empowers our students to thrive in this new world order.

Nearpod Inc.

Series B in 2017
Nearpod Inc. provides a cloud-based platform to enhance the learning process in classrooms and distance learning. It offers Nearpod, a solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom that enables instructors to launch interactive multimedia presentations to engage their students and assess their work with the use of iPads. The company also operates a Nearpod certified educator’s community where it shows webinar, lessons, and training materials. It also offers curriculum services, such as Nearpod lesson library, digital citizenship and literacy, college and career exploration, English learners, social emotional learning, historical perspectives and literacy, and learning labs. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Aventura, Florida.

FutureFuel.io

Series A in 2019
Crush your debt. Fuel your Future. Founded by ex-Googler, FutureFuel empowers employers to turn on benefits designed to crush student debt.

Nepris Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
Nepris Inc. operates a Web-based platform that connects teachers and industry professionals for making curriculum topics that are relevant to students. Its platform automatically matches the skills of an industry professional with that of a teacher’s request based on a curriculum topic or an activity; and enables an industry professional to virtually connect with a classroom for an interactive discussion with the students or to help evaluate projects in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Austin, Texas.

EdSurge, Inc.

Series A in 2015
EdSurge, Inc. owns and operates a community which provides news and information on innovation in education technology. Its product browser enables the members to filter information by subject, audience, product characteristics, standards alignment, and technology platform. The company caters to educators, entrepreneurs, and investors. It also publishes a weekly newsletter and reports. EdSurge, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is based in Burlingame, California.

Repl.it

Seed Round in 2016
Repl.it lets you start coding in your favorite programming language in 2 seconds; it lets you build and deploy apps right from your browser. The founders wanted to build something to solve their own problem -- back in school they were tired of setting up their development environment on every machine they wanted to code on, and they dreamed of a world where you could just open a tab in the browser and start working. They built Repl.it to give developers access to simple, powerful tools and a community of hackers, aspiring programmers and teachers. They make it possible to learn, practice and build, all in the same place.

Tinkergarten

Series A in 2017
Tinkergarten, Inc. offers outdoor play-based learning classes and activities for kids aged between 18 months to 8 years. The company provides activities for parents to help them to provide their kids with authentic, trusted, early childhood education; enables people to become a leader, and market and manage on-ground classes; and allows parents to find those classes for their kids in their local community. It matches families with leaders in their local community who offer activity-based kids’ classes that help them in developing the skills. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Northampton, Massachusetts.