Sramana Mitra: Our interest is primarily in actual seed in Series A. Let’s focus on that discussion. What do you like to see by way of proof points before you’re willing to write a check?
Deborah Quazzo: It’s interesting because we’re sector experts and we’ve been working in education technology for well over 20 years. I have a partner in Silicon Valley, Michael Moe, who wrote the original thesis for a Wall Street investment category around digital education in the mid-1990s.>>>
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Sramana Mitra: What are the pricing numbers?
Raj Valli: We vary from $80 a month for a Silver Plan to $200 a month for the Platinum Plan. We have monthly, quarterly, and some annual pricing plans. The $80 kit for Silver will be just $53 per month if someone commits to an annual plan.>>>
Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Deborah Quazzo was recorded in June 2020.
Deborah Quazzo is Managing Partner at GSV Ventures, a fund focused on online education ventures. This is a very good discussion on patterns of success and failure in the sector and what investors are gravitating towards.>>>
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The Economist has a great article titled, Why do people go to restaurants?
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Raj and I kicked around the issue of what AI can do versus what humans need to step in for, in the context of Kindergarten through Grade VIII online math tutoring. See which side of the debate you are on.
At any rate, AI applications in online learning is a big opportunity going forward.>>>