Smart Sparrow, a San Francisco, CA-based educational technology company, raised $4m in funding.
Backers included Moelis Australia Asset Management, OneVentures and Uniseed.
The company – which previously received a $4.5m grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others from both NASA and the Department of Defense – intends to use the funds to expand adoption of its platform.
Led by Dror Ben-Naim, Ph.D., founder and CEO, Smart Sparrow provides an instructional design and courseware platform used by instructors to create their own course content, incorporating simulations and adaptive tutorials to ensure student engagement. The digital format enables both faculty and instructional designers to access real-time insight into student progress and identify areas for improvements to the course.
To date, Smart Sparrow has been used by over 8,000 educators worldwide to create more than 20,000 simulations, digital lessons, and blended courses.