DC Community Ventures (DCCV), a community development venture capital firm based in Washington DC, announced that it closed an investment in LearnZillion as part of the company’s series A round of funding that totaled $2.4 million. Other investors in the round include O’Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures, Learn Capital Venture Partners, NewSchools Venture Fund, Citybridge Foundation, ULU Ventures, and Calvert Social Investment Fund. LearnZillionÂ is a web-based platform that gives students, teachers and parents access to a video library of 3- to 5-minute, high quality, standards-based math and literacy lessons taught by many of the nation’s best teachers. The platform allows teachers to customize instruction with individualized student playlists, while providing assessment and analytics tools that allow students, parents and teachers to track student progress.
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