AltSchool Gains $33M To Reshape Education

San Francisco-based AltSchool, which is looking to shake up grade K-8 learning through a network of what it calls "micro-schools", said today that it has raised $33M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Founders Fund and Andreessen Horowitz, and also included First Round Capital, Harrison Metal, John Doerr, Jonathan Sackler, Learn Capital, and Omidyar Network. AltSchool is looking to "reimagine education" by providing highly customized, personal education plans--and very low teacher-student ratios--to teach students. The company currently has its first "micro-schools" operating in San Francisco. More information »