LearnLaunch

LearnLaunch Accelerator program is designed to help early stage edtech entrepreneurs successfully grow startups. Founders participate in a three month residential program in Boston, Massachusetts, where founder are immersed in a community of like-minded professionals committed to helping to grow businesses. The goal of LearnLaunch Accelerator is to advance the product and market development process so that entrepreneurs will be able to secure the resources needed to grow. LearnLaunch Accelerator provides seed funding ($200k of value – up to $120K in funding depending on program) for companies selected to its cohort. Participating companies meet weekly with mentors who push to identify and take the most leveraged next steps to grow products and companies. During the program, companies regularly interact with leading edtech experts. LearnLaunch Accelerator has also developed an edtech-focused curriculum that provides tremendous insight into how to navigate the education industry.

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ChalkTalk Solutions, Inc.

Seed Round in 2016
ChalkTalk Solutions, Inc. develops and operates a platform for administering adaptive teacher-led courses for high school English language arts and math classes. Its platform uses results of a placement test to generate standards-aligned whole group instruction materials and adaptive student practice for every class in schedule. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts with an additional office in Brooklyn, New York.

SchoolHack Solutions, Inc.

Venture Round in 2018
Quickly and confidently put your learner-centered vision into practice with a flexible learning platform designed to grow with you. LiFT® delivers collaborative projects and portfolio assessment to elevate the learning and ensure all learning counts. A powerful day-to-day learning platform, LiFT is also effective for professional development. Teams can use LiFT as a space to design new projects, calibrate assessments, and build a shared understanding of learner-centered practice.

Teachers Connect

Seed Round in 2015
Teachers Connect nurture new teachers into the profession the right way so that they can continue to be the reason why students learn. With dependable support from experienced mentors, their teachers transform what it means to stay connected with their peers and their profession.

Bab'l Books

Seed Round in 2015
Bab'l Books publishes and translates bilingual books for children in the United States and internationally. It translates children’s stories into languages that are less common. The company is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Thimble.io Inc.

Pre Seed Round in 2015
Thimble.io Inc. develops DIY electronics kits that allow users to learn to code, build, and hack with kits. It enables users to subscribe to a monthly maker box; learn to code and assemble the kit using Thimble Learning application; and customize the device as they improve their skills. The company sells its subscription packages online. Thimble.io Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Buffalo, New York.

CampuScene

Seed Round in 2014
Campuscene is a better way for college applicants to find the right fit in higher education. Rather than using outdated facts & figures, Campuscene aggregates engaging digital content like virtual tours, videos, maps, mobile apps, and social media posts for every school in the U.S. For colleges, they offer the simplest way to create and distribute digital content to their target applicant pool and access powerful analytics that saves them huge amounts of time and money on digital recruiting.

Boldly App

Pre Seed Round in 2015
Boldly App is a platform that empowers you to take charge of your own career. They believe in the power of feeling engaged in what you do, and that having purpose and satisfaction at work can positively influence your whole life.

QuadWrangle, Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
QuadWrangle, Inc. provides a mobile application for alumni engagement. The company’s application understands database, social media, and other content that a schools publishes; and delivers content and alumni insights, including what are they reading, sharing, and funding, as well as their career and school interests. Its application also delivers a personal feed for each of the alumni; and facilitates alumni networking at events and everywhere in between. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. As of November 20, 2019, QuadWrangle, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC.

Capti Voice

Seed Round in 2019
Capti Voice is an accessible reading platform and all-in-one literacy solution that helps struggling readers increase comprehension and reading skills. Its tool operates through an online platform and uses machine learning, artificial intelligence, and natural language processing to offer adaptive vocabulary games, contextual translation, and language detection that enable users to read in an interactive way that is accessible for everyone. Capti Voice was established in 2006 and is headquartered in Stony Brook, New York.

Schola, Inc.

Seed Round in 2020
Schola, Inc. provides an online service for connecting parents to schools. It offers Schola that enables parents to discover, connect, and enroll to PK-12 schools. Its service enables to search for private schools, public district schools, public charters, virtual/online schools. Schola, Inc. was formerly known as SmartToro Consulting, LLC. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Mindsets Learning

Seed Round in 2015
Mindsets Learning is an inquiry & project-based learning platform.

