GoPeer, a Boston, MA-based educational technology company that pairs vetted college students with K-12 students for virtual tutoring lessons, closed a $2M seed funding round.
The round was led by angel investor Ed Baker, former VP of Product and Growth at Uber, and prior to that, Head of International Growth at Facebook.
Other investors in this round include:
- Javier Olivan, Vice President of Growth at Facebook
- Deborah Quazzo, Managing Partner at GSV Ventures
- Daniel Graf, CEO of Mindstrong, and previously Head of Product at Uber, Vice President of Consumer Product at Twitter and Senior Director at Google Maps
- Josh Hannah, CEO and Co-Founder of Flutter and General Partner at Matrix Partners
- Aaron Schildkrout, Previously Head of Driver Product at Uber and Investor at Addition
- Chris Protasewich, Chief of Staff at Freshly
- Tom Medrek, Will Weddleton, George Gong, investors at Launchpad Venture Group
The company intends to use the funds to power product-driven growth and accelerate its innovative platform, prioritizing teaching, accessibility, and analytics.
Founded in 2017 by Ethan Binder, Zura Mestiashvili, and Erik Laucks from their dorm rooms at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, GoPeer is an educational technology company that pairs vetted college students with K-12 students for virtual tutoring lessons. Families get unlimited tutoring at a $20/hour rate. Plus, tutors keep 100% of their earnings. GoPeer’s virtual classroom is designed to enhance a student’s online learning experience with a variety of tools that make learning online feel like an in-person lesson.