Lightspeed’s Edtech Portfolio

  • What They Do: The team’s name is now synonymous with “single sign on” as they made pulling information from SIS’s (student information systems) with APIs easier so K12 schools could more easily create student accounts. Clever has paved the way for a generation of education applications to access schools and their students. Today over 22M students and teachers and 65% of schools use them.
  • What They Do: Outschool is a marketplace where teachers post group live classes online around interest- and motivation-driven subjects. It originally served the homeschool market. Students can learn topics like architecture through Minecraft, Spanish via Taylor Swift lyrics, or critical thinking through Dungeons and Dragons. Today they’ve served over 500k students.
  • What They Do: BYJU’s is an edtech company providing test prep, online tutoring, and personalized learning solutions specialized early on in conceptual visualizations of academic subjects. Today they are the most valuable private edtech company in the world and have over 47M registered users.
  • What They Do: Handshake is a college student recruitment platform that allows students to find jobs and internships and connect with employers. They also provide virtual networking events and other services for career services centers. Today they are the largest database of college student professional profiles in the US with 17M students and 500k employers.
  • What They Do: Multiverse helps employers access alternative candidates through apprentice programs and recruits and matches apprentices with upskilling programs. At their Series A they’d worked with over 250 employers.
  • What They Do: Forage is a career discovery platform that helps employers create courses about what it’s like to work in specific roles at their firm and allows candidates to apply for roles. They’ve helped over 1M candidates upskill.
  • What They Do: Flockjay is a sales academic program and job marketplace. They support jobseekers and companies looking to level up in B2B tech sales by providing hundreds of hours of expert, fully-remote sales training.
  • What They Do: Terminal helps companies recruit and manage remote software engineers and provides remote software engineers with community and professional development opportunities. They racked up 4M hires in the first three quarters of 2019.
  • What They Do: BetterUp is a people experience platform for professional coaching, immersive learning, and insights. They had over 100 enterprise customers as of 2019.
  • What They Do: Eightfold is an AI-Powered Talent Intelligence Platform transforming how we hire, engage and retain talent. They provide talent management & talent acquisition software.




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