All Imagine K12 Startups
Founders: Alan Heppenstall & Danny King
The future of certificate management--Accredible allows online learning providers like Udacity to create and manage digitally verified certificates for students.
Founders: Steph Shyu & Lydia Fayal
AdmitSee is a peer-to-peer college admissions resource: the first searchable database of successful college and graduate school application materials and advice.
Founders: Kostas Karolemeas & Spiros Alvertis
Allcancode is a complete learning platform for coding. Elementary school students play and learn the fundamentals of computer science and then practice their skills by making their own games.
Founders: Michael Xia, Kael Greco
Answer.ky is a scantron-like tool, but for handwritten open response questions. We've packaged the latest handwriting recognition technology, into a simple online tool that works with any printer and scanner!
Founders: Amy Lin & Gabriel Cebrian
With Blendspace, teachers can easily create and deliver blended-learning lessons that adapt to students needs with easy drag-and-drop internet resources, built-in assessments and lesson tracking.
Founders: Jason Lange & Eric Dunn
BloomBoard is a differentiated instruction platform for teacher professional development. It provides districts/states with free observation and goal-setting tools to implement teacher effectiveness mandates and then offers individualized recommendations from an open marketplace of professional development providers/content.
Founders: Abhi Vijayakar
BrainNook is the next generation of learning games for kids under 10. It combines standards-aligned educational content and rich, massively multiplayer game environments for kids with detailed analytics and performance measurement tools for parents and teachers.
Founders: Molly Levitt & Ben Rabidou
BrightLoop helps teachers track, communicate and act on student needs in real-time. Teachers track and share student observations via their mobile phones or tablets.
Founders: Samujjal Purkayastha
Cellabus is a mobile device management platform that helps schools manage large numbers of different types of devices in diverse settings. It also assists teachers with managing student-device interaction in the classroom in real-time.
Founders: Qian Wang & Sarah Chou
With Chalk, teachers & administrators can distribute documents electronically, fill out forms automatically, and request information and e-signatures. Chalk's instant updates on critical documents save educators time and create a stress-free experience for school forms.
Founders: Andrew Ng, Francis Hinson & Sabar Dasgupta
Chesscademy is an adaptive learning tool for improving chess play. By analyzing how users interact with educational content on the site, Chesscademy creates a personalized curriculum tailored to their individual learning paths.
Company: Class Central
Founders: Dhawal Shah
Class Central helps learners discover Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) based on their interests. Class Central builds an ecosystem around these courses by guiding learners towards their educational goals.
Founders: Sam Chaudhary & Liam Don
ClassDojo is a simple, free app that helps teachers build stronger relationships with students and parents. It gives teachers an easy way to encourage students for skills and strengths, and engage families beyond the classroom.
Founders: Andrew Rowland & Peter Do
Classkick drives more student learning by increasing checks for understanding and student feedback. Students write their work on Classkick whiteboards, and the app surfaces student work and data to teachers instantaneously, facilitating fast and organized student practice.
Founders: Steve Dillinger
ClassroomIQ is a cloud-based platform for managing open-response questions – whether pencil-and-paper, with the world's most advance scanning solution, or electronic. It makes every step in the grading and feedback process 10X more efficient.
Founders: Jeremy Keeshin & Zach Galant
CodeHS provides a high school computer science curriculum, including short instructional videos, in-browser programming exercises, and a support system for teachers and students to get help from experts.
Founders: Saul Costa & Lauren Wyatt
Codevolve is an AI-powered platform enabling hands-on learning for anyone interested in computer programming or web development.
Founders: Matt Robins
DeansList is a gradebook that helps schools assess critical “soft skills” like perseverance, diligence, leadership, teamwork and grit. Schools capture and analyze data on classroom behavior and disciplinary interventions to define metrics and goals for student improvement.
Founders: Binny Mathews & Omair Aasim
DeZyre gets you job-ready by getting you experience. Professionals learn job-skills, by working on industry projects from companies, through fully live online interactive sessions.
Founders: Kasey Brown
With DigitWhiz, kids master foundational math skills in a fun and effective way. Our online program evaluates current abilities, prescribes games and guides kids to master basic and pre-algebra skills. It’s easy for teachers to setup their class and for parents to use at home.
Founders: Leonardo de la Fuente & Francisco Rubio
Edoome is an online community focused on the Latin American market that connects teachers, students and their parents so they can communicate and collaborate in an easy and secure way with real-time discussion forums, file sharing, quizzes and assignments.
Founders: Quim Sabria, Santi Herrero, Jordi Arriola & Xavier Verges
With EDpuzzle, you can make any video your lesson. EDpuzzle combines simple video-editing tools with powerful analytics so that a teacher can take a video and make it personal, engaging and effective. Together we are building a pool of the best video lessons for the classroom.
