Knewton

Knewton

A New York City-based educational technology and artificial intelligence company founded in 2008 by Jose Ferreira.

Knewton is an educational technology and e-learning company that has developed technology which personalizes the learning experience for each student that uses it. It was acquired by John Wiley and Sons in May 2019.Newton's platform can be used independently and the company has partnered with publishers and education companies to integrate its technology into other software and platforms.Knewton's estimated annual revenue is $12 million.

Product

Knewton's software is called 'alta' and utilizes artificial intelligence and machine learning to function. The platform contains text-based and video instruction, interactive learning content, assignments and review materials. The machine learning technology integrated into the platform detects knowledge gaps for each individual student and gears following lessons towards filling in those gaps. Topics that are covered on the platform include biology, chemistry, economics, mathematics, and statistics. The platform is available for both mobile and desk top or laptop use.

Timeline

October 23, 2020

Knewton's alta wins Best Mathematics Instructional Solution for Grades 9-12 & Higher Education award from SIIA CODiE.

May 2019

Knewton is acquired by John Wiley & Sons for an undisclosed amount.

2008

Knewton is founded.

Funding rounds

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Funding type
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Investment
Knewton funding round, August 2018
5,000,000
August 2018
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Aaron Tobias

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Aditya Subramaniam

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Ajay Rajani

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Amish Jani

Investor

Anne Naftel

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Ariel Mitnick

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Bacari K. Brown

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Ben Clayman

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Brian Bartlett

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Brian Fitzgerald

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Charlie Harrington

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Chris Rodriguez

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Chris Tierno

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Cole Romano

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D Bradley McIlquham

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Dahn Tamir

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Daniel Singer

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Dave Zwieback

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David Garfinkel

Advisor

David Liu

Employee

Davis Glasser

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Dina Neishtadt

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Erin Wilson

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Fiorella Bariani

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Flora Kwong

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Further reading

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Wiley to Acquire Knewton's Assets, Marking an End to an Expensive Startup Journey

Tony Wan

Web

May 6, 2019

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News

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Craig S. Smith
December 18, 2019
www.nytimes.com
Artificial intelligence is starting to take over repetitive tasks in classrooms, like grading, and is optimizing coursework and revolutionizing the preparation for college entrance exams.

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