Swing Education, a San Mateo, California-based on-demand marketplace for substitute teachers, secured $15m in Series B funding.
The round was led by GV and Owl Ventures with participation from Social Capital, Kapor Capital, Moment Ventures, Ulu Ventures, Redhouse Education and Edovate Capital.
The company intends to use the funds to raise the prominence of substitute teaching, offer resources to promote excellence in substitute instruction, and expand into new regions.
Founded in 2015 and led by Mike Teng, CEO, Swing Education addresses the nationwide substitute teacher shortage by allowing schools to connect with qualified educators via an online marketplace.
Swing Education has growing communities of substitute teachers in California, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. Their pool consists of both veteran educators and those who are entering into the education community through Swing.
Once registered with Swing, substitutes can access daily requests from hundreds of schools. The marketplace also focuses on developing a diverse sub pool, and nearly 50% of Swing teachers come from under-represented communities.