By Benson Grotegut | Posted - Apr 12th, 2024





Ednition Announces $1.35 Million Investment

Salt Lake City, April 12, 2024

Yesterday, Ednition, an “infrastructure-as-a-service” platform designed for K-12 ed-tech providers, announced a investment round of $1.35M

“Our financing round is led by an outstanding group of Angel Investors, many of whom supported our previous venture Mastery Connect. They’re joined by institutional capital from GSV Ventures, Reach Capital, Avalanche VC, and Long Term Impact,” said Mick Hewitt and Doug Weber, Co-Founders of Ednition.

Ednition’s platform, RosterStream, prioritizes solving “vendor infrastructure needs rather than focusing on school and district tools. This eliminates costly vendor-side work, like SSO and LTI setup, bypasses the tolls of dated data exchange services, and allows applications to integrate with any SIS or third-party data provider. This means RosterStream users can connect with and support the smallest schools to the largest districts,” said Weber and Hewitt, “RosterStream saves ed-tech teams thousands of hours on integration, support, and engineering time. Our purpose is to solve the ‘ed-tech stack challenges,’ so you can focus on building your core business centered around student learning.”

Before Ednition, Weber and Hewitt founded Mastery Connect in 2008, a K-12 assessment platform acquired by Instructure in 2019. “As serial entrepreneurs, we wanted to build quickly, but we soon faced the primary challenge of successfully developing, scaling, and maintaining ed-tech software for K-12: rostering and interoperability,” said Weber and Hewitt. “We talked with other ed-tech developers and found that they were all diverting time and resources to build extensive internal infrastructure and middleware tools. It was this decade-long struggle that led to the inception and launch of Ednition and our platform, RosterStream."

“Our commitment to delivering holistic data is shown in recent releases, including our ‘Extended Data Domains’ feature, which reaches beyond core rostering and includes data domains such as: attendance, discipline, assessment, school calendar, intervention, and more,” said Weber and Hewitt.

Regarding the future of ed-tech, Weber and Hewitt noted “Companies are grappling with how to meaningfully integrate AI-powered solutions into their products. We believe that seamless data flow in the ed-tech ecosystem is a precondition for AI to move from experimental and theoretical to truly transformational in the space! Unlocking data flows empowers ed-tech to harness AI’s power and actualize whole-child, learner-centered education.”

Ednition will be present at the ASU+GSV Summit in San Diego, April 14th-17th showcasing their RosterStream platform.

For more information on Salt Lake City-based Ednition or their unique ed-tech platform, visit the company's website or follow it on LinkedIn.

Benson Grotegut
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Benson Grotegut - Benson Grotegut is a Junior at Brigham Young University's Information Systems program. He enjoys website development, programming, and data analysis. Born and raised in Midway, Utah, he enjoys mountain biking, hiking, marathoning, playing guitar, and exercising with his family.



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