Ed, tech coalition launches resource for remotely serving special needs students

educationdive | April 13, 2020

Ed, tech coalition launches resource for remotely serving special needs students
As the U.S. Department of Education considers whether to recommend waivers from certain aspects of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, several organizations have joined together to support the special education community through the challenges caused by school closures. The Educating All Learners Alliance, announced last week, features resources, case studies, webinars and virtual “office hours” and brings together special education and technology organizations, such as the National Center for Learning Disabilities and the International Society for Technology in Education.

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The spreadsheet conundrum... Joe Smith, sales director for Great Start-Up Number 5 Billion and Thirty-One, puts on a blindfold and reaches out blindly for something, ANYTHING, to help him organize his team’s deals and commissions. He’s hopeful. He’s waiting. He knows he’ll come back with something. We’re talking metaphorically, of course. He’s not actually HOLDING a spreadsheet, he’s using Excel—because it’s the lowest hanging fruit. It’s free and easy to learn. And for a while, you know what? It works great. He can use VLOOKUPS and shortcuts to navigate. He can import booking results and activity metrics from Salesforce or his CRM. He can get so good at it that packaging complex algorithms becomes second nature.

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prnewswire | November 09, 2020

Driving on the web emotional wellness stage, Togetherall, has made sure about $10 million speculation from programming and administrations development speculator, FPE Capital LLP (FPE). The speculation follows Togetherall's quickened venture into the North American market, with an emphasis on US market development, just as proceeded with development over the UK and Canada into advanced education, corporate and wellbeing areas. FPE will sit as the biggest financial specialist close by social effect speculator, Impact Ventures UK (IVUK), finishing up the eighth speculation from FPE Fund II. Togetherall gives a populace based, clinically oversaw online network to help individuals with their emotional wellness through day in and day out mysterious distributed help. Dispatched in 2007 it has helped over a fourth of 1,000,000 individuals to date and almost 90,000 people over the most recent a year. FPE Capital's interest into the online psychological well-being stage supports Togetherall's aspiration of giving a more noteworthy positive effect on all who utilize the administration and will help speed up item advancement and the quantity of assets to individuals. As those looking for emotional well-being treatment face expanded obstructions in getting the help they need, with request regularly exceeding the flexibly of administrations (Center For Mental Health), Togetherall helps with separating hindrances to getting to customary, or coordinated help, just as the shame that frequently comes when connecting for psychological well-being support. A populace based arrangement with the intend to give emotional wellness backing to all, the clinically directed online stage takes into consideration individuals with gentle to direct psychological well-being conditions to talk secretly to their friends about their sentiments and encounters. Togetherall likewise offers an assortment of courses and assets to permit clients to self-deal with their psychological well-being, which is all directed via prepared specialists all day, every day who guarantee a safe and inspiring climate. Remarking on the speculation Henry Jones, Togetherall CEO, stated: "This is a truly critical achievement for our organization." "Togetherall's goal is to build a global business giving as many people as possible a safe, online community where they can offer and receive support at times of anxiety and isolation. Partnering with FPE, such an experienced technology investor, is a huge boost to our ambitious plans for the growth of our impact." As new lockdown limitations set in over the UK, an ever increasing number of individuals will encounter uplifted degrees of seclusion, uneasiness and sadness, without approaching psychological well-being support. Togetherall is all around situated to react to this expanded interest. Kevin Bone, Partner at Impact Ventures UK, thinks about the excursion with Togetherall to date, "IVUK has upheld Togetherall since 2014 as it has developed from a good thought to a thriving business helping a huge number of individuals in the UK and across North America. We energetically welcome FPE and especially anticipate working with them, and the extraordinary Togetherall group, to carry its administrations to the a huge number of individuals out of luck". Togetherall joins other innovation item focussed interests in FPE's portfolio, including: Questionmark, Masstech, Kallik and MaxContact. FPE's development capital speculation is generally into essential financing to help the business in quickening its fast development into North America. "FPE is delighted to have completed this exciting growth investment into Togetherall", said Henry Sallitt, Co-founder & Managing Partner at FPE, "this is an organisation that combines a successful SaaS business model with real purpose and social impact. We look forward to working with Henry and the team to support their growth ambitions". About Togetherall: Set up in 2007 as Big White Wall, Togetherall, is a main online psychological well-being administration that gives a large number of individuals all through the UK, New Zealand, Canada and the US admittance to network and expert help 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. The administration is enlisted with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and is clinically demonstrated to help the individuals who are battling with pressure, confinement, tension, sadness and other regular emotional wellness issues. Togetherall has upheld enormous populaces with their emotional well-being since dispatch in organization with customers in the training, wellbeing, corporate and good cause areas. About FPE Capital: FPE is an expert development private value speculator focussed on the product and administrations areas. It puts resources into lower mid-market UK and Irish programming and administrations organizations with advantaged plans of action that offer critical development potential in enormous business sectors that are going through basic change.

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prnewswire | October 07, 2020

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edsurge | April 17, 2020

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The spreadsheet conundrum... Joe Smith, sales director for Great Start-Up Number 5 Billion and Thirty-One, puts on a blindfold and reaches out blindly for something, ANYTHING, to help him organize his team’s deals and commissions. He’s hopeful. He’s waiting. He knows he’ll come back with something. We’re talking metaphorically, of course. He’s not actually HOLDING a spreadsheet, he’s using Excel—because it’s the lowest hanging fruit. It’s free and easy to learn. And for a while, you know what? It works great. He can use VLOOKUPS and shortcuts to navigate. He can import booking results and activity metrics from Salesforce or his CRM. He can get so good at it that packaging complex algorithms becomes second nature.