Begin

BEGiN, the parent company of the Speakaboos

by Mark Ledbetter

Begin
  • May 29, 2018
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.

ClassDojo

ClassDojo give teachers, parents, and

by Mark Ledbetter

ClassDojo
  • May 27, 2018
ClassDojo give teachers, parents, and students the power to transform education from the ground-up, in every classroom in the world by making it easy to share everything more openly, more positively and more often. It is one of the fastest-growing and widely used education technology companies of all time, with millions of teachers and tens of millions of parents and students using it in more than 180 countries.

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.”

RaiseMe

RaiseMe is reinventing educational pathways

by Mark Ledbetter

RaiseMe
  • May 7, 2018
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.

Tara

TARA.ai is an intelligent product builder

by Mark Ledbetter

Tara
  • May 5, 2018
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.

TurnItIn

Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating

by Mark Ledbetter

TurnItIn
  • May 3, 2018
Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company’s cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading, and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. Turnitin also offers a plagiarism detection service for commercial markets and a suite of formative tools for writers. As one of the most widely distributed educational applications in the world, Turnitin is currently used by more than 30 million students across 15,000 institutions in 140 countries to manage the submission, tracking, and evaluation of student papers online. The Turnitin team is passionate, creative, and focused on helping students learn and they’re united by a mission to provide instructors with the right tools to engage and develop students over time.

CampusLogic

CampusLogic transforms the way higher

by Mark Ledbetter

CampusLogic
  • March 28, 2018
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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