Funding Received
$22.6 Million in 5 Rounds from 8 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$10.5 Million Series B on May 6, 2014
March 17, 2009
Toronto, ON
Top Hat is a web and mobile-based classroom response system that provides professors with real-time feedback.
Polling, Teachers, Education, Mobile

Detailed Description


Top Hat is a web- and mobile-based classroom response system that engages students and provides professors with the real-time feedback on student understanding.

Top Hat lets instructors conduct polls, quizzes and interactive demonstrations in class. Students can participate in class using any device they own, such as their cell phone, smartphone, ipad or laptop.

With this technology, students can ask questions during lecture without interrupting the teacher and receive instant feedback. Additionally, because answers are saved, students may monitor their own progress, study their past work, and observe their grades, updated in real-time.

Currently used by over 200,000 students at over 300 universities, Top Hat makes the in-class experience more connected and interactive.

Current Team (7)


Past Team (2)


Board Members and Advisors (5)


Investors (7)

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    Felicis Ventures

    Felicis Ventures is a boutique venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley
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    Golden Venture Partners

    Seed & early stage venture capital fund
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    Version One Ventures

    version one ventures is an early-stage fund investing in outstanding consumer internet, SaaS and...
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    SoftTech VC

    SoftTech VC is one of the original micro VC firms, founded in 2004 and backing over 150...
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    iNovia Capital

    A venture capital firm, iNovia partners with entrepreneurs and helps build successful technology...
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    Emergence Capital Partners

    Focus on Technology-Enabled Services
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    Georgian Partners

    Georgian Partners invests in expansion stage companies harnessing big data analytics to...

Offices/Locations (2)

  • San Francisco office

    225 Bush St, Floor 12

    San Francisco, CA 94104


  • Head office

    2 Carlton St

    Suit 1317

    Toronto, ON M5B 1J3


Competitors (4)


Images (6)

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