Entri

Seed Round in 2019
Entri is a vernacular language learning platform for teachers and students. Up to 750k students and 2300 teachers have used Entri to improve their learning and teaching so far.

Language Zen

Pre Seed Round in 2014
Language Zen is the first language learning program that adapts to every user. They dynamically select content based on each costumer's personal interests and proficiencies. Language Zen allows the user to learn from real music that overlaps with your vocabulary and introduces the user to new words by how often they're actually used in the real world. As of now, the main course they offer is Spanish for English speakers.

FOREFRONT INC

Pre Seed Round in 2019
FOREFRONT INC helps employers attract qualified talent from underrepresented communities for in-demand roles. The company offers career readiness assistant solutions for Black and Latinx college students to connect with top employers. It offers workshops, consulting, and public speaking services. The company serves Fortune 1000 firms and emerging tech companies. FOREFRONT INC was founded in 2015 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

CareAcademy

Convertible Note in 2017
CareAcademy.co, Inc. operates an online training platform for senior home care agencies and caregiver agency teams. The company offers evidence-based online classes for in-home caregivers. It provides online training programs for caregiver agencies, and professional and caregiver certifications. CareAcademy.co, Inc. was formerly known as Sittercycle.com, Inc. and changed its name to CareAcademy.co, Inc. in 2014. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

uConnect, Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
uConnect, Inc. develops career education and planning platform for the higher education market. The company provides add-on modules, such as Student Club pages to showcase professional development, specialized career content, and perspectives; and Parent Portal that gives parents with insights and access to career news and opportunities on campus. In addition, it offers Faculty Modules that enable faculty to share academic insights with students. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Zulama

Venture Round in 2016
Zulama, LLC provides online education courses through its Internet-based learning management system. The company provides its subscribers with access to online academic courses, Web-based resources, applications, services, and knowledge content. It offers courses in various subjects that help teachers and schools. Zulama, LLC was founded in 2009 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As of February 5, 2018, Zulama, LLC operates as a subsidiary of EMC Publishing, LLC.

Choosito

Venture Round in 2017
Choosito! search and learn optimizes learning with personalized search. We analyze human language to identify quality resources that match the student's comprehension ability for any subject. Choosito! is transforming the web into a revolutionary learning tool.see less

Riipen

Pre Seed Round in 2016
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.

Beetools

Seed Round in 2019
Beetools is an application where users register, buy classes, choose schedules, and even cancel a scheduled class. Beetools is an English language school network that use teachers, virtual reality, AI, and Big Data to optimize student learning. It lets users buy and schedule lessons straight from the app through mobile with hourly options and no registration fee. At the end of classes, the teacher receives a student performance report which corrects the student's individual needs. The company was founded on 2017.

Schola, Inc.

Venture Round in 2019
Schola, Inc. provides an online service for connecting parents to schools. It offers Schola that enables parents to discover, connect, and enroll to PK-12 schools. Its service enables to search for private schools, public district schools, public charters, virtual/online schools. Schola, Inc. was formerly known as SmartToro Consulting, LLC. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Learning Games Studios

Seed Round in 2015
Learning Games Studios, Inc. develops educational games across the teaching and learning spectrum. It offers Xenos, a social and language learning game application that combines a virtual world, games, activities, and community for school children, professionals and wage workers, or casual learners; and Econauts, a strategy game that teaches sustainability and environmental science to middle school classrooms and individual kids. The company is based in Alexandria, Virginia.

Capti Voice

Venture Round in 2019
Capti Voice is an accessible reading platform and all-in-one literacy solution that helps struggling readers increase comprehension and reading skills. Its tool operates through an online platform and uses machine learning, artificial intelligence, and natural language processing to offer adaptive vocabulary games, contextual translation, and language detection that enable users to read in an interactive way that is accessible for everyone. Capti Voice was established in 2006 and is headquartered in Stony Brook, New York.

Sutori

Venture Round in 2014
Sutori is a digital learning tool that enables anyone to create and share stories collaboratively.

