Yup (fka MathCrunch), a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a mobile app offering on-demand tutoring for students, raised $4M in seed funding.
Backers included Stanford University’s StartX Fund and Soma Capital.
The company, which has raised $7.5m in total funding, intends to use the funds to grow its user base and further develop its Personalized Inquiry Learning™ framework to combat the cheating problem among online tutoring services.
Founded in 2014 by Naguib Sawiris, Yup is a chat based mobile tutoring company that instantly connects students to tutors on demand, 24/7. Students receive one-on-one tutoring from experienced math, physics and chemistry tutors without scheduling an in-person meeting.
Tutors receive ongoing training on teaching methods and bi weekly feedback from senior tutors.