Founders: Mike Lee & Thomas Sha
Edshelf helps educators and schools find, buy, and use the best education technology for their needs. Edshelf combines the best of Yelp and the App Store into a convenient launchpad to be educators' single destination for accessing and managing all of their edtech.
Founders: Kate Whiting, Kaitlyn Trabucco & Ron Peled
Educents is the trusted marketplace for every child’s education. Educents gives teachers, homeschoolers and parents access to innovative and fun educational products for their classroom and/or home. Specializing in innovative products created by a community of experts, the platform has already distributed over 1,500,000 high-quality educational resources throughout the world.
Founders: Wade Roberts & Chris Streeter
Educreations turns any iPad or web browser into a recordable, interactive whiteboard, making it easy for teachers and experts to create engaging video lessons and share them on the web. Students can replay these lessons any time, any place, on any connected device.
Founders: Vikram Somasundaram, Garros Li, Dev Chakraborty & Qiming Weng
Edusight is an intuitive gradebook with built-in student learning portfolios, making it easy for teachers to capture assessment data. Edusight’s student portfolios help teachers review all this data in one place, and easily share with students and parents.
Founders: Ben Glazer
Eduvant brings school data into the 21st century with an integrated, open development platform and a suite of tools that empower decision-makers with real-time analytics. The platform’s open API enables developers to build integrated data solutions for schools.
Founders: Chirag Patel & Sunil Patel
Eduvee enables 1-to-1 learning to happen at scale with an innovative machine learning approach, which allows it to adapt content to each student.
Founders: Julian Golder, Lei Xu
Emote is a K-12 app that helps schools catch student behavior problems before they start. With Emote, staff can proactively work together to anticipate and avert student crises and behavioral problems; and school leaders can assess non-academic initiatives, such as Social-Emotional Learning programs, and support accountability metrics, such as ESSA.
Founders: Craig Jones & Kevin McFarland
Formative is a real-time formative assessment platform and classroom response system. All student responses are sent into a standards-based gradebook in real-time for instant data-driven analytics and feedback.
Founders: Sidharth Kakkar & Alexandr Kurilin
Freckle is the first differentiation platform that empowers teachers to reach students at the level that is perfect for them.
Founders: Justin Mann, Anton Troynikov, William Madden & David Lyons
Geddit gives teachers the real-time feedback they need to address each student’s needs, by giving every student an easy way to report their confidence in class. Geddit is simple to use, engaging for students, powerful for teachers, and works on any web-enabled device.
Founders: Mo Akade
GigaBryte introduces elementary school kids to computer programming by channeling their natural passions and creativity. Kids work in teams to program wearable electronics using a visual programming environment and challenge-based curriculum.
Founders: Daniel Yoo & Justin Su
Goalbook empowers educators to design rigorous and engaging instruction with research-based resources, intuitive technology, and professional development.
Founders: Jan Zawadzki & Tony Kong
Hapara makes Google Apps easier to use for schools and teachers. Hapara's platform delivers a consistent learning environment, reduces the configuration and maintenance effort, eliminates most administrative overhead for teachers, and provides additional transparency in the classroom.
Founders: Kirill Kireyev
InstaGrok is an interactive educational research engine that empowers self-directed learning. It displays any topic as a visual, interactive concept map, allowing students to explore the topic, grasp key concepts, discover content, adjust the difficulty, and quiz themselves.
Company: Jumpcut Studios
Founders: Kong Pham, Peter Lu, Jesse Jhaj
Jumpcut creates online courses that look and feel like movies. The founders of Jumpcut come from the entertainment industry and saw a need for higher student engagement in online learning. For a monthly Jumpcut subscription, lifelong learners can access online courses such as “Growth Hacking Facebook,” “Anatomy of a Viral Video,” “The Art of Vlogging,” and more.
Founders: Maxwell Brodie & Edward Sun
Kaizena helps teachers close the feedback loop for students. Teachers make highlights on student work, giving feedback with voice comments, videos, and links to other resources. Kaizena also tracks the skills students need to improve, allowing teachers to differentiate.
Founders: Kin Lo
Kaymbu is the iPad-based teacher documentation system to capture the essence of classroom activities and strengthen relationships between home and school. Teachers use it to record, store, organize, and securely share photos and videos of key classroom activities.
Founders: Jeremy Rogoff, Vicky Kinzig & Eric Krupski
KickUp is an analytics tool that helps instructional teams support their teachers and report to stakeholders. Districts access actionable dashboards showing teachers' progress and needs related to strategic goals.
Founders: Jon Mattingly & Grechen Huebner
Kodable is a curriculum introducing kids aged 5 and up to the basics of programming in a fun game. It offers teachers and parents tools and resources to help kids start their programming education before they can read.