Majorwise

Venture Round in 2018
Majorwise’s mission is to revolutionize how students find jobs out of high school. Majorwise was started by Peter Silverman and Max Robbins in December of 2015. Peter and Max were college roommates at the University of Vermont, and both were having trouble finding local jobs for the summer related to their major. Peter ended up getting a digital marketing internship in Boston, and Max was a waiter in Cape Cod. Neither of us could believe there were no local jobs we could find. So, we started investigating where all these jobs are. It turned out, most of the companies in Vermont are small, as in less than 10 employees. These businesses don’t normally hire students for internships because internships are often too big of commitments. They do need help executing marketing strategies, making graphics, and communicating with customers, but they can’t afford that for 30 hours a week. Figuring this out, Peter and Max created a simple job board called BeaconVT to help Vermont students find local jobs, internships, projects, and gigs.

CognaLearn Pte. Ltd.

Venture Round in 2020
CognaLearn was founded to transform education by helping professors and trainers replace lectures with technology-enabled team-based learning (“TBL”). CognaLearn intends to improve learning outcomes for one million learners by 2025. CognaLearn has an exclusive worldwide patent license for learning methodologies and technologies invented at Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School (“Duke-NUS”). Its cognitive science-based techniques have reduced learning time by 50%, increased outcomes by 40% with a 99% learner recommendation rate.

WriteSteps LLC

Venture Round in 2017
WriteSteps assists K-5 teachers with the most current techniques and strategies to teach the writing & grammar standards in your state. Helping Students Succeed with Teacher-Friendly Standards-Based Writing & Grammar Lessons. WriteSteps adds master teachers who redesign its lessons to address the Common Core Standards in writing and grammar, using the same successful approach that has become a WriteSteps hallmark.

Skaffl

Seed Round in 2014
Skaffl is a comprehensive workflow solution for teachers. The cloud-based software and iPad app saves teachers time by simplifying planning, teaching, and assessing on tablets. Our vision is to create a tool that can help teachers become more effective.

WealthyLife

Venture Round in 2017
WealthyLife is pre-packaged, adaptive financial literacy courseware that personalizes learning experiences through tailored online games that teach people how to make better decisions. For companies in need of marketing it is a user-friendly gamification platform that provides data analytics, sales leads and tailored advertisements.

Beagle Learning

Pre Seed Round in 2019
Beagle Learning LLC operates an online platform that helps instructors to train and measure critical thinking skills. Its platform automatically summarizes and analyzes students’ questions to enable users to spend less time on discussion boards and more time on what their students care about. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Unruly Splats

Seed Round in 2019
Unruly Splats manufactures Stompable, super-durable, programmable floor tiles with built-in lights & sounds.

Unruly Studios

Seed Round in 2019
Unruly Studios creates interactive games that empower children with critical STEM skills while stimulating creative problem solving through physical activity and social engagement. Its pioneering product, Unruly Tiles, teaches kids between the age group of 6-12 years to code and develop creative problem-solving skills while balancing screen-time and play-time. Unruly Tiles is a set of programmable electronic floor tiles that kids can run around and jump on to play games created by them. Unruly Studios was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Mindprint Learning

Pre Seed Round in 2019
Developer of an online learning platform designed to measure students' non-academic strengths and needs with our quick online screener. The company's platform provides educational tools, proprietary algorithm flags academic struggles and identifies whatever suits best for the child and helps them with the cognitive strengths, enabling students to learn and develop them in a way they can develop their educational skills.

CareAcademy

Seed Round in 2017
CareAcademy.co, Inc. operates an online training platform for senior home care agencies and caregiver agency teams. The company offers evidence-based online classes for in-home caregivers. It provides online training programs for caregiver agencies, and professional and caregiver certifications. CareAcademy.co, Inc. was formerly known as Sittercycle.com, Inc. and changed its name to CareAcademy.co, Inc. in 2014. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Cue Career

Pre Seed Round in 2019
Career navigation platform linking students to the trade and professional associations for workforce development. Students gain industry-specific knowledge, become career ready, through internships, apprenticeships, mentorships, badges, and micro-credentials; which completes the last mile from education to employment.

CourseStorm, Inc.

Seed Round in 2019
CourseStorm, Inc. develops an online class registration software for local programs. It offers CourseStorm, a class registration management solution for community education, kids camps and activities, health, art centers, music, computers, bus trips, yoga, and parks and recreation programs. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Orono, Maine.

Speak Agent, Inc.

Seed Round in 2015
Speak Agent, Inc. is an education company dedicated to closing the academic achievement gap for special populations like ELLs (English Language Learners). The company was born out of the CEO’s frustration as a former teacher with the lack of tools to teach academic English. Its solution is an online platform for teaching vocabulary in all subjects. It has received awards from the Dept. of Education, DARPA, NSF, TEDCO, and NewSchools Venture Fund.

