Beagle Learning Selected as Finalist for Future of Work & Education

Beagle Learning has been chosen as one of five top women-led innovation companies to participate in a program for female founders leading edtech and workforce solutions. By the end of the 24-hour program, Investment opportunities from Chloe Capital, ECMC Foundation and other investors will be announced. This experience for women entrepreneurs is part of a Movement to #InvestInWomen.

“ECMC Foundation and Chloe Capital have joined forces to provide funding to women entrepreneurs at the helm of early-stage ventures. Respecting Covid-19 safety guidelines, our program originally taking place in Charlotte, N.C. has now been shifting online,” said Kathryn Cartini, Co-founder and Partner at Chloe Capital.

“Now more than ever in times of crisis, we need to continue to Invest In Women who are driving solutions for some of our world’s most pressing concerns: Work and Education,” adds Chloe Capital Co-founder and Managing Partner Elisa Miller-Out.

The Future of Work & Education will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, May 19 starting at 6:00 PM ET.  

Beagle Learning was selected from hundreds of women-led companies that focus on creating solutions for postsecondary education: workforce development, college success and career readiness. Carolyn Bickers, Co-Founder and COO of Beagle Learning will present live online in front of investors and innovation leaders for her shot at up to $250,000 in investments from Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation.

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Beagle Learning helps students solve complex problems by training them to ask the right questions. They help instructors of types to use student-led learning methods by combining inquiry-based learning and artificial intelligence into plug-and-play exercises that fit any classroom.

Instructors use Beagle's AI-supported skill rubrics and online learning software to improve student thinking and drive better student learning outcomes. Instructors have seen improvements of student performance +18% and higher engagement +50% compared to courses without Beagle.

Supported by NSF, Techstars, and LearnLaunch, Beagle Learning is now partnering with ASU to launch the Technological Leadership Major to deliver our 21st-century skills training efficiently and effectively online.

“I’m excited and honored to be part of the #InvestInWomen movement and participate in this incredible program. We are passionate about empowering all types of problem-solvers and being a part of this program has been a wonderful opportunity to work with like-minded people,” said Co-founder and COO, Carolyn Bickers

According to Pitchbook, only two percent of women-led tech companies in the U.S. receive venture funding, while only .2 percent goes to African American female founders. Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation aim to change this by moving capital to female founders.

“We’re excited to invest in women entrepreneurs alongside Chloe Capital,” said Jessica Haselton, Director of Program-related Investments at ECMC Foundation. “This Movement aligns perfectly with ECMC Foundation’s mission to inspire and facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes–especially among underserved populations.”

In 2019, ECMC Foundation began making program-related investments in companies aiming to improve educational outcomes and economic mobility among students from underserved backgrounds. ECMC Foundation provides flexible, risk capital to early-stage ventures and entrepreneurs through various programs which focus on innovation in postsecondary education.

In November 2017, Chloe Capital set out on a National Tour to invest in the most promising women-led innovation companies. Today, the New York-based VC firm is being recognized as a Movement that empowers approximately 13,000 founders, investors and innovation supporters.

In partnership with ECMC Foundation, Chloe Capital expansion its #InvestInWomen tour to Los Angeles, and New Orleans. The Tour stop in Charlotte N.C. will now be hosted online.

The public and media are invited to attend the virtual Pitch Event on Tuesday, May 19 starting at 6:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM PT via Zoom. Join us as Carolyn Bickers pitches and receives feedback from Super Angels and VCs from Chloe Capital’s national network including ECMC Foundation, Backstage Capital, Lumina Impact Ventures, GSV, Village Capital, Mastersfund and more.

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Carolyn Bickers
Beagle Learning

About Beagle Learning

Beagle Learning’s mission is to build a world of team-oriented problem-solvers who can tackle today’s biggest challenges and opportunities. Their online learning platform helps teams learn faster while doing their best work by providing a simple, systematized process to gather input from the team and select the most important questions to focus on. Beagle’s AI system measures the quality of the questions teams choose, and automatically records the logic behind decisions made to avoid repeated work and bring new teams up to speed faster.

About ECMC Foundation
ECMC Foundation is a Los Angeles-based, nationally focused foundation whose mission is to inspire and facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation. It is one of several affiliates under the ECMC Group enterprise based in Minneapolis. ECMC Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: College Success and Career Readiness; and uses a spectrum of funding structures, including strategic grantmaking and program-related investments, to invest in both nonprofit and for-profit ventures. Working with grantees, partners and peers, ECMC Foundation’s vision is for all learners to unlock their fullest potential.

About Chloe Capital
Chloe Capital is more than a VC firm – we’re a Movement. Despite recent progress, only 2% of women-led companies receive venture capital in the U.S. Yet companies with women leaders statistically perform better, exit faster and produce greater returns for investors. In partnership with foundations, universities and corporate innovators, Chloe Capital has set out on an #InvestInWomen tour, to move capital to female founders. Join the Movement >