London-based ed tech start-up Sophia Technologies says it has exceeded its £300,000 investment target – raising £560,000.  

Sophia Technologies was co-founded by former independent school headteacher Melissa McBride, and is aiming to provide full-time, online education and on-demand private tuition options to the global ed tech sector.

McBride says the investment will be deployed on technological advancement and an aggressive customer acquisition drive.

McBride said: “As an educational leadership team which shares over 48 years of headship and teaching experience at outstanding schools in the UK and abroad, what concerned us most about online education provision was the lack of regulation and quality assurance. 

“Ensuring child safety and protection through our rigorous safeguarding and safer recruitment practices, and through high-quality, engaging, learning outcomes for our students are the key drivers for every aspect of our business.

“What will define the leaders in this growing industry sector is the ability for an organisation to provide a learning environment where parents can trust that their children are getting the best help as we work to prepare them for their future – a world with challenges and opportunities beyond those any of us can currently imagine.  

“This is an incredibly exciting time to be an educational leader, leading from the front and defining the course of the ed tech sector as we unlock new opportunities for a generation of future leaders. This is education reimagined.”

Date published: 27 October 2020

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