LISTEN CURRENT: $950K to Listen Current, which announced its seed round funding on February 9. Investors include angels and institutional investors, led by Launchpad Venture Group LLC, the largest angel investment group in the Northeast. Headquartered in Boston, Listen Current curates public radio and organizes snippets into social studies, science, and English language arts-themed lesson plans.
Currently, Listen Current has 4000 registered teachers and 3000 registered students, according to CEO Monica Brady-Myerov. "We're experiencing 20% growth in new users month over month," she says, adding that, “there is a tremendous need for classroom content that connects what students are learning to the real world.” She shared earlier with EdSurge ways that public radio can be used in the classroom.