As much as the focus of edtech has been on improving student learning, so, too, do teachers need ways to help them grow. But the way that many educators currently receive that support is more convoluted than saying “teacher professional development” five times.
BloomBoard is one of the new wave of startups hoping to fine-tune the professional development process. And, after keeping it a secret for some time, company CEO Jason Lange shared with EdSurge that the company has raised $5 million in Series A round from Birchmere Ventures and the Gates Foundation. (Of the two,Gates contributed $3 million.) The deal was wrapped up at the end of 2013.