Edtech startup Learning with Experts has just completed their latest funding round above target, raising £800K with a group of high net worth angel investors.
The investment followed an investor showcase pitch to The Oxford Opportunity Network (OION) at Rathbones.
New investors joining via OION include New Chairman, Rupert Pennant-Rea, former editor of The Economist and Deputy Governor of The Bank of England.
Learning with Experts provides online education beyond MOOCs
Elspeth Briscoe, Learning with Experts CEO and Founder, explained: “The raise is enabling us to execute on our hiring plan, to scale our B to B, tech development and marketing teams and to hire new A list tutors for our consumer product.
“We intend to drive the next education revolution beyond the MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), with our unique approach to community based, trusted, high quality, global interactive online learning.
“MOOCs have 90% drop out rates. Learning with Experts has 80% course completion rates.”
Ruper Pennant-Rea, Edtech startup Learning with Experts’ new Chairman, has joined the company in this round of funding.
Pennant-Rea commented: “I love the education space, and I’m a great believer in life-long learning, having just completed a GCSE in Science aged 71.
“I believe Learning with Experts has the right combination of people and product, and will be capable of disrupting online adult vocational learning. I’m excited to have joined at this stage.”
Household name tutors attract consumers
Learning with Experts has 55 experts teaching consumers, including Shane Connolly, florist and Royal Warrant holder.
Other teachers come from backgrounds such as BBC Good Food, BBC Gardener’s World Magazine, Antiques Roadshow Experts and World Class Landscape Designers with many other household names in the pipeline.
Business clients are also benefiting from accredited vocational qualifications such as The Royal Horticultural Society Level 2 training and courses from The Goldsmiths Centre.
Photo: Ales Nesetril
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