What: Revyze is an educational mobile app that has created a TikTok-style learning experience for teenagers. Users can upload videos with a maximum length of 3 minutes. All videos are reviewed before they can appear on the platform. When users open the app, they can scroll and search through a video feed of explanatory videos and quizzes. Creators accumulate points when they post a video and when someone thanks them after watching, which enhances their reputation.
Why: Education in France is quite rigid and formal. At the same time, a growing number of students are turning to platforms such as YouTube and TikTok in search of additional help. However, because those platforms are not focused on education, their algorithms may still steer viewers toward lots of non-educational content. Revyze is betting that educational videos created by students' peers will be more engaging and effective, and help create a more personalized learning experience.
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Who: Co-founders are Florent Sciberras (formerly with Airbnb for 10 years), Anatole Blanc, and Guillaume Perrot (formerly with Alan).
Seed Round: €2 million
Investors: The lead investors include Firstminute Capital, Kima Ventures, AirAngels (Airbnb alumni fund), Nomad Capital, and Ligature VC. The round also included more than 100 entrepreneurs and angels, such as Nate Blecharczyk (Airbnb co-founder), Jean-Charles Samuelian and Charles Gorintin (Alan cofounders), Mathilde Collin (Front co-founder), Lenny Rachitzky (former Airbnb), Thomas France (Ledger co-founder), Julia Bijaoui (Frichti co-founder), Roxanne Varza (Station F director), Jacques Attali (political advisor), Olivier Dacourt (former pro footballer), and Varsha Rao (former Airbnb Global Heads of Operations).
What's Next: Revyze released its beta last year and it reached #2 on the French App Store. The company is now planning to expand to the U.S. and U.K. markets this year. The company also continues to refine its algorithm to increase the relevance of videos based on the level and style of learning. Revyze is hiring.