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CSE alumni startup LearnSprout announces $4.2 million Series A round

learnsproutSan Francisco edtech startup LearnSprout has taken in more funding – announcing a $4.2 million round that actually closed last August. Investors in the new round are prior investor Formation 8, Samsung Ventures and former Blackboard president Justin Tan.

LearnSprout’s aim is to help schools unlock the data held in their legacy Student Information Systems by offering a free big data analytics service, so educators can dig into trends in areas such as attendance, college readiness or even student health as flu season approaches. Since it launched the LearnSprout Dashboard nine months ago, the startup says it has analyzed data for more than 2,000 schools in 47 states and nine countries.

LearnSprout’s three co-founders – CEO Frank Chien, CTO Anthony Wu, and CPO Joe Woo – are all UW CSE alums, as are a number of employees.

Read about it in TechCrunch here. Read a previous CSE News post on LearnSprout in its very early days – and see more UW CSE alums on the team – here.