2Sigma School Selected to the GSV Cup Elite 200

Will Compete for $1 Million in Prizes in World's Largest Pitch Competition For EdTech Startups

Santa Clara, CA (Jan 14, 2022) — 2Sigma School has been selected to The Elite 200, the acclaimed list of semifinalists in The GSV Cup — the world's largest pitch competition for EdTech startups run by female-led, multi-stage venture capital firm GSV Ventures. Companies selected to The Elite 200 represent the top pre-seed and seed stage startups in digital learning across the “Pre-K to Gray” space. 2Sigma School will now compete for up to $1M in cash and prizes in San Diego this April at the ASU+GSV Summit, the annual education technology event hosted by Arizona State University and GSV Ventures.

2Sigma School was selected from a global applicant pool of 750+ companies, the largest application pool for the GSV Cup yet. More than 175 judges from leading venture capital firms and strategic partners in digital learning like Accel, General Atlantic, Reach Capital, and Owl Ventures, among others, used rigorous criteria to determine the 200 most promising companies.

"Less than 9% of our students are learning computer science, a skill that has the potential to improve their life and career trajectory," said Vishal Goenka, CEO of 2Sigma School. "We now have ample evidence that live instructions delivered online in small cohorts can be more effective than traditional classroom instructions, if supported with pedagogy and tools that are built based on learning science principles. We are excited to be working on solving the 2 sigma problem, the quest to find a method of group instruction that is as effective as one-to-one tutoring."
"We're at a critical and exciting time for the future of society," said Deborah Quazzo, managing partner of GSV Ventures. "The pandemic has made it increasingly clear that Ed is on The Edge — on the edge of innovation, transformation, globalization. We've always imagined a new era in which ALL people have equal access to the future, and this year's Elite 200 companies are emblematic of that vision. We're proud to name the 200 semifinalists in the GSV Cup competition and look forward to having them pitch live at the ASU+GSV Summit."

The Elite 200 companies serve learners from Pre-K to Gray, with companies well-distributed across the following categories: Early Childhood, K-12, Higher Education, Adult Consumer Learning, and Adult Enterprise Learning. The 2022 Elite 200 continue to break barriers, comprised of an increasingly diverse and global group:

  • 58% of companies have female founders
  • 51% of companies have founders that identify as people of color
  • 44% of companies are based outside the United States

The GSV Cup is powered by Google Cloud, HubSpot for Startups, HolonIQ, and GSV Ventures.

See 2Sigma School and the rest of the companies selected to the GSV Cup Elite 200 at https://www.asugsvsummit.com/gsv-cup-elite-200


ABOUT 2SIGMA SCHOOL

2Sigma School is led by veterans of the technology industry along with a team with deep experience in computer science and engineering education. High school students can take accredited classes in advanced computer science, data science, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence and earn credits on their transcripts while learning online with a live instructor in small cohorts. In addition to direct student enrollments, 2Sigma School is an official instruction partner at schools across the United States and delivers hybrid instructions during the traditional school day integrated with the school's staff and bell schedule.


ABOUT GSV VENTURES

GSV Ventures is a female-led, multi-stage venture capital firm focused on the $7+ trillion education sector. The fund is currently investing out of GSV Ventures Fund III and backs innovative entrepreneurs around the world in the "Pre-K to Gray" Arc of Learning. GSV manages over $675 million in global EdTech investments. Portfolio holdings include Andela, Class Technologies, ClassDojo, Coursera, Course Hero, Degreed, Guild, MasterClass, Outlier, Photomath, Quizizz, Lead School, Brightchamps, and ClassPlus, among others.


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