In this episode of MEP, John Danner, co-founder and CEO of Zeal.com, joins us to talk about his story, going from the software industry, and becoming a teacher and making a positive impact in the education space.
Quipper, a London-based mobile e-learning and quizz platform raised a £3.4 million ($5.8 million USD) Series A2 led by Atomico with participation of Japanese education publisher Benesse and others.
Quipper previously raised a £400k Seed Round and a £2.3 million Series A1, bringing the total funding raised to around $10 million USD.
If You Can, an edtech startup that specializes in games to teach children social and emotional skills, raised a $6.5 million Series A led by Greylock Partner with participation by Almaz Capital and others. Greylock’s David Sze will join If You Can’s board.
If You can previously raised $2.8 million from founders, angels and seed funds including Andreessen Horowitz, Founder’s Fund, Maveron and several others.
Just before the summer break I had the chance for a great conversation with Matthew Burr, co-founder and CEO of Nomadic Learning.
Nomadic describes itself as Next Generation Learning for Next Generation Leaders and they’re focused on the corporate learning space and help organizations connect, engage and prepare leaders for a rapidly changing world.
Nomadic is not the first startup the team has founded, Matthew successfully sold his former education startup in China.
Therefore, there are lots of takeaways, lessons and things to consider for all up and coming startup founders in edtech in this interview. Most notably, we focus on mobile and social learning and how to deliver content that’s engaging for next generation leaders.
Editor’s Note: This article has first been published on Tiffany’s personal blog.
Social learning is just one learning tool that can be employed to promote learning in any classroom. We typically think of social learning as peer to peer (P2P) and it is dependent on several factors to be successful:
- The base level of knowledge or experience a learner brings to the discussion
- A positive, open learning environment
- Facilitation of discussion