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General Information

Websitelightsailed.com
Twitter@lightsailed
CategoryEducation
Phone6463733888
Emailgideon@lightsaile...
Employees35
Founded5/2012
DescriptionTablet-based literacy solution for K-12

Offices

New York, USA
1150 Avenue of the Americas
Floor 4
New York, NY, 10036
USA

People

Founder & CEO
President
Director of LightSail Labs
Director of Operations
Chief Academic Officer
Curriculum Associate
Chief Revenue Officer

Funding

TOTAL $3.5M
FUNDING TOTAL $3.5M
Series A, 11/2013
Viceroy Ventures
Gotham Capital
$3.5M

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LightSail Education

LightSail is a Common Core-aligned literacy solution for K-12.

LightSail, a comprehensive eReader, not only scaffolds the Common Core for students and teachers, it helps kids learn to read and automatically moves them up reading levels and identifies areas growth. Unlike other eReaders on the market, we’re launching with a full-fledged ePub library capability (so schools can have kids read be assessed in virtually any book) and a valuable partnership with Lexile / Metametrics on assessments.

Recent Milestones

Videos

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Introducing LightSail

Added: 7/5/13
Above:

LightSail CAO Jessica Reid and a group of classroom reading experts share the keys to effective literacy instruction

Added: 1/21/14

Screenshots

LightSail Education screenshot
Above: Student Dashboard
Uploaded: 7/5/13
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LightSail Education screenshot

Sources

  1. LightSail Education Raises $3.5M in Series A Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  2. LightSail Gets a $1M Boost (edsurge.com) [edit]
    LightSail Takes Top Honors in Gates’ Literacy Courseware Challenge (newsday.com) [edit]
    Fox Business News (smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com) [edit]
    LightSail Education Almost Sweeps 2013 SIIA Awards (edsurge.com) [edit]
    LightSail Education Partners with World's Largest Book Distributor (edsurge.com) [edit]
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