Book&Table, Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
Book&Table, Inc. provides an online platform that connects learners with qualified educators. Its platform allows educators to create and sell one-one courses on various subjects, including mathematics, English, test preparation, and sciences for academic, recreational, and professional needs. The company is based in Brooklyn, New York.

Cram Fighter Inc.

Venture Round in 2016
Cram Fighter develops the web and mobile applications that help students create personalized study plans for standardized exams. Currently they support the USMLE, COMLEX, NCLEX, and the MCAT.

Orbit-Ed

Venture Round in 2019
Orbit is the door to the new world of learning. It aims to revolutionize the learning process through its unique approach and in-depth explanation of each concept taught in books. Orbit, presents 3D visualizations of the concepts, taught to students, in real world.

Immersed Games

Venture Round in 2020
Immersed Games is harnessing the addictive power of video games for learning. We are creating a video game as a platform for deep, empowering learning experiences. Think World of Warcraft, for learning - a virtual world crafted for relevant learning over a variety of subjects and enrichment that creates an ecosystem for students to engage with long-term. We just released a smaller stand-alone game that will test a portion of our sandbox-like educational gameplay and acquire data before completing the full game release, continuing then to iteratively expand content.

Entri

Seed Round in 2017
Entri is a vernacular language learning platform for teachers and students. Up to 750k students and 2300 teachers have used Entri to improve their learning and teaching so far.

Skillist Co.

Venture Round in 2019
Skillist is a job application platform that makes it easier for employers and jobseekers to connect by putting skills at the center of the process. The company's skills-based, identity-blind application process enables candidates to apply by sharing what they can do. It helps millions of talented people without four-year degrees obtain career-advancing opportunities at great companies who value their skills. Skillist was founded on 2016 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Cashtivity Pty Ltd

Seed Round in 2020
Cashtivity Pty Ltd operates online learning platform that enables students to learn financial math, economics, and business studies through real world entrepreneurship challenges. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

Beagle Learning

Pre Seed Round in 2020
Beagle Learning LLC operates an online platform that helps instructors to train and measure critical thinking skills. Its platform automatically summarizes and analyzes students’ questions to enable users to spend less time on discussion boards and more time on what their students care about. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

HSTRY

Seed Round in 2014
HSTRY enables teachers and students to construct and explore interactive timelines for the digital classroom.

Riff Learning Inc

Seed Round in 2020
Riff Learning Inc develops artificial intelligence (AI) based tools that provide insight into individual behavior and team dynamics. The company offers AI-powered video and chat applications that measure how people interact when they are collaborating online. Its Riff Platform provides real-time and post-meeting feedback that helps people gain awareness of their communication patterns and how their interactions affect others. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Newton, Massachusetts.

Proprep

Venture Round in 2019
Proprep offers video tutorials and study guides customized for STEM course. The company offers downloadable workbooks and practice problems regarding the course syllabus. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Indigo Education Company

Venture Round in 2019
The Indigo Project works with students, educators, parents, and communities to catalyze student-centered learning. Our core product is a data intensive, non-academic assessment integrated with a proprietary cloud technology platform.

CareAcademy

Convertible Note in 2016
CareAcademy.co, Inc. operates an online training platform for senior home care agencies and caregiver agency teams. The company offers evidence-based online classes for in-home caregivers. It provides online training programs for caregiver agencies, and professional and caregiver certifications. CareAcademy.co, Inc. was formerly known as Sittercycle.com, Inc. and changed its name to CareAcademy.co, Inc. in 2014. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Educanon

Seed Round in 2013
Developed by Ben while teaching (Teach For America), eduCanon improves student outcomes by harnessing the potential of technology. They have been honored as a member of the inaugural class of LearnLaunchX. They won the McGraw-Hill Open Education Resource Prize as a finalist at 2014 Milken-Penn GSE Education Competition and then won the 1776 Global Challenge Cup Competition as the best education company globally. Technology should empower teachers to maximize instructional, collaborative, and preparation time. Each student has unique learning backgrounds - they give teachers a tool to customize existing online content to the needs of their students and deliver it through a medium that is designed for learning.

