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DreamBox learning just keeps picking up awards. The privately held educational-technology company, which provides a digital math solution used by more than 3 million children and 130,000 teachers across the United States, Mexico and Canada, was recently named “Best Math Learning Solution” by the 2019 EdTech BreakThrough Awards and was a finalist in EdTech Digest’s 2019 EdTech Awards in several categories.
President and Chief Executive Officer Jessie Woolley-Wilson also picked up a prestigious individual award as Ernst & Young named her its 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year in the Trailblazers category. The company has hired 70 people since it received a $130 million investment last year in a Series C round from The Rise Fund, bringing its total employee count to 268.
Independent research shows that students who use DreamBox for just one hour a week improve their math scores nearly 60% more than expected growth norms on benchmark and state tests.
“At DreamBox, we are committed to developing technology solutions that support every classroom, educator and student, so that all students — regardless of race, gender or zip code — can receive a high-quality math education,” Woolley-Wilson says.
MedBridge is helping to define the future of health care through a sophisticated platform that helps some 1,100 organizations nationwide promote patient engagement, continuing education and compliance training. Its online library includes thousands of video-based courses and other patient resources. The company also offers a mobile app to assist patients with their rehabilitation needs. In 2016, MedBridge raised $3 million in debt financing and last year private equity firm LLR Partners invested an undisclosed amount in the company. “We have over 100,000 subscribers and more than 10.5 million home-exercise programs assigned through MedBridge,” the company says.