“Being a student, a teacher, an administrator has never been so difficult,” said Felix Ruano, CEO and co-founder of Subject. “We are deeply committed to expanding access to learning opportunities, wherever you are. Our platform is engaging for 21st century learners, complementary to classroom education, and available in all geographies and budgets. .”
Subject’s digital product addresses several key use cases in high schools, including credit recovery, course extension, independent study, and summer school. The platform consists of four key features: 1) an accredited curriculum covering Basic, Advanced Placement (AP) and elective offerings 2) engaging video content, 3) services that support learners and help educators, and 4) experiences that provide positive outcomes for learners while providing educators with valuable information.
At the close of the $29.4 million round, the subject had raised a total of $34.7 million. Tory PattersonManaging Director and Co-Founder of Owl Ventures, joined Subject’s Board of Directors, effective upon the closing of Series A.
“We are humbled by the confidence of leading global investors in our mission and model,” said Michael Vilardo, president and co-founder of Subject. “By bringing world-class talent and cutting-edge engagement tools to strengthen the educational landscape, we are building a company with long-term social and economic potential.”
Subject previously operated as Emile Learning and raised a $3 million Seed cycle directed by Kleiner Perkins in May 2021 under this name. The company has grown considerably since then, growing from five employees to seventy in the offices of Los Angeles and Seattle. The rebranding aligns Subject’s vision of a world where everyone has access to any opportunity. Subject is already partnered with more than 70 schools and districts across the country, including multiple KIPP campuses, Merced Union High School District and Jefferson County school district, as well as thousands of individual learners. Subject has opened a second HQ at Seattle as well as with additional capital.
“Our confidence in Subject’s vision and team couldn’t be greater,” said Tory Patterson of Owl Ventures. “Owl Ventures’ belief that the future of education is bright is evident in our portfolio, but nowhere more clearly than our commitment to Subject’s growth. We are thrilled to partner with Felix and Michael on this venture. .”
Founded in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Subject is based in Los Angeles, Californiaand available worldwide.
Press contact for the subject – Michael Vilardo, [email protected]224-456-8915
Press contact for Owl Ventures – Tory Patterson, [email protected]415-515-2578