GetSet Is Out of Stealth Mode
TechCrunch reports that GetSet, a new edtech startup, has come out of the stealth mode. The company targets the high college drop-out rate by developing a platform to connect students with each other based on their responses to the initial questions. The platform, powered by natural language processing (NLP) engine and matching engine platform, PeerWisdom (developed by GetSet), then matches students with other students with similar backgrounds – thus potentially connecting students that are most likely to help each other or make friends with.
Karan Goel, CEO and founder, reports that GetSet’s investors “will include Social+Capital, founder of Braintree, founder of Fieldglass, Chicago Ventures, serial edtech entrepreneur Paul Freedman, and serial entrepreneur and prior investor in PrepMe Howard Tullman, according to Goel, plus some additional unnamed investors.”
For more, please read the original TechCrunch article at http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/18/getset
Yevgeny Ioffe, or as people call him, Yev, has been working in both the startup world and established companies. His career spans from joining Xplana Learning as it launched to Cengage Learning to MBS Direct when it acquired Xplana in 2009. Yevgeny brings to EdTech Times his passion for start-ups and technology, along with his interest in the ever evolving world of edtech. Yevgeny obtained his BSc and MA from Brandeis University and MBA from Boston College.