businesswire | October 22, 2020
Carnegie Learning, Inc, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) for education and formative assessment, announced today that it has received a strategic growth investment from funds affiliated with Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”), a leading private equity firm based in Chicago. Under the terms of the agreement, the funds affiliated with MDP (the “MDP Funds”) have acquired a majority stake in Carnegie Learning from CIP Capital, a New York-based private equity firm, which initially invested in Carnegie Learning in 2018. CIP will retain a significant ownership position in Carnegie Learning alongside certain members of the Company’s management team. CIP and Carnegie Learning’s management team, together with MDP, will seek to extend Carnegie Learning’s leadership position in K-12 personalized learning and coaching software, assessments, curriculum and professional learning solutions.
Cadmium | January 27, 2022
Cadmium announced today that they have partnered with IMS Technology Services in an agreement that streamlines vendor selection for their clients in the live event industry.
The partnership unites event management technology, event production, and content management to strengthen the digital product and service offerings of both organizations.
Cadmium is an award-winning provider of event and learning technology, specializing in continuing educational, professional development, and content management solutions. IMS Technology Services is a certified woman-owned business and award-winning provider of leading systems integration and event staging solutions that promote collaboration, productivity, and learning.
"IMS is extremely excited to partner with Cadmium as we continue to develop our digital experience offering for associations," said Paul Wedesky, COO of IMS Technology Services. "Clients have trusted IMS event staging solutions for decades, and as one company with integrated Hybrid, Virtual and Live strategies, we continually seek new opportunities to modernize the planning process for our clients."
Clients of IMS Technology Services can utilize Cadmium's suite of event technology, including online registration, a mobile app, digital posters, learning management systems (LMS), and more. In turn, Cadmium will partner customers who will benefit from systems integration and event staging solutions with IMS Technology Services.
This partnership simplifies process of vendor selection for event planners, thus facilitating the seamless execution of in-person, virtual, and hybrid events.
"Cadmium continues to identify partnerships that help us create simpler experiences for our clients. Our recent partnership with IMS Technology Services underscores our commitment to streamlining the event planning process."
Michelle Wyatt, President of Event and Video Technology at Cadmium
Together, Cadmium and IMS Technology Services will ease the challenges of transitioning to a hybrid environment for event planners.
About IMS Technology Services
With offices in Garnet Valley, PA and Orlando, FL, IMS is a certified woman-owned business, and award-winning provider of high-quality solutions that are designed to foster collaboration, productivity, learning, and business communication with a team of certified technology professionals. A partner for organizations such as Allergan, National Education Association, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, Drexel University, and Temple University, IMS specializes in event staging and production, virtual and hybrid events, audio visual system design, managed services, video production, content creation, and projection mapping.
Cadmium simplifies the production of live, hybrid and virtual events and maximizes the value of online learning with a single, flexible platform designed to capture the chemistry of people, ideas and knowledge. The company's software products are trusted by more than 1000 content-driven organizations worldwide to generate revenue, drive customer retention, and lower operational costs for their events and education initiatives.
Learnfully | December 13, 2021
Learnfully, a first of its kind personalized learning platform, today announced its initial fundraising and emergence from stealth.With 1 in 5 students diagnosed with learning differences — and countless more dealing with emotional and developmental obstacles, Learnfully empowers all individuals to gain access to the most effective learning approach for them. Learnfully tailors a programming plan to their needs based on the expertise of educators and connects them with proven specialists to provide individual instruction.
"For too long our system has overlooked those who learn differently and left them to fend for themselves, instead of emphasizing their strengths and catering to their unique challenges. We're proud to launch Learnfully to bring personalized learning solutions to scale for all learners and empower them to reach their potential."
Letha McLaren, CEO & Co-Founder, Learnfully
The launch of the Learnfully platform is especially timely given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as many learners are struggling to adapt to a digital environment. In fact, the Brookings institute found that students may make just 70% of the reading gains this year compared to the progress they'd see in a normal school year; this forecast found the gains would be less than 50% for mathematics.
While other offerings only tackle tutoring services or an initial assessment, Learnfully takes a holistic approach to every learner. Its assessment includes human insights which complement its groundbreaking technology platform that analyzes information, responses, and measurable impressions to create and maintain each learner's profile and plan. Based on these inputs, Learnfully creates curated learning plans and provides access to specialized professionals, such as educational and behavioral therapists, tutoring services, insights, and instructions.
Once a learner begins programming, Learnfully adjusts the educational approach on the fly through its feedback and progress engine, as behaviors and emotions can change rapidly. This helps learners, parents, and educators ensure that both short- and long-term goals are attainable. The result is the only true end-to-end solution — from assessment to instruction — available.
"Learnfully seamlessly helped my two kids from assessment to tutoring plan to finding the right instructor," said Joy Leonard, a California parent of two Learnfully learners. "The highly targeted learning sessions have been invaluable, making an enormous impact on my kids' abilities in a short period of time."
Learnfully is co-founded by Letha McLaren and Suchi Deshpande. McLaren has more than 20 years of diverse product management, marketing and business leadership experience in the technology and energy industries. Deshpande previously served as a product leader at MuleSoft, Edmodo, Opya and more.
"During the pandemic, parents have a front-row seat to their children's education, and many are realizing that they learn differently — and yet they have nowhere to turn for guidance," says Suchi Deshpande. "As a parent of neurodiverse kids, I know firsthand how challenging it is to navigate the educational landscape. Learnfully helps parents seamlessly get the support they need to unlock all learners' potential."
Learnfully raised $1.25 million in initial funding. Investors include Amol Deshpande, CEO & Co-Founder of Farmers Business Network, founder of Divergent Investments. Goodwater Capital, Incite.org, Figure Eight Investments and other investors also participated in the round.
"Learnfully is a mission-driven start-up focused on providing technology and specialists to children with learning differences," said Swati Mylavarapu, Founder of Incite.org "At Incite, we’re believers in Learnfully’s mission to better outcomes for neurodivergent learners and their families by empowering them with tailored support. Keely and I are proud to support Suchi and Letha in making this important mission central to the company they’re building.”
Learnfully is a win-win for educators and learners alike.
“Millennial families seek bespoke, digital-first learning solutions where they can access world class experts from the comfort of their homes,” said Diana Anthony, a K-12 teacher turned education investor, and Co-founder and Managing Partner of Figure Eight Investments. “Learnfully is bringing this model to neurodiverse learners and their families, providing them with unprecedented access to the educators and behavioral specialists that can transform their educational experience.”
Learnfully offers great benefits to professionals as well: they are matched with a learner that needs their skills and learns best with their teaching style. These learning sessions cater to the educator's schedule, so they can accommodate additional work. Educators, behaviorists, tutors, and therapists can all apply to join the platform. Accepted professionals gain unlimited support services, content resources, and access to an unparalleled educational community.
Learnfully is on a mission to ignite learning and unlock the potential of every learner. Based in San Francisco, Learnfully is a tech-enabled personalized learning service, empowering all individuals to gain access to insights into the most effective learning approach and build a programming plan based on the expertise of educators. Through its groundbreaking tech platform, best-in-class learning assessment, and expert educator network, Learnfully delivers true engagement and tangible results for every learner.