Smashcut Raises $7M in Series A Funding


Smashcut, a Montclair, NJ-based digital learning platform and content studio built to scale collaborative, online education for the visual and media arts, raised $7m in Series A funding.

Pearson Ventures made the investment.

The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and its business reach. Through this strategic investment, Smashcut will support Pearson’s visual and media-arts focused programs, beginning with animation and gaming development courses from Pearson College London’s Escape Studios.

Led by Daniel Blackman, CEO and founder, Smashcut provides a platform that combines learning content with a set of fully integrated features that power collaboration, communication, and creation — all in one place. Built-in collaboration features like live chat and video meetings connect students and teachers, facilitating group interaction and fueling creative work. Instructors can manage all aspects of their online courses, share information, track student assignments, progress and more. Early customers include NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Smashcut was incubated and seed-funded by Learn Capital.