Zzish - the company selling the picks and shovels of the mobile learning boom - has raised £697,594 on SyndicateRoom to fund product development, marketing and customer support as the platform grows.
Mobile learning is currently the second largest category in the App Store and set to be the largest by 2020.
Backed by specialist edtech venture capitalists, Zzish provides the tools and infrastructure to allow developers to quickly create sophisticated educational tools with features that would otherwise take months to build.
The company is led by CEO Charles Wiles, who was the first Product Manager hired by Google outside of the US and part of the team that launched the first version of Android. He is joined in this venture by leading figures from Deloitte and Apple, among others.
Where are they now?
Zzish launched the beta version of its platform in January 2015, and an updated version of its platform in March 2016. The company is in discussions with 75 developers, with the first 5 integrated, and another 29 in various stages of integrating.
The company’s own app, Quizalize, was built to showcase the power of Zzish. Launched in September 2015, Quizalize is now a successful application in its own right. In the first six months alone, 16,300 teachers signed up to Quizalize from more than 100 countries (80% in the US). 3.2 million questions have been answered by students. EdSurge - the pre-eminent US EdTech news site - ranked Quizalize the ‘No.1 new app’ for schools in Q3 2015.