Our Founder and CEO Jose recently talked to Inc. about the challenges of shuttering his first startup, and the sense of responsibility that comes with entrepreneurship. Check out the video for more.
The Knewton Blog
This morning, we’re excited to announce a partnership that brings Knewton’s Adaptive Learning Platform™ to the college campus. Starting in spring 2011, Arizona State University Online will use the Knewton platform to tackle a growing challenge for schools across the country: making sure students have the core skills they need to stay on track to graduation. Our adaptive platform currently powers our test prep courses, and starting this year ASU Online will use it to… Read more
Funding to accelerate and to launch revolutionary adaptive learning platform New York, NY (April 19, 2010) — Knewton, a leading educational technology company announced today that it has completed a $12.5 million round of funding led by FirstMark Capital, a New York City-based venture capital firm with a strong foothold in the City’s tech and entrepreneurial communities. Returning investors include Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, First Round Capital, and angel investor Reid Hoffman. Knewton’s new financing… Read more
This post was written by Josh Anish. The Edupunks are back. And we’re punkier than Punky Brewster (or does that reference disqualify us?). Expanding on her piece on How Web-Savvy Edupunks Are Transforming American Higher Education, which also gives Knewton a shout out, Fast Company writer and author Anya Kamenetz has written an entire book on Do-It-Yourself Education. Jose will be quoted and we’ll be featured in the reference guide for self-learners. The book comes… Read more
We’re all really excited about a few features that came out this week.Â We knew our customers were happy, but it’s also rewarding to see that our hard work is generating some buzz. BusinessWeek. In the magazine’s bi-annual review of the best GMAT prep courses on the market, the former CEO of Kaplan says “I hate to say it, but Knewton has rendered every other test prep company totally obsolete.” The article concludes that “Knewton,… Read more
Digital Education Category Winner Company Name: Knewton URL: www.knewton.com Headquarters: New York, NY CEO: Jose Ferreira From the AlwaysOn website: “With the 2009 AO 250, we sought to find the companies upon which new industries, jobs, and economies will be built. Yes, each company in its own way brings enhanced efficiencies (the gentler form of creative destruction). But more importantly, the companies represented in this list bring hope. No industry can produce jobs, wealth, and… Read more