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B.C. to A.D.: The Dawn of The Age of Digital Learning — The GSV Virtual Summit Series

Quillbot

QuillBot is developing state-of-the-art AI

by Dana Levin

Quillbot
  • June 8, 2020
QuillBot is developing state-of-the-art AI technology to make writing painless. Quillbot was founded under the belief that learning and applying knowledge is more rewarding than the mundane aspects of writing. The QuillBot team seeks to continue that mission, automating those tasks and allowing you to focus on what you write, not how you should write it.

Outlier

Outlier develops high quality,

by Jason Horne

Outlier
  • January 24, 2020
Outlier develops high quality, university-level courses, taught online by some of the most celebrated educators in their respective fields. Courses employ engaging content and cutting-edge educational technology to create an immersive, student-friendly learning experience. Outlier is re-imagining higher education as a resource that is accessible, equitable, and affordable for everyone.

CourseHero

Harnessing marketplace network effects and

by Mark Ledbetter

CourseHero
  • December 5, 2019
Harnessing marketplace network effects and the power of community crowdsourcing, Course Hero is an online learning platform that empowers students and educators to succeed through study tools and resources. Fueled by a passionate community of over 20 million students and educators who share their course-specific knowledge and educational resources, Course Hero offers the biggest and best library of study documents, expert tutors, customizable flashcards, and course advice. Course Hero is aligned with an increasing consumer preference for on-demand, unbundled, digital education resources among higher education’s key constituents. By connecting students and educators from over 11,000 colleges and universities, Course Hero continues to foster a more collaborative and personalized learning experience for students and educators around the world.

Stride Financing

Stride Funding offers a risk-free, affordable

by Jason Horne

Stride Financing
  • November 26, 2019
Stride Funding offers a risk-free, affordable way to pay for an education. Stride Funding facilitates Income Share Agreements (ISAs) between students and investors to create better financial outcomes for students and superior risk-adjusted returns for investors. With a Stride Income Share Agreement (ISA), students receive an upfront payment from university alumni. In exchange, they pay back via a fixed, agreed-upon percentage of their income for a fixed number of years post-graduation. Stride Funding's unique student investment model allows alumni to diversify their investment portfolios while also directly funding student education. By sponsoring student education and in return receiving a fixed percentage of graduate monthly income, they generate social good for future generations of Americans.

Verto Education

Verto Education is reshaping the pathway to

by Jason Horne

Verto Education
  • November 25, 2019

Verto Education is reshaping the pathway to college as well as the experience of your first year. By putting choice in the hands of students and providing a program that helps students identify purpose and direction for themselves, Verto empowers students as they choose and enter college. Verto is where students own their first year of their learning, find purpose, and empower their mindset for a fulfilling college and professional career.

Clever

At the heart of the software and Big Data

by Mark Ledbetter

Clever
  • May 26, 2018
At the heart of the software and Big Data revolution underway in education, Clever makes using a school's technology faster, safer, and simpler than ever before. With Clever, learning applications get a platform to easily connect with schools and school districts have a central location to manage their technology. Today, half of K-12 schools in the U.S. trust Clever to secure their student data as they adopt learning software in the classroom, and the company works with more digital products and companies than any other platform in education aside from Apple.

Gradescope

Run by a team of MS and PhD graduates from

by Michael Cohn

Gradescope
  • May 18, 2018
Run by a team of MS and PhD graduates from Stanford and UC-Berkeley, Gradescope has created a modern, concept-based assessment platform that leverages machine learning to turn grading into an automated, highly repetitive exercise. Having aggregated a dataset of 300K+ graded STEM questions alongside detailed rubrics and 37M+ graded answers for 300+ universities including UC-Berkeley, Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Duke, Brown, and the University of Michigan , Gradescope is becoming the “GitHub for higher education.”

Handshake

Handshake is the ultimate career network and

by Mark Ledbetter

Handshake
  • May 18, 2018
Handshake is the ultimate career network and recruiting platform for college students and young alumni. With over 500 U.S. universities, 8 million students, and 200,000 companies (including 95% of the Fortune 500), Handshake has redesigned the recruiting experience for students, recruiters, and career centers.

HotChalk

HotChalk partners with traditional

by Mark Ledbetter

HotChalk
  • May 17, 2018
HotChalk partners with traditional universities to provide turnkey solutions that put degree programs online. HotChalk’s technology and services encompass the entire student life-cycle and are aimed at delivering significant and sustained results, producing high-quality degree programs with graduation rates well above national averages. This innovative approach eliminates business risk for the university partners while delivering game-changing enrollment, retention, and tuition growth.

Motimatic

Motimatic is an automatic motivation system

by Mark Ledbetter

Motimatic
  • May 12, 2018
Motimatic is an automatic motivation system for educational institutions seeking to improve student retention and completion. The company blends the latest advances in advertising technology and behavioral science to deliver motivating messages to students in place of commercial messages that they’d typically encounter on social media networks like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as well as SMS and email.
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