While working at the largest 529 provider in the United States, Ksenia Yudina saw firsthand the inefficiencies with the process of setting up college savings plans. She launched UNest to make it more accessible for parents to start saving for college without complex paperwork and exorbitant cost. With UNest, parents can set up 529 plans in less than 5 minutes and it only costs $3M per month. Yudina shares more about the UNest’s mission, the company’s impressive growth, and recent funding round from investors that include Anthos Capital, Baron Davis, Northwestern Mutual Ventures, Artemis Fund, Draper Dragon, and Unlock Ventures.
Financing education is a problem with coasts soaring and this problem is compounded upon graduation when many do not have any significant credit history, with the only reference being a ballooning student loan. Hatch Credit allows users to build a credit score through non-traditional data points such as subscriptions. Hatch Credit’s Director of Public Relations, Shamara Carney, reveals more about Hatch and how this company is making the financial system more inclusive.
The impact of technology on a child’s development can not be understated today. Embodied through Moxie, the revolutionary robot companion, helps kids build social, emotional, and cognitive skills through everyday play. LA TechWatch caught with CEO and Founder Paolo Pirjanian to learn about his vision to change the world through the ones that have the most impact: children…
The hype around esports is real. The highest-earning competitive gamer Johan Sundstein, better known as N0tail, raked in a total of around $6.9M for Dota 2, so it’s no surprise that more people are looking to become competitive gamers. ProGuides is the structured, curriculum-based learning tool helping beginners become competitive and expert gamers to practice […]
Higher education is more expensive than ever. On average, Americans complete undergrad with approximately $35.5K in student loan debt according to Experian. U-Nest is the mobile app for college savings that encourages parents to take a proactive approach to college savings. By downloading the app, parents set up a tax-advantaged 529 college saving plan in just […]
You’re confident that your education technology product is going to support student learning and success in the K-12 sector. You’ve assembled your team, and your engineers are ready to go to work. The market research tells you that with the right investment to back your launch and a good dose of sweat equity, your business […]
Technology has increasingly become the focus of education aid and international action. However, much of these education resources are predicated on schools having reliable access to the Internet. While traveling through Mauritania, I saw computers sitting, dust-covered, on shelves because they couldn’t be kept charged, and well-designed education materials unused because they relied on Internet […]
We’ve all seen the optimistic initiatives claiming that they can teach kids to code. The only problem with these well-intentioned projects is that they ignore the fact that kids need to be engaged. This is what separates Ozobots from the rest. The AI code-able robots are primarily toys and through playing with the cubed robot […]
With nearly 70% of college graduates accruing some financial debt, information and resources regarding student loans are as valuable as ever. If you are looking for a one stop hub to assist you in making a plans to release yourself from this debt, look no further than Student Loan Club. The service provides loan calculators, […]
Everyone seems to know that learning to code is one of those things that will help your career in the modern era, but few people are actually doing it. Codesmith is changing that. The 12-week program empowers people from a variety of backgrounds with the skills they need to compete in the tech-enabled world. With […]
People love complaining about how college makes you read Hamlet but not how to take care of your own finances. While this complaint may be valid, there is one Startup that is actually doing something about it. Youthful Savings, the financial education curriculum app is getting to the future of our country and giving them […]