Learn Capital

Learn Capital

Learn Capital is a venture capital firm focused on education.

Learn Capital is a venture capital firm focused exclusively on funding entrepreneurs in the field of learning. They invest in learning content, platforms and service. The companies in their portfolio are engaged in the transformation of educational engagement, access and effectiveness in formalised schooling, corporate and consumer settings.

Investments

Learn Capital has raised a total of $102 million across 2 funds, their latest being Learn Capital Venture Partners III which raised $52 million. This fund was announced on June 11, 2015. Learn Capital Venture Partners I raised $50 million in 2012.

Learn Capital invest in companies that focus on learning and education products and services. Investments include Differ.chat, Foundry College and SoloLearn and exits including MissionU, Edmodo and OpenStudy.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
NovoEd

NovoEd is a program delivery platform, founded by Stanford University professor Amin Saberi and PhD student Farnaz Ronaghi, that partners with training firms, corporations, educational institutes and foundations to provide blended learning solutions.

Learning management system
San Francisco
Teachable

Teachable is a company that allows users to create and sell online courses.

Software
New York
Udemy

Udemy is an online learning and teaching marketplace with over 80,000 courses and 24 million students.

Education
San Francisco
Verbling

Verbling is a company providing an e-learning platform for language over video chat. It participated in the S11 cohort of Y Combinator.

Education
San Francisco
Mystery Science

A company developing a virtual science expert as aid to STEM elementary teachers

Education
San Francisco
Coursera

Online education technology company

Education
Mountain View, California
Bloc (code school)

Bloc is a San Francisco-based company.

Education
San Francisco
Wonderschool

Wonderschool offers a platform where people can start infant and toddler programs and preschools out of their homes.

Education
San Francisco
ClassDojo

ClassDojo is a classroom management software platform.

Communication
San Francisco
NoRedInk

NoRedInk is a San Francisco-based e-learning and educational technology company founded in 2012 by Jeff Scheur to help students writing abilities.

Education
San Francisco
Chromatik

Chromatik is a Los Angeles-based company founded by Matt Sandler.

Education
Los Angeles
HireArt

HireArt is a company providing an online recruitment platform.

Education
New York
Edmodo

Social networking service

Teacher
San Mateo, California
eSpark Learning

Company

Writing
Chicago
VIPKID

VIPKID is an education technology company providing online English immersion learning.

Education
San Francisco
Popexpert

Company

Education
San Francisco
Varsity Tutors

Varsity Tutors is a St. Louis-based online education technology company connecting students with tutors.

E-commerce
St. Louis
AltSchool

AltSchool is a partnership between educators and engineers aiming to deliver personalized learning for children.

Education
San Francisco
BrightBytes

BrightBytes is a San Francisco-based company founded by Rob Mancabelli.

Education
San Francisco
MasteryConnect

Company

Software
Salt Lake City
Paragon One

A company providing a career guidance marketplace platform matching college students with coaches, professionals and jobs

Education
New York City
LearnZillion

LearnZillion is a company founded by Alix Guerrier.

Education
OpenStudy

Company

Education
Scoutible

Scoutible is a San Francisco-based company founded by Zach Gianos, Angela K. Antony and Tyler Law.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
San Francisco
Foundry College

Foundry College equips working adults with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in jobs that aren't being displaced by automation.

Higher education
San Francisco
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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Learn Capital Venture Partners IV, L.P.
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Brook Bisrat

Director of Impact Organisations

Eric Hanushek

Advisor

Greg Mauro

Managing Partner

Jennifer Lee

Advisor

Maia Sharpley

Partner

Michael Staton

Partner

Paul Strange

COO & General Counsel

Ravi Kokku

Advisor

Rob Hutter

Managing Partner

Stephen M Kosslyn

Advisor

Tom Vander Ark

Advisor

Vinit Sukhija

Principal

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

AltSchool

Andela

Apptuto

Bloc

BloomBoard

Brainly

Bridge International Academy

BrightBytes

Brilliant

Build Academy

ClassDojo

Climb

CodeHS

CourseHorse

Coursera

CreativeLive

Desmos

Edmodo

EdSurge

Educents

Edunav

Enki

eSpark

Fluent City

General Assembly

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