Company: Lambda School
Founders: Austen Allred, Ben Nelson
Lambda School trains people to be software engineers at no up-front cost. Instead of paying tuition, students agree to pay a percentage of their income after they're employed, and only if they're making more than $50k per year.
Founders: Brian Liou & Tristan Tao
Leada provides online courses with instructor support to prepare students for jobs in data science & analytics. Students build a portfolio of functional data products in each course.
Founders: Frank Chien, Joe Woo & Anthony Wu
LearnSprout helps school administrators and teachers identify attendance trends, track college readiness and spot at-risk students with a simple 5-minute setup.
Founders: Tyler Borek & Habib Moody
Literably is a classroom tool that helps elementary teachers monitor students’ progress in reading. The site administers and scores oral reading assessments, so teachers can spend less time assessing and more time teaching.
Founders: Sam Woodard & Kostub Deshmukh
MathChat is a mobile collaboration platform for math, enabling students to get instant math help. Students and their friends can take a photo of any math problem and collaborate in real time through drawing, typing math and messaging.
Company: Mission 100%
Founders: Janice Smith
Mission 100% is an online video library of short, targeted observation clips from real K-12 classrooms across the country, used for teacher development and training. Schools can create their own libraries and organize content to support teacher development.
Company: Mosa Mack Science
Founders: Lissa Johnson
Mosa Mack Science provides a cost-effective, engaging, inquiry-based science curriculum built around short animated science mysteries with a fun and diverse cast of characters. Each episode's curriculum includes hands-on activities and engineering challenges.
Company: Mystery Science
Founders: Keith Schacht, Doug Peltz
Mystery Science provides open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science. Our aim is to reach children before they've lost their natural curiosity about the world, and to inspire them to develop a scientific understanding of it.
Founders: Lauren Dachille, Jill Greenberg
Nimble’s mission is to help school districts find and hire the best educators for their classrooms. We provide a smart applicant tracking tool that seamlessly manages the hiring workflow, while leveraging data to identify the teachers who will perform best and stay longest.
Founders: Jeff Scheur
NoRedInk is an adaptive learning engine that helps students improve their grammar and writing skills. NoRedInk generates a personalized curriculum from kids' interests, adjusts to their abilities with instant feedback, and provides actionable performance data to teachers, schools, and districts.
Company: OOHLALA Mobile
Founders: Danial Jameel, James Dang, Alice Dinu
OOHLALA is building the mobile OS for higher education to improve student engagement and communication on campus. With OOHLALA, administrators and professors can reach students effectively, provide access to campus services, and organize community events. OOHLALA serves over 150 institutions in 7 countries, of all types and sizes, including Harvard Law School, McGill University, Rutgers University, and more.
Founders: Nitesh Goel
Use Padlet to share a collection of text, images, videos, and documents easily with anyone - a fundamental need without an obvious solution. Padlet has achieved massive adoption in schools and colleges.
Company: Panorama Education
Founders: Aaron Feuer & Xan Tanner
Panorama helps schools write and administer surveys on parental engagement, teaching and learning, bullying, and other important topics. Panorama's interactive analytics platform allows educators to explore the data and understand the feedback.
Company: Paragon One
Founders: Matt Wilkerson, Byron Hsu
Paragon One coaches international students to land competitive jobs and internships in the U.S.
Founders: Ami Shah & Angie Chan
Peekapak bridges the gap between learning in class and learning at home with K-3 curricula aligned to the Common Core. All lesson plans include both an original storybook covering important social and emotional learning topics and related activities.
Founders: David Kofoed Wind, Simon Lind, Malthe Jorgensen
Peergrade is a free online platform to facilitate peer feedback sessions with students.
Founders: Ben Cohen & Ian McDowell
Picolab is a meeting and collaboration platform for teams, tying together Google Docs, Drive and Calendar, and automating the best practices for productive meetings. Picolab is the system of record for teams currently collaborating with Google Apps.
Founders: Nolan Amy
Plickers offers real-time assessment that works for every classroom. Teachers capture student responses instantly using their own smartphones, while students answer using paper, instead of electronics. Teachers can immediately use feedback to tailor instruction.
Founders: Derek Lo, Will Tennien
Py is a skill-based education app that teaches topics like app development, building websites and data science with a focus on programming.
Company: Quero Education
Founder: Bernardo de Padua, Lucas Gomes, Thiago Brandão
Quero is an online marketplace for college programs in Brazil. Students can conduct their entire college application process with Quero. Students can find information about courses and schools where they want to study, compare options and get the best tuition price available, and enroll and save until graduation. Quero is currently available for over 700 partner colleges in Brazil, and plans to expand to Latin America soon.
Founders: Preston Silverman
With RaiseMe, students can earn "micro-scholarships" throughout high school based on their individual achievements in class and overall progress towards college. Scholarship providers leverage RaiseMe to allocate their scholarships more efficiently to help more students.
