Who: Coursemodo

What: Interactive Learning Platform (with suite of engagement tools) 

In their own words: “designed to empower educators and increase classroom engagement through real-time response tools”

Take away from interview: The entire team is well rounded and includes former faculty, leading educators, and innovators with various skill sets and experience

Pros: EdTech is hot and so is Coursemodo; fresh off a round of angel funding (with deeper VC pockets to come), monetization from day one, a platform focused model with room to grow beyond their core “modo” apps, early traction in higher ed both in US and Canada 

Cons: Space is crowded, other well funded ventures: Lore, Piazza, Schoology 

Funding: Seeking Series A funding, currently backed by Scott Banister + angels 

Twitter: @coursemodo