Company: Learning with Experts
Founder(s): Elspeth Briscoe
About Learning With Experts
Learning with Experts is pioneering the next generation of online learning.
Learning With Experts combines the beauty of Blue Planet broadcast with the engagement of online gaming in Fortnite. Students learn together from expert tutors in trusted online classrooms. Learning with Experts is already achieving 80% completion rates from their students and boasts tutors including Michel Roux Jnr, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, and Raymond Blanc (that’s just in cooking).
Learning with Experts’ most recent B to B contract is with the NHS. It is teaching GPs and 20 million patients about post-Covid syndrome, diabetes and obesity. Its NHS courses are led by Professor Sir Muir Gray who introduced breast cancer screening to this country as the former chief knowledge officer for the NHS.
In Sir Muir’s words:
‘Learning with Experts is pioneering the next education revolution. Its social learning platform and engaging content will be saving lives.’
Learning with Experts is innovating not only in EdTech, but in the categories that it’s teaching in. These include: healthcare, teacher training, food and drink, horticulture and many other sectors. It’s also unusually run by a tech woman founder who has raised VC funding to conquer this space. (Only 2.4% of VC funding goes to female founders).
Since it was founded in 2014, Learning with Experts’ growth has been exponential. In the last year alone, its sales have increased tenfold. It is valued at £20m for its next funding round.