Founders: Dave Ciulla
ReadWorks gives teachers the research-based instructional materials they need to improve students’ reading comprehension. ReadWorks offers a variety of standards-aligned curriculum and an expanding library of high-quality texts.
Founders: Brett Kopf & David Kopf
Remind provides a safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents. Remind's online dashboard makes it easy for a teacher to safely reach an entire class of students on their terms, over SMS.
Founders: Brendan Finch, Grenard Madrigal
RocketLit is an adaptive learning and assessment platform for science and social studies. We write articles at 7 different reading levels, serve them to every student in a classroom at their independent reading level, and fluidly adapt the level students receive as they improve. RocketLit’s platform will soon be expanding to include more grade levels.
Company: The Rumie Initiative
Founders: Tariq Fancy
The Rumie Initiative (Rumie) brings free digital education to underprivileged children around the world through low-cost tablets and the support of a global community of volunteer educators.
Founders: Jinal Jhaveri & Forum Desai
SchoolMint provides a cloud-based student enrollment and school choice platform to PreK-12 school systems, streamlining all aspects of student enrollment - student registration management, application, lottery, and school choice management, and digital forms & document uploads. Available online and on mobile devices, SchoolMint integrates with leading student information systems (SIS) and transforms the end-to-end enrollment experience for school staff and parents.
Founders: Bharath Madhusudan & Vinay Mahadik
Securly is the first cloud-based web filter that solves the issue of "over blocking" in schools by allowing educators to safely use 21st century instructional tools (Google, YouTube, Wikipedia). It is simple to set up and more cost effective than other enterprise solutions.
Founders: Ronen Tal-Botzer & Shahar Ben David
Sense is a scalable artificial intelligence solution that enables educators to evaluate hundreds of open-ended assignments in a matter of minutes, as well as provide students with personalized feedback and adaptive learning experiences.
Founders: Ian Tao & Wen-Hao Lue
Sesame makes it easy to visually capture and evaluate student skills. Students get a much more personal experience, teachers save a ton of time, and schools can show evidence of student competencies.
Founders: Colin Bramm
Showbie makes it easy for teachers to assign, collect and review student work in 1:1 tablet classrooms. Showbie unlocks the creative potential of classroom tablets with easy document sharing and powerful markup tools.
Founders: Tess Brustein & Mike Gerson
SmarterCookie makes it easy for schools, instructional coaches, and mentors to use video coaching to support teachers. Teachers record video of a lesson, upload it, share it with colleagues, and receive specific, actionable, and time-stamped feedback from coaches.
Founders: Ben Berte & Michael West
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
Company: Sown to Grow
Founders: Rupa Gupta & Dennis Li
Sown To Grow is a learning tracker driven by students instead of teachers. Students set learning goals, enter in their own scores to track progress, and reflect on their strategies to continuously improve.
Founders: Emerson Malca & Pindi Albert
StudyRoom creates communities around classes. Students can meet their classmates online, collaborate, and study together using a super easy-to-use collaborative whiteboard. StudyRoom brings the value of study groups and social learning to the web and mobile.
Company: Swing Education
Founders: Mike Teng, Asha Visweswaran & Osbert Feng
Swing Education is the on demand workforce for schools. We make it easy for schools to find high quality substitute teachers.
Founders: Roby John
TapToLearn makes engaging education apps for tablets geared towards age groups 8 - 13, focused on math, english grammar, and spelling. Each app focuses on just one area of learning and has back end analytics for performance tracking.
Founders: Jason DeRoner, Mike Gioia & Andrew Gioia
TeachBoost is a collaborative teacher development platform with an initial focus on teacher evaluation. Schools use TeachBoost to create a culture of growth and learning among teachers to focus professional development, and to save time and money.
Founders: Bill Karamouzis & Rhys Jones
TeachMe makes educational games and apps powered by over 1,200 different ways to practice math. Created by the founders of AddictingGames, TeachMe games and apps are designed to capture and hold students' attention.
Founders: Mike Chen & Jackey Wang
Tickle offers programming education re-imagined for the world of connected devices and the future of Internet of Things. With a visual, block-based user interface, anyone can learn to code to pilot an air drone, navigate a robot, and program their smart home.
Founders: Elliott Hauser, Brian Marks & Ben Wheeler
Trinket lets anyone code in their browser. Teachers love the instant setup and students love using real code to make games, apps, and data visualizations. Trinket programs can be easily shared on websites, blogs, and in online curriculum, just like a YouTube video.
Founders: Allie Diracles, Melissa Halfon, Leandra Tejedor
Founders: Clement Delangue & Arnaud Breton
VideoNotes is the best way for online students to take notes from video lectures. By synchronizing notes with their context (videos, slides, etc.), we make them more understandable, actionable and easy to share.