Just Learn

Venture Round in 2019
Just Learn is a developer of compact ecosystems with add-on modules as a way to fuse nature and technology into engaging hands-on STEM experiences for K-12 students along with an indoor garden powered by an aquatic ecosystem of fish, bacteria, and plants which helps create in-class experiences that bring life to STEM that enable students to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills and help innovate solutions to global issues. Just Learn was founded in 2017 and is based in Tampa, Florida.

Jobspeaker

Venture Round in 2020
Jobspeaker provides an online collaboration platform where Students, Career Services and Employers come together delivering better outcomes for all - better jobs for students, better management and metrics for career services and better employees for employers.

Menlo Learn

Seed Round in 2015
Menlo Learn, Inc. operates an online platform that provides one-on-one tutoring services for the SAT, the ACT, SAT subject tests, academic subjects, and college admissions. The company is based in New York, New York.

Cognii, Inc.

Seed Round in 2013
At Cognii, we're developing leading edge assessment technology to evaluate essay-type answers for online learning platforms. Our exclusive natural language processing technology can also give customized feedback, not just a score, to engage students in an active learning process and improving their knowledge retention. We're offering Cognii's solution through an API for all online learning platforms, including LMS (Learning Management System), MOOCs (Massive Online Open Course), and more.

Schola, Inc.

Venture Round in 2020
Schola, Inc. provides an online service for connecting parents to schools. It offers Schola that enables parents to discover, connect, and enroll to PK-12 schools. Its service enables to search for private schools, public district schools, public charters, virtual/online schools. Schola, Inc. was formerly known as SmartToro Consulting, LLC. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Countdown

Seed Round in 2013
Create online Common Core curriculum maps that can be updated in real-time and allow for resources to be shared across your district.
PIP Learning Technologies LLC develops Trust Platform, an online platform for schools that helps protect student privacy online. It offers platform helps districts manage access to sensitive data, as well as connect educators to online applications. Its platform helps schools to protect student privacy, and provide parents to access their child's online activities for school. PIP Learning Technologies LLC was founded in 2013 and is based in Lexington, Massachusetts. As of January 24, 2017, PIP Learning Technologies LLC operates as a subsidiary of Authentica Solutions, LLC.

Hihilulu

Venture Round in 2018
Hihilulu SARL through its application provides animations, Chinese vocabulary, learn and practice a language, and interactive game content. The company’s products, include Emmy and GooRoo, Mouk, Neo Bear, ZhixiangChinese, Xiao Bei kids Story, and Beva Children’s Songs. Hihilulu SARL was founded in 2016 and is based in Paris, France.

Education Modified LLC

Seed Round in 2015
Education Modified LLC provides EdMod App, a tool for everyone who influences the education of a student with diverse needs. Its tool features include easy-to-implement strategies, built-in professional development, and Learning Biography, as well as curriculum, program, or standards enhancement. The company also provides ADHD professional development, co-teaching professional development, and Dyslexia professional development. Education Modified LLC was founded in 2011 and is based in New York, New York.

Quill

Pre Seed Round in 2015
Quill (Empirical) is a nonprofit developer of free, interactive learning tools. Their mission is to make students active players in their education by presenting students with problems to solve and allowing them to construct solutions. In this environment students take charge of their own education. They support students, teachers, and parents. Teachers can sign up their classes and monitor their students' progress. They are currently working on parental accounts so that parents can receive report cards on their students' progress. They currently support middle school students studying English. They cover all of the grammatical concepts from the Common Core State Standards for grades 1-8. They intend to expand our coverage to high school students, college students, ESL students, SAT / ACT students, and foreign language students.

CueThink Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
CueThink Inc. offers a peer-to-peer platform that enables math problem solving for students in 4-12 grades. Its platform enables students to develop systematic problem-solving skills, improve math language, develop meta-cognitive skills, and build repository of visual assessments; teachers to obtain growth measures for students, meet math common core standards, engage expert and novice learners, and access database of best practices; and parents to view portfolio of student strategies, see feedback from peers and teachers, and obtain data on strengths and weaknesses. The company also offers Quantum, a peer-to-peer iPad application for 4-8 grades. CueThink Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Magnivation

Seed Round in 2015
Magnivation unleashes creativity among kids by empowering them to design their own 3D printed toys and enabling them to merge toys with interactive digital play. Magnivation is a world leader in smart toys for kids growing up in the 21st century - toys that encourage kids to create, innovate and learn.

