The parent company of MyGardenSchool has announced new seed funding of ?450,000 from a powerful team of new investors. The funding for global consumer edtech company MyOnlineSchool will accelerate production of their high-end online vocational and hobbyist courses, advance the design of their responsive virtual classrooms and websites, and increase their portfolio of schools.
MyOnlineSchool was founded by Elspeth Briscoe (eBay, Skype) and Duncan Heather (Oxford College of Garden Design). MyOnlineSchool aims to help students worldwide unlock their hidden creativity using weekly video lessons, tutorial assignments, personal feedback and 1-2-1 critiques with world-leading experts in their specialist field.
With two award winning virtual schools already live, www.my-garden-school.com and www.my-photo-school.com, MyOnlineSchool?s new funding will help further push the boundaries of innovative digital learning. The new team of specialist edtech investors dedicated to this global learning technologies initiative, are: Leaf Investments; Howzat Partners (Allstar Investor Winners and Trivago investors) and a group of angel investors with backgrounds ranging from eBay, Gumtree, Zoopla, Skype and more.
Alan Maguire, Partner at Leaf Investments, joins MyOnlineSchool as a board member. He says: ?Leaf Investments is constantly looking for exciting, innovative and disruptive edtech businesses. MyOnlineSchool has clearly demonstrated a creative and unique approach to an enormous market opportunity and we are delighted to welcome the business to our growing portfolio.?
Stephen Warshaw, international information, education and software sectors specialist, joins MyOnlineSchool as one of the new investors. He says: ?It is an exciting time for education technology and I am thrilled to support MyOnlineSchool. There is enormous international online potential of relatively untapped niches, where technology can transform the passion-driven hobbyist learning experience. I look forward to MyOnlineSchool?s future as they continue to develop their range of quality online schools and supply students from around the world with a growing roster of the best online courses and educators.?