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

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Abwaab Amman, Jordan

Online learning platform that is changing the way students learn outside the classroom

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Amira Learning San Francisco, CA

The First AI-Powered Reading Assistant

Amira Learning is reinventing learning to read with AI. Leveraging AI innovation developed by and licensed from Carnegie Mellon University over 20+ years, Amira is an intelligent reading assistant able to assess, listen to and coach developmental readers. Just like a patient grandparent, Amira reads along with a child, helping to make reading practice productive. Just like the best teacher’s aide, Amira can assess oral fluency, tutor and generally make teacher’s life easier.

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Andela New York, NY

Global Talent Accelerator

In the next ten years, there will be 1.3M software development jobs created and only 400,000 domestic computer science graduates to fill them. Africa, meanwhile, is home to the largest untapped talent pool and seven of the 10 fastest growing internet populations in the world.

Andela is on a mission to give the top 1% of talent in Africa an on-ramp to the digital economy while giving companies all over the globe like Viacom, Mastercard Labs, GitHub and SeatGeek  access to untapped, world-class talent. The Andela team identifies high-potential developers throughout the African continent, shapes these fellows into world-class technical leaders via their free training program, and pairs them with companies as full-time, distributed team members.

Begin New York, NY

Early Learning Literacy Platform for Children PK-3

BEGiN, the parent company of the Speakaboos and Homer early childhood literacy and language learning program, is on a mission to provide children the best educational start possible. The platform produces the industry’s highest engagement by combining two award-winning programs supporting “Love to Read” and “Learn to Read, and is the only company with two top 10 subscription services in the Kids and Education categories in the App Store and Google Play.

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Bookclub Salt Lake City, UT

Virtual book clubs led by authors

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CampusLogic Phoenix, AZ

Powering technology in the classroom.

CampusLogic transforms the way higher education delivers student financial services with a self-service SaaS platform for students, staff, and schools. CampusLogic’s innovative software means more students can access aid—and the education it pays for, make better decisions that reduce borrowing, and easily navigate student finance with less staff burden and cost. Today, 450+ colleges and universities serving 3 million students are on the platform, including ASU, Arizona, Georgia, Colorado State, Western Governors, and Morehouse.

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ClassEDU Washington, D.C.

ClassEDU is building industry verticalized versions of the world’s leading video conference platform Zoom, starting with education. Their first product, Class for Zoom, is the world’s first custom Zoom experience fully optimized for K-12, Higher Education, and Corporate Learning. Class for Zoom is built on Zoom’s SDK.

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Clever San Francisco, CA

Powering Technology in the Classroom

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.

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CLI Studios Los Angeles, CA

Transforming the Delivery of Dance & Visual Arts Instruction for K-12

Led by an outstanding team of former and current professional dancers and choreographers (one of whom was also a Cooley lawyer), CLI Studios delivers synchronous and asynchronous arts instruction to schools and arts studios. K-12 schools today are starved for arts curriculum and CLI offers access to professional instruction that is fun and engaging but also very affordable for most school budgets.

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CoLearn Jakarta, Indonesia

CoLearn is an edtech platform that empowers tuition centers and tutors to create online learning experiences for their students.

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Create & Learn Palo Alto, CA

Broad, multi-disciplinary CS instruction platform offering live group classes trying to solve key issues within K12 CS today: 1. Narrow (Mostly Coding) 2. Shallow (Bare minimum introduction to the topics). Led by industry tech experts, the instruction focuses on real-world applications of CS for groups of K-9 students.

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CreativeLive San Francisco, CA

Creative Classes Taught by the World’s Top Experts

Founded by one of the most influential photographers of the last 20 years, CreativeLive is the go-to continuing education resource for creative professionals. A community of innovators and doers, CreativeLive is the world’s leading live, online classroom for creatives. Anyone can use the platform to take classes taught by the world’s most inspiring instructors. With over 2 billion minutes of content consumed to date, CreativeLive now has 10 million users and counting.