Listenwise

Venture Round in 2013
Listen Current makes it easy to bring authentic voices and engaging non-fiction stories to the classroom. We curate the best of public radio to keep teaching connected to the real world and build student listening skills at the same time. Listen Current is a LearnLaunchX graduate.

Mindsets Learning

Venture Round in 2015
Mindsets Learning is an inquiry & project-based learning platform.

Curio Learning

Venture Round in 2018
Curio is a web and mobile app that empowers teachers to easily discover, curate, and collaborate on new ideas and strategies. Curio Learning create authentic classroom experiences.Organize new ideas and strategies into Stacks that make sense for you. Curio Learning create Stacks around big ideas for professional growth, or around practical concepts you can use in the classroom.

Peerceptiv

Venture Round in 2020
Everyone at Peerceptiv is dedicated to the improvement of learning outcomes through collaboration and innovation. Peerceptiv® improves writing and critical thinking skills through research-validated peer assessment, engages students in the role of teacher to their classmates, and makes it easier for instructors to assign the tasks that build these skills. Peerceptiv is used in many of the top universities around the world as well as in a growing number of secondary schools.

Kaymbu Inc.

Venture 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.

Empow Studios

Seed Round in 2013
Empow Studios operates in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area. Empow Studios brings technology, arts, and play together to help young learners discover and build on their creative talents. They teach classes in programming, robotics, video game design, animation, design, audio engineering and other creative skills for the 21st century.

Cue Career

Pre Seed Round in 2018
Career navigation platform linking students to the trade and professional associations for workforce development. Students gain industry-specific knowledge, become career ready, through internships, apprenticeships, mentorships, badges, and micro-credentials; which completes the last mile from education to employment.

Skookii

Seed Round in 2016
Ask any parent and they’ll tell you the same thing: paying for the countless number of athletics, after-school care, lunch, classroom supplies, donations, field-trips, and other school-related fees is extremely difficult to keep up with. Add in multiple kids at different schools with different payment procedures and systems and the process gets downright impossible. Ask any school business manager and they'll tell you how hard it's to collect and track payments. That's where Skookii comes in. Skookii is the first and only completely free online payment/finance system for schools and educational nonprofits. It’s simple: schools get a robust SaaS solution in less than 20 minutes and parents get a simple web/mobile app to instantly pay for their kids’ aftercare, donations, athletics, or anything else.

Gradeable

Seed Round in 2013
Gradeable designs and delivers a digital grading tool for teachers to make formative assessment. Its tool allows teachers to use a document scanner, iPhone, or iPod touch to take their grading digital; grade open response questions digitally; keep a portfolio of student work; auto-grade multiple choice questions; use their current assessments; work with their existing gradebooks; track what students do/don't know by topic; and see the question-by-question analysis of student learning. The company is based in the United States.

LearnBolt

Venture Round in 2018
LearnBolt is a new breed of Learning and Development solution for the “Now” generation. This all mobile cloud-based learning platform helps businesses sustain and grow through knowledge mining and dynamic on-demand training. LearnBolt makes it possible to create a powerful training and learning program for your business that rivals the high-end expensive Learning Management Systems (LMS) at a fraction of the cost and in minutes, not hours, weeks, or months. It does this by empowering you to quickly capture your best practices securely in real time, organize then into a beautiful package, then immediately share with the rest of your team.

Blockscad, Inc

Venture Round in 2018
BlocksCAD is 3D modeling software designed by teachers, for teachers. They wanted software that was easy enough to use for grades 3+ while providing rich learning outcomes by developing strong math and computer programming skills. With a simple block-based programming interface, students will write programs to design their models. To do this, they will build a strong understanding of the underlying geometry of the 3D space.

Skookii

Venture Round in 2015
Ask any parent and they’ll tell you the same thing: paying for the countless number of athletics, after-school care, lunch, classroom supplies, donations, field-trips, and other school-related fees is extremely difficult to keep up with. Add in multiple kids at different schools with different payment procedures and systems and the process gets downright impossible. Ask any school business manager and they'll tell you how hard it's to collect and track payments. That's where Skookii comes in. Skookii is the first and only completely free online payment/finance system for schools and educational nonprofits. It’s simple: schools get a robust SaaS solution in less than 20 minutes and parents get a simple web/mobile app to instantly pay for their kids’ aftercare, donations, athletics, or anything else.

