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EdTech companies look to SyndicateRoom for £750k funding


 

EdTech companies Gooseberry Planet and Dem Dx are hoping to raise £750,000 via SyndicateRoom.

Gooseberry Planet, a software platform which aims to change the way that online safety is taught in schools, is seeking £300,000 to support growth plans. The company adopts a three-pronged approach incorporating students, teachers and parents. The app includes lesson plans, teaching resources and evaluation tools. With a main focus on UK primary schools, the company is also expanding internationally, with users in France, Romania, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

CEO and Founder of Gooseberry Planet Stella James said: “The Internet has radically changed our world, increasingly raising questions about how we can protect children from unsuitable content and from those who are not what they seem. In fact, 63 per cent of 13–18-year-olds have been asked for a sexual image whilst online. With Gooseberry Planet, we’ve created a fun way to present internet safety to children. Parents and teachers are able to get involved by discussing issues and monitoring reactions to situations.”

Dem Dx, a learning tool which helps medical staff, from students to qualified physicians, make better and faster diagnoses, is hoping to raise £450,000 in order to further develop its product and expand its international presence. With over 20,000 downloads to date, the diagnostics app is already being used across 126 countries.

CEO of Dem Dx Lorin Gresser said: “Misdiagnoses are incredibly costly; not only can lives be lost, but also time and money. As I was going through medical school, I faced challenges using traditional textbook methods and realised that technology had the power to significantly transform and improve my learning experience. By incorporating videos, sounds and images into the app, we’re bringing education to life for students and institutions across the globe. By harnessing data, we’re also able to put emphasis on conditions which are prevalent in different geographies. This results in a faster, more accurate diagnosis for patients.”

CEO and Co-founder of SyndicateRoom Gonçalo de Vasconcelos said: “The EdTech sector is anticipated to reach £3.4 billion by 2021, while companies operating in this market are expected to grow by 29 per cent per year, over the next couple of years. For the UK’s most ambitious investors, it’s clear that this is an exciting space to watch. We look forward to welcoming more entrepreneurs doing great things in EdTech onto SyndicateRoom’s platform over the coming months.”