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.

CourseHero

Harnessing marketplace network effects and

by Mark Ledbetter

CourseHero
  • May 25, 2018
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.

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.

PeopleGrove

PeopleGrove is a SaaS platform for companies

by Mark Ledbetter

PeopleGrove
  • May 9, 2018
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.

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.

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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