- Silverback Learning Solutions announced $2.5 million in funding from a collection of angel investors, which will help the Idaho-based education software provider give its Mileposts platform more exposure across the U.S., as well as helping it add more partner integrations.
- Silverback CEO Dr. Jim Lewis says that the platform's strength is in its development in-district, with a committee of educators tasked with developing something "teachers and administrators need and will use."
- Funders in the latest round included all of the company's existing board members, with ATA Ventures co-founder and partner Pete Thomas participating as a personal investor, and Lewis says the money will be used to help spread the platform through member schools in networks like the Association of Educational Service Agencies.
From the article:
... “The platform was truly built by educators and teachers in-district to solve for a problem that needed to be solved for the district in order to personalize every student’s education in the classroom,” Lewis said. “Being built in a school district, we knew we couldn’t afford to over-engineer. We put the software engineers together with a committee of educators and told them “If you can’t build what these teachers and administrators need and will use you won’t have a job for very long.” ...