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Lea(R)n equips educators and their organizations to know and manage which technology is best for their classrooms.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Raleigh, NC, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2014
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

US schools spend $8bn on classroom technology, but they don't know what works! LearnTrials™ is a research-backed software-as-a-service that equips state, school and district educators to know which technologies are best for their classrooms. Free for individual educators, but states, districts, IHEs and subscribe to improve instruction, student outcomes and their budgets.


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    Founder & CEO

    International Educator & Administrator
    3-time Education Entrepreneur (eCivis, NC STEM)
    Built & sold over $25mm+ to Schools
    Senior Advisor to States & Foundations
    National speaker on education innovation
    2007 Transatlantic Leader & 2011 World Young Leader, BMW Herbert Quandt Foundation

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    VP of Technology

    Experienced Ruby, AWS & .NET Leader
    Grew technical teams from 5-25 at Connexio Labs, including full corporate spinout.
    Founder, Tundreus & DataClenz
    Technical Lead + Wake Forest MBA
    Kaplan Techstars EdTech Accelerator graduate

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    Sr. Product Director

    Wesley Burt is senior product director for Lea(R)n, solving problems for teams, schools and districts every day.
    - High Growth SaaS Sales to Schools, formerly technical sales and client service with IBM Analytics & eCivis Sales
    - Analyst for Chicago Public Schools, Education Pioneers
    - BS from Univ. of Southern California and MPA from Northwestern


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    Formal Advisor, former head of procurement and contracts for Chicago Public Schools
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    Seppy Basili
    Formal Advisor, Head of K12 for Kaplan, In.
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    Graham Forman
    Advisor/Investor, Edovate Capital

Previous Investors

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    Graham Forman
    Edovate Capital, early stage edtech investments
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    James Lillie
    CEO, Jarden (Fortune 350 Products Company)
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    Sameer Shamsi
    Partner, Evercore
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    Managing Director
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    Partner, Energy Venture Firm & Angel
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    H&M Holdings
    NC Based Angels
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    Early Stage Grant Fund
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    Kaplan, Inc.
    $2bn+ Education Company