The internet has changed the way we communicate, trade, and of course, teach. LessonUp, a Dutch EdTech startup, is bridging the gap between students and teachers by digitizing the classroom. LessonUp just bagged a whopping 350k Euros in an investment round from Peak Capital to develop the online platform and extend its services beyond the Netherlands.
Who founded LessonUp?
In 2015, the startup was founded by Kars Veling (a board member of The Hague) alongside Janeke Plasier and Martin Kool. According to Kars Veling, ‘LessonUp is a tool for teachers that allows you to create, share, and teach amazing lessons using videos, images, websites, slides, and interactive quizzes’
Why is Peak Capital interested in LessonUp?
Given that; LessonUp has been able to nurture a growing community of ’65,000 teachers and 20,000 students’, any investor with the love of quality education at heart would be willing to give the company a shot and that’s the case here. Peak Capital – a European entrepreneurial capital firm that has a consistent track record of supporting booming startups such as Catawiki, IENS, and CheapCargo – has invested 350,000 in LessonUp with the aim of bringing education to the doorstep of every child.
A solution for teachers and students
Asides making education more comfortable for both parties, LessonUp created a platform, where teachers could interact, share solutions and learn from one another. This community would expose teachers to the challenges faced by their peers while teaching, including the solutions proffered.
According to Kars Veling, ‘our solution was simple: we created a place where teachers could find inspiration and resources from colleagues everywhere, instead of reinventing the wheel over and over again’
What’s next for LessonUp?
Expansion is the next thing on the startups preference list. The company is planning to get more students and teachers from other European countries. With their interactive Tech and 350k Euros, LessonUp is set to welcome more users into the community.