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Ethena New York, NY

Sexual Harassment Training for Today’s Teams

Ethena provides sexual harassment training teams don’t hate. Compared to cringe-worthy, ineffective videos, Ethena’s evidence-based approach delivers personalized content in frequent, digestible doses via email and Slack nudges. Ethena handle details like reminders and compliance tracking, and keeps teams continually in compliance with evidence-based content that meets the newest regulations.

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Fairygodboss New York, NY

Improving the Workplace for Women Everywhere

In a market starved for disruption and transparency, Fairygodboss is an online community improving the workplace for women. Today, one million women are turning to Fairygodboss every month for job and company reviews, salary info, career advice, and job postings at companies women love.

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Glimpse Huntsville, AL

Maximizing Education Return on Investment

Glimpse is trying to cut ineffective spending at schools. The company meshes education institutions’ accounting systems with student achievement data to help education institutions understand what they’re pumping money into and see where they’re getting the best return on investment when it comes to positive student outcomes.

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GoodTime San Francisco, CA

GoodTime is a scheduling automation software that helps enterprises streamline the interview process.

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Gradescope Berkeley, CA

Using AI to Turn Grading into Learning

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.”

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Handshake San Francisco, CA

Transforming the College Recruiting Experience

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.

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Hellosaurus New York, NY

E-learning platform that offers creative programs, fun activities and video classes for kids.

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HotChalk Campbell, CA

Bringing University Degrees Online

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.

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Hustle New York, NY

Scaling Genuine Human Relationships

Hustle is a one-to-one text messaging platform that scales and humanizes the way that organizations communicate with people. Founded in 2014 as a tool to help advocacy organizations conduct meaningful one-to-one texting conversations with their members, Hustle quickly saw success in the 2016 election cycle, where it helped more than 100 campaigns and political groups, scale and humanize their ability to communicate with millions of voters and volunteers. Since its founding, Hustle has helped clients — political groups, colleges and universities, workforce organzations — manage more than 38 million one-to-one conversations with more than 25 million people across the United States, Canada, and Australia.

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Intellispark Washington, D.C.

A New Approach to Promoting Helping PreK-12 Student Success

Intellispark is redefining how schools, families, and communities work together to prepare successful, future-ready kids. Parents and educators agree that education is about much more than academic proficiency, yet today education data mostly means grades and test scores. It’s time to give schools, families, and communities the instrumentation they need to measure development of the whole child while ensuring every child gets the support she needs to succeed in school and in life.

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Learn In Salt Lake City, UT

First Full-Service Upskilling Benefits Platform

Learn In is an upskilling-as-a-service platform helping companies with their large-scale, internal upskilling initiatives by helping them manage the financing, time, program selection, and candidate selection considerations across the organization. The Learn In team found the biggest impediment to companies upskilling their people was time, so the company is building a SaaS platform for enterprise that helps companies appropriate time to employees for bootcamps and other upskilling programs.

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Lightneer Helsinki, Finland

“Invisible Learning” Gaming Company

Bringing together seasoned gaming veterans from Rovio and Digital Chocolate responsible for 50 published titles, 3 billion downloads, 5 billion YouTube views, and revenues of nearly $1 billion, Lightneer is a learning game studio focused on creating and developing next-generation “invisible learning” games.

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Loom Los Angeles, CA

A wellbeing platform empowering women through reproductive and sexual health education

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MasteryConnect Salt Lake City, UT

K-12 SaaS Assessment & Analytics Platform

MasteryConnect is an innovative assessment and curriculum platform that provides innovative tools to over 2.5 million educators and 21 million students worldwide. The cloud-based assessment and data analytics platform enables teachers to track student mastery of skills, target students for intervention, personalize learning, and incorporate data to evaluate their own practices.

