London-based Edge, a enterprise capital agency centered on investing in artistic groups and rising applied sciences, introduced on Wednesday that it has invested £3M (roughly €3.4M) in Springpod, an revolutionary edtech platform.
Based mostly in London, Springpod is a web based pupil recruitment platform. It allows employers & schooling suppliers to focus on, inform and have interaction college students as they plan their future.
So far, Springpod claims to have supported over 400,000 college students, facilitating entry to digital tasters of college programs and on-line work expertise.
This notable achievement has attracted prestigious shoppers, together with a 3rd of UK universities. As well as, it has attracted trade leaders equivalent to Airbus, Siemens, Vodafone, Fujitsu, and the NHS.
Presently, the corporate works with shoppers together with one-third of UK universities and employers, Airbus, Siemens, Vodafone, Fujitsu, the NHS, and lots of extra.
Sam Hyams, Founder and CEO of Springpod, says, “We’re delighted to accomplice with Edge and are excited to attract upon their in depth artistic financial system experience. We pleasure ourselves on creating Netflix-quality content material for younger folks to expertise careers and programs with main employers and universities.”
“Edge’s concentrate on driving social mobility for younger folks and backing revolutionary, artistic start-ups aligns completely with Springpod. We’re excited to scale our affect collectively from the 400,000 younger folks now we have supported to this point, to tens of millions,” provides Hyams.
Edge: The investor
Edge invests in ‘distinctive’ artistic groups and rising applied sciences. The VC offers capital and a community of artistic and tech specialists to drive startups ahead at each stage. This consists of Seed to Development to Scale-up.
Edge focuses on three artistic areas – Media, Schooling, and Leisure.
Hannah Williamson, Edge Funding Supervisor, says, “Edge is thrilled to accomplice with Springpod to energy the following part of its development. We’re enthusiastic about supporting the workforce to attain their mission, enabling younger folks to expertise a college course or profession, earlier than they apply. On account of an absence of recommendation, younger folks usually select the mistaken profession or course.”
“This has main implications for his or her future and excessive prices for universities & employers when college students drop out. Springpod companions with universities and employers to create experiential studying programmes, empowering college students by offering equal entry to alternative,” provides Williamson.