UK edtech start-up Grasp has raised a $4M Seed funding round. The round was led by Balderton Capital and will be used to hire talent in product, data science and engineering, as well as further develop the platform.
Founded by early Revolut employees Ed Matthews and Jacob Sidorov the edtech says it would like to ‘increase the rate at which humans learn’. And just how is it going to do that? Well, by building tools to find learners their ‘optimal online learning experience’, whatever that might mean. It's ‘starting with modern vocational skills like programming’ and has a Beta waiting list so maybe we’ll find out more there.
“The user experience as an adult learner sucks! Whether we’re learning to solve specific problems at work or trying to modernise our skill sets, learning is inconvenient, impersonal, and high friction. Team Grasp are the A-players fixing that,” says Matthews.
“We are excited to be working with Ed again on his highly ambitious plan to transform self-learning in a world where skill set requirements are constantly changing and people are hungry to learn and adapt,” says Daniel Waterhouse, Partner at Balderton Capital.
Main image: Ed Matthews, Grasp CEO