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Mighty Salt Lake City, UT

Connecting Work, Performance, People & Skills

Mighty helps companies bring together execution and employee development by connecting goals, work, people, and skills to the most important initiatives inside of an organization. Its solution helps people maximize their impact and development by aligning the needs of employees with the needs of the organization, resulting in better innovation, productivity, and collaboration across the company.

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Motimatic San Francisco, CA

Motivational Ad Platform Keeping College Students Inspired to Stay in School

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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Nearpod Aventura, FL

Building Engaging Learning Experiences for Everyone

Nearpod empowers teachers to create learning experiences that engage and inspire students. The company is positioned at the intersection of technology-enabled classrooms and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), formative assessment, and VR / AR in the classroom. By combining access to digital lessons, interactive features (e.g., Virtual Field Trips and 3D objects), and real-time assessments, the Nearpod platform has become a leader (and teacher favorite!) in teaching and learning with technology.

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NoRedInk San Francisco, CA

Adaptive Learning Platform to Improve Grammar & Writing Skills

NoRedInk is a web-based learning platform that helps students improve their grammar and writing skills. The platform incorporates each person’s favorite celebrities, personal interests, and Facebook networks to generate grammar questions and enable teachers to give quizzes, assignments, and practice exercises to help students work through misconceptions.

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PeopleGrove San Francisco, CA

Adaptive Learning Platform to Improve Grammar & Writing Skills

PeopleGrove is a SaaS platform for companies and schools to foster professional networks in their communities, enhance career outcomes and create a culture of giving back.  Schools such as Stanford and USC work with PeopleGrove to match students with alumni mentors. Meanwhile, companies like Intuit license PeopleGrove software to drive powerful connections and mentorship to catalyze collaboration and inclusion in their organizations, particularly among Millennial hires.

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Pluralsight Farmington, UT

World’s Largest Online Learning Platform for Professional Software Developers & IT Specialists

Pluralsight is the leader in online training for serious software developers, IT specialists, and creative professionals. A true career catalyst, Pluralsight’s learning platform delivers hands-on practical training and skills assessments for the most in-demand and understaffed jobs of the 21st century. The Pluralsight platform makes training content from the world’s leading experts accessible to anyone, enabling businesses anywhere to work smarter, keep pace, and take control over their teams’ career development.

Now serving customers in more than 150 countries and providing tech-savvy businesses with training content across the key areas they need to thrive, Pluralsight boasts a cutting-edge content library from an elite, innovative group of tech and creative authors with over 3,000 courses (and new ones added daily).

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QuillBot Chicago, IL

State-of-the-Art AI Technology to Make Writing Painless

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.

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RaiseMe San Francisco, CA

Micro-Scholarship Platform Reinventing Financial Aid

RaiseMe is reinventing educational pathways and changing the way students access billions of dollars each year in financial aid for college. Rather than waiting until the end of high school to award financial aid, Raise.me enables students to automatically earn “Micro-Scholarships” throughout high school based on their individual achievements in and outside of the classroom.

With over $1 billion in Micro-Scholarships that have already been made available by colleges, universities, and other sponsors across the US, Raise.me’s platform is bringing together experienced educators & technology professionals to reinvent financial aid and help close the achievement gap. Raise.me now has over 18,000 high schools with students on the platform and 260+ college partners including ASU, Penn State, Oberlin, Michigan State, NYU, and Carnegie Mellon.

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Remind San Francisco, CA

Building the Dominant K-12 Messaging & Learning Platform

Remind is a real-time school messaging platform that helps teachers, students, and parents communicate quickly and efficiently, because “school communication shouldn’t be so hard”. The Remind mobile messaging platform is rapidly emerging as a vital service that enables communication and collaboration across all K-12 stakeholders who share the company’s vision to give every student an opportunity to succeed.

A true “Weapon of Mass Instruction”, Remind’s platform has fostered an incredible community of K-12 constituents who actively engage with the platform to support student outcomes. Built for growth, Remind has 27+ million users in over 70% of US public schools and 90% of US school districts, with more than 3.6 billion messages (and counting!) delivered through the platform to date.

