Top Hat Monocle scores $8 million Series A

TOP HAT MONOCLE: $8M series A to Top Hat Monocle of Toronto and San Francisco, led by Emergence Capital Partners and iNovia Capital, with SoftTech VC, Version One Ventures and Golden Venture Partners taking part, reports TechCrunch. (Emergence partner Gordon Ritter and iNovia Capital’s Shawn Abbott will join the board. Top Hat Monocle is a platform that lets teachers create and host polls, quizzes and interactive demonstrations that students can take via a response device It's like a clicke but a better deal because students use whatever device they have handy, from smartphones to iPads and laptops. Professors use the technology for free; students pay $20 a semester. Total investment in Top Hat Monocle is now $9.5 million.

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