edtwist, a Los Angeles, CA-based dynamic collaborative research platform, raised a seed funding of undisclosed amount.
– Joanne Wilson of Gotham Gal,
– Ted Kang, Founder/Managing Partner of Kylin Management LLC,
– Peter Halt, CFO of Rovi,
– Luke Kallis, head of West Coast Sales, Snapchat, and
– Michael Lum, Co-founder/CTO of Gradient X.
The company in using the funds to accelerate growth and expand the platform.
Founded by Julie Lee, edtwist is a collaborative research platform that provides both knowledge networks such as libraries, schools and NGOs as well as individuals with a simplified research tool containing quality content, curation, and co-creation tools to grow ideas as a community.
The company is also announcing a partnership with the Global Network of UNESCO Chairs on Children, Youth and Communities and United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the intellectual agency of the United Nations, to officially launch the #AgentsofChange* program at the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum currently taking place in Paris, France.
The partnership was created to provide researchers with a simplified tool to work together and knowledge base to grow ideas to better themselves and the world.
*UNESCO’s #AgentsofChange is a year-long program where the youth is given the tools and the stage to direct research and the change they want to see, culminating at the 2016 UN Assembly where select participants will have the opportunity to present their research on the World Youth Day 2016. The program activates youth as researchers to create awareness, educate and move the world to engage on the most pressing issues that face our society. These youth ambassadors, also known as change agents, hail from leading universities and NGOs and will work together to utilize the edtwist platform, creating boards and sharing their knowledge and research with their communities to help drive change.