Majorwise

Pre Seed Round in 2017
Majorwise’s mission is to revolutionize how students find jobs out of high school. Majorwise was started by Peter Silverman and Max Robbins in December of 2015. Peter and Max were college roommates at the University of Vermont, and both were having trouble finding local jobs for the summer related to their major. Peter ended up getting a digital marketing internship in Boston, and Max was a waiter in Cape Cod. Neither of us could believe there were no local jobs we could find. So, we started investigating where all these jobs are. It turned out, most of the companies in Vermont are small, as in less than 10 employees. These businesses don’t normally hire students for internships because internships are often too big of commitments. They do need help executing marketing strategies, making graphics, and communicating with customers, but they can’t afford that for 30 hours a week. Figuring this out, Peter and Max created a simple job board called BeaconVT to help Vermont students find local jobs, internships, projects, and gigs.

Quality Interactions, Inc.

Venture Round in 2017
Quality Interactions was the first provider of cultural competency eLearning for healthcare professionals

Authess, Inc.

Seed Round in 2015
Authess, Inc., an ed-tech company, designs and develops an assessment template that enables scenario, simulation, and problem-based assessment. It offers SaaS products to employers, educators and OPM, training and assessment vendors, and individuals via subscription. The company also evaluates knowledge and delivers personalized data to the learner. Authess, Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. As of March 11, 2020, Authess, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Elsevier Inc.

Creatr

Venture Round in 2017
As digital technology rapidly transforms the creative industries, an ever widening gap is emerging between what students are learning and what they need to succeed. To fill this void, Creatr was born. It's an online platform that brings together active creative professionals from the world's of photography, publishing, and advertising to share their knowledge with aspiring artists. By teaming up with professionals working in the field they can provide advice, insight, and inspiration that has proven to work instead of superficial 101 topics that don't lead to creating impactful and career changing content and visuals.

PlayPosit, Inc.

Venture Round in 2013
PlayPosit, Inc. operates an online learning environment to create and share interactive video lessons. Its platform enables teachers to create interactive lessons; and video solution enables corporates to train employees, partners, and customers. The company’s platform is designed for K-corporates, flipped, and blended environments. PlayPosit, Inc. was formerly known as eduCanon Inc. and changed its name to PlayPosit, Inc. in 2016. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Washington, District Of Columbia.

Unruly Studios

Seed Round in 2019
Unruly Studios creates interactive games that empower children with critical STEM skills while stimulating creative problem solving through physical activity and social engagement. Its pioneering product, Unruly Tiles, teaches kids between the age group of 6-12 years to code and develop creative problem-solving skills while balancing screen-time and play-time. Unruly Tiles is a set of programmable electronic floor tiles that kids can run around and jump on to play games created by them. Unruly Studios was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

InScribe Education Inc.

Venture Round in 2020
InScribe is a learner-driven, AI enabled platform that delivers highly scalable, context specific support anytime a student needs it. InScribe works by connecting learners to the answers they need—whether from instructors, advisors, alumni, or peers. InScribe communities create a space for individuals to work together— asking questions, finding answers, and sharing resources. InScribe captures these valuable interactions, and makes them fully searchable and reusable, so each generation of learners benefits from the conversations that came before them.

Knowledge to Practice

Pre Seed Round in 2015
Knowledge to Practice catalyzes and accelerates progress in postgraduate medical education. It offers self-directed learning solutions, self-assessment tools reveal knowledge gaps, content modules can be reviewed repeatedly, and more. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Bethesda, United States.

Affordable College

Seed Round in 2015
Affordable College is a mobile application that assists students in college applications and transfers. The app allows students to apply for and transfer to the college of their choice. In addition, it enables colleges to obtain access to a success fund to obtain educational resources. Affordable College was launched in 2015 by Sean O’Brien and Jeff Levy.

Listen Edition

Seed Round in 2013
Listen Edition curates public radio stories and builds custom lesson plans around them that are written to the Common Core and aligned with state standards. The lesson plans include class activities, homework, links to additional resources, and assessment evidence. Listen Edition teaches students critical listening and thinking skills. The use of current public radio stories allows teachers to weave 21st century interdisciplinary themes into core subjects, including civil literacy and global awareness.