See the press release here.
We’ve got some big news!
NextLesson is excited to announce that we’ve closed $2.9M in convertible note seed financing from some of the leading entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. Notable participants in the round include:
Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce
Michael Birch, CEO and Co-Founder of Bebo
Drew Houston, CEO and Co-Founder of Dropbox
Thomas Layton, Executive Chairman of Upwork, Former CEO of OpenTable
Marissa Mayer, CEO and President of Yahoo!
Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO and Co-Founder of Yelp
Nirav Tolia, CEO and Co-Founder of Nextdoor
“Our vision is to make learning relevant by engaging students in real world problem solving through topics they care about,” said Dion Lim, Founder and CEO of NextLesson. “This funding represents a confirmation of NextLesson’s vision and vote of confidence in our long-term strategy.”
We plan to use these funds to our accelerate school district sales nationwide, expand our interactive platform and grow our curriculum coverage. That means more access, tools and lessons for you!
“Education technology arms students with the tools and skills they need to succeed in the real world,” said Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce. “NextLesson has developed an innovative platform for teachers to engage their students at a deeper level.”
Since 2013, we’ve focused on engaging students by combining personal relevance, rigor and real world context — engaging over 2 million students and 50,000 teachers in school districts across the country. We’re excited to be building a comprehensive solution to map the world into the classroom with a personalized curriculum for students, easy standards-based, lesson planning for teachers and effective administration tools for school districts.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who supports us in our mission to make learning relevant by engaging students in real world problem solving through topics they care about!