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UClass

UClass is a global lesson marketplace that enables teachers and students to collaborate across over 90 countries.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2012
  • Employees 6
  • Website uclass.org

Company Summary

UClass is a K12 marketplace that saves teachers countless hours finding and delivering high quality lessons. On UClass, teachers buy and sell their Common Core lessons. Teachers who list content get paid each time their items get used – and UClass gets a cut of each transaction. Since launching a pilot in fall 2012, UClass has grown to over 4,000 schools in 90 countries. UClass is growing 10% w/w since the start of the 2013-14 school year.

Team

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    Zak Ringelstein
    CEO

    Zak taught in Arizona with Teach For America and served as an early stage social entrepreneur for the development of a Teach for Tanzania corps. He was nominated for the Sue Lehmann Award for Excellence in Teaching. He holds Degrees from Columbia and Arizona State University (M.Ed). He has lead conferences and training sessions on global education and UClass with Teach For America, the Asia Society and the global ISTE conference.

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    Varun Gulati
    CTO

    Varun worked as a User Insights Analyst at Google and taught in New Orleans with Teach For America. He holds an engineering degree in Operations Research from Columbia University.

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    Christopher Yim
    COO

    Chris taught abroad with the Network of English Academies (Chungdahm Learning) and managed at New York's largest food distribution company. He was founder and president of Columbia’s CatarACT International group. He holds a degree from Columbia University.

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    Leah Schrader
    Designer/Community Manager

    Leah taught in Phoenix with Teach For America and then in Baltimore, Tanzania and the Bronx. She was a co-founder of the Children's Expressive Arts Project and was a Teach for America Community Award winner. She holds degrees from Bard College and ASU (M.Ed).

Advisors

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    Gunderson Dettmer
    Lawyer
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    Leung and Associates
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    D3 Cleantech, LLC
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    Myriad Investments, LLC
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    Ezra Callahan
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