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ScholarMe New York, NY

Centralized College Financing Platform Helping Students Efficiently Pay Tuition

ScholarMe Co. is a centralized college-financing platform that helps students pay their tuition as efficiently as possible. ScholarMe consists of a simple, two-step process: First, students apply for hundreds of scholarships at once using the Universal Scholarship Application™, which hundreds of scholarship donors mutually agree upon accepting. Then, students apply for the lowest interest rate student loan possible using the ScholarMe Loan Comparison Tool. ScholarMe is a 100% free platform for high school and college students.

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Stride Boston, MA

Flexible Ways for Students to Fund Their Education with Income Share Agreements (ISAs)

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.

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Tango Los Angeles, CA

Supercharged training for remote operations teams

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Tara San Jose, CA

The Intelligent Product Builder

Tara.ai is an intelligent product builder platform to help manage outsourced, on-demand programming projects. True to its name Tara —which stands for Talent Acquisition and Recruiting Automation— has developed a platform that is built for growth and that delivers clear ROI to SMB and enterprise customers. Tara’s pre-screening algorithm integrates with GitHub to hire and assign contractors, and the platform stages a development environment, facilitates workflow, and manages contractors through machine learning, including inline QA/QC methods.

Over 50,000 contractors are already on Tara’s network with backgrounds from Y-Combinator, Amazon, MIT, Pixar, Facebook, and Microsoft, to name a few.

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Think Through Math Pittsburgh, PA

Personalized, Interactive Math Instruction

Imagine Learning, a leader in elementary language and literacy software solutions, acquired Pittsburgh-based Think Through Learning Inc., provider of the Think Through Math (TTM) supplemental online math program. Through this acquisition, Imagine Learning is poised to fill a critical need for innovative and adaptive language, literacy, and math solutions in the K–12 space.

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Toucan Santa Monica, CA

Redefining Contextualized Learning

Toucan is an immersive learning tool that is the most efficient way to learn new concepts while going about your day.

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Tract San Francisco, CA

Tract is a peer-to-peer community where kids discover new interests, fuel their creativity, and develop college-ready skills. Tract’s outstanding student leaders inspire, mentor, and guide children’s learning, driven by a passion for sharing knowledge.

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Tynker Mountain View, CA

Game-Based Platform for Young Learners to Develop Coding & Critical Thinking Skills

Tynker is a creative computing company empowering millions of kids to learn to program by building games, apps, and more. Tynker’s platform enables kids to master foundational coding skills via an intuitive, visual programming environment. Its universal programming language translates to HTML, iOS, Android, and Linux, and through the platform kids learn to code for fun things like games, apps, class projects, or how to program drones and robots.

Following a 2016 rollout of visual programming functionality for Minecraft, the Tynker team recently unveiled a global partnership with Apple’s youth coding camps across all Apple retail stores. A proven product, Tynker is currently used by a global community of more than 50 million kids across 60,000+ schools. All in all, that adds up to over 2.4 billion lines of code!

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Valenture Institute Cape Town, South Africa

Global private online high school offering a curriculum recognized by the world’s leading universities

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Verto Education Berkeley, CA

Transforming The Student Gap Year Experience at Scale

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.

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Voxy New York, NY

Personalized, Cloud-Based Language Learning Platform Changing the Way the World Learns English
Voxy is changing the way the world learns English. As a language learning platform offering personalized, adaptive, and career-aligned courses, Voxy provides truly personalized English language instruction to corporations, educational institutions, and governments across the globe. Based on more than 30 years of academic research, Voxy’s solution meets the needs of every user by combining patented technology that adapts lessons in real time with personalized live instruction—all delivered in a fully mobile experience.

The Voxy learning platform has been used by more than 4 million learners and hundreds of institutions in over 150 different countries. Additionally, Voxy’s innovative approach has been recognized by major media outlets including The New York Times, Forbes and CNN.

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