Academia.edu

Case Study

Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share their research, monitor deep analytics around the impact of their research and track the research of academics they follow. The company’s mission is to accelerate the world’s research.

Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies is the world’s largest chain of nursery and primary schools offering high-quality education at an affordable price to families living under the international poverty line. Bridge’s vertically integrated approach has reengineered the entire lifecycle of basic education, leveraging data, technology and scale in order to keep quality high and prices as low as $6 per month (on average). Currently, it has 414 academies in Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria with over 100,000 pupils enrolled. Bridge aims to reach 10 million children by 2025, democratizing the right to succeed.

Piazza

Case Study

Piazza changes the way technical students learn and find jobs. Beginning as a question and answer platform to help students get unstuck in their classes, there are now over 500,000 top CS and STEM undergraduate, graduate and PhD students using Piazza for two to three hours per night to help each other with coursework. The launch of Piazza Careers connects its hugely engaged student base with companies searching for the best young technical talent.

ScoreBeyond

ScoreBeyond’s vision is to build the Modern Way to Prep for 100 million students and their families preparing for high-stakes tests every year. ScoreBeyond’s team is imagining the test prep experience from the ground-up, replacing archaic components of test prep with modern counterparts: (1) An app that provides data-powered personalization to a student’s practice and assessment, replacing the 900-page test-prep book (2) On-demand expert coaching and tutoring that students can tap into without leaving their homes, replacing the downtown test-prep center and (3) A live dashboard that informs and educates the student and her family on the assessment and next steps, replacing the counselors and the tutors.