Company Overview

Update
Founded:
May, 2012
Founders:
Gideon Stein
Employees:
35
Headquarters:
New York, NY
Funding:
$4.5M
Categories:
Education
Description:
Award-winning K-12 literacy solution featuring 80,000 engaging books, in-text assessments, and instant, actionable data

Detailed Description

Update

LightSail is the only literacy accelerator that combines all of the best books with in-text embedded assessments and real-time, actionable data to deliver industry-leading literacy gains.

LightSail is personalized to each student, ensuring that they are reading high-interest books right at, or above, their individual reading level. LightSail assesses students as they read, and adapts their libraries as they grow. Students using LightSail’s platform for just 30 minutes a day are seeing average gains of 2x “Ideal Lexile Growth.”

LightSail is used in more than 150 elementary, middle, and high schools, including the New York City DOE, Los Angeles Unified School District, Chicago Public Schools, and numerous high-performing charter schools.

SELECT LIGHTSAIL RECOGNITION - Common Sense Media: Five-Star Review - "A powerful platform for developing engaged readers" - SIIA Innovation Incubator program: Most Likely to Succeed, Educator’s Choice, and Most Innovative Runner-Up - Gates Foundation’s Literacy Courseware Challenge: Top Honors - SXSW V2V: Best New Ed Tech Company - New York Venture Summit: Top Innovator - CODiE Finalist Awards

Current Team (7)

Update

Past Team (2)

Update

Funding Rounds (2) - $4.5M

Update

Investors (2)

Update

Offices/Locations (1)

Update
  • Office

    1150 Avenue of the Americas

    Floor 4

    New York, NY 10036

    USA

Images (4)

Update
  • 3baffb9eab306b78949e8e0229a8111c
  • 5a7d20203caa25d2112818dc1b9c82cc
  • D9ef704448616f3e62750d25ba9e0039
  • 02d0c8095c48297af119a80b0bfd25e6