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Esme Learning Solutions, formed in 2019 by digital learning pioneers Beth Porter (edX, Pearson) and David Shrier (Oxford, MIT, Imperial College Business School), delivers career-transforming online executive education in partnership with leading universities. Esme Learning is reinventing remote learning by leveraging AI-enabled tools and years of peer-reviewed cognitive and neuroscience research to deliver an immersive and highly applied collaborative learning experience

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23 March 2021

Slaves to the Algo | Data Literacy: The Key to Surviving 2030. EdTech & AI with David Shrier

In this week’s episode of Slaves to The Algo, futurist, author, entrepreneur, and educator David Shrier talks us through the evolution of AI, the development of the #EdTech industry, and the importance of data-driven innovation across all sectors.

16 March 2021

University Business | Q&A: David Shrier – ‘Remember that people buy solutions to problems, not technologies’

Technology futurist David Shrier helped launch four spinout companies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), including, most recently, AI-powered edtech company Esme Learning. He also created online offerings in fintech, blockchain, and cybersecurity that extended reach in over 150 countries for Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

11 March 2021

Forbes | Esme Learning Raises $7.5 Million In Series A Funding For Its AI-Enabled Digital Learning Platform

When you think about true and meaningful innovation in the learning and education space, it’s hard to picture how it looks, purely because there’s been a drought for so long.

1 March 2021

TechRound | TechRound Trends: Experts Explore The Growing EdTech Industry

EdTech is a fast-growing sub-sector of the tech community. According to reports, the UK EdTech sector is expected to reach £3.4 billion by 2021.

22 February 2021

Future of Finance | With data in their hands, consumers can intimidate anybody

The blockchain era has spawned a great deal of innovation, but its most lasting impact might well lie in the fact it forced us to think more imaginatively about data.

22 February 2021

The Times Higher Education | How AI will rescue us from online learning’s ‘bad television’

Post-pandemic, some of universities’ teaching practices may never return. And that’s a good thing. In parallel, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming so capable it could start changing how we learn. Covid, perversely, may herald a renaissance for online learning.

18 February 2021

MarketScale | Why Esme Learning Solutions is Capturing Investor Attention

On this MarketScale TV interview, Voice of B2B Daniel Litwin explores recent funding for Esme Learning Solutions, an up-and-coming edtech platform, unpacking its value proposition and how it fits into the existing array of online learning platforms. For insights, Litwin was joined by Finn O’Hurley.

10 February 2021

FINTECH+ | Artificial Intelligence, FinTech, and the future of education with entrepreneur David Shrier

Interview with David Shrier, Founder Esme Learning, recorded on 2021.02.03 with host John Hucker, CFA, MBA.

27 January 2021

AI Business | Edtech company Esme raises $7.5m to expand AI-driven learning platform

Digital learning platform developer Esme Learning Solutions has closed a $7.5 million Series A funding round, looking to expand its range of AI-powered online courseware.

27 January 2021

AIthority | Esme Learning Solutions Secures $7.5 Million in Series A Funding

Digital learning platform developer Esme Learning Solutions has closed a $7.5 million Series A funding round, looking to expand its range of AI-powered online courseware.

27 January 2021

Edscoop | The edtech industry is booming in 2021

As higher education leaders head into 2021 searching for new ways to organize their campuses, make sense of their data and improve the educational experiences of students, a worldwide technology industry capitalizing on those efforts is booming.

27 January 2021

Entrepreneur | Esme Learning Solutions Secures $7.5 Mn In Series A Funding Round Led By Adit Ventures

Digital learning platform Esme Learning Solutions on Tuesday announced that it had raised $7.5 million in a Series A financing round led by venture capital firm Adit Ventures, with a technology thematic investment focus.

26 January 2021

Built in Boston | Digital Education Startup Esme Learning Raises $7.5M, Plans to Quadruple Team

Boston-based digital education startup Esme Learning announced Tuesday it closed on a $7.5 million Series A funding round led by Adit Ventures.

26 January 2021

FinSMEs | Esme Learning Solutions Raises $7.5M in Series A Funding

Esme Learning Solutions, a Boston, MA- and London, UK-based digital learning platform, closed a $7.5m Series A financing round.

26 January 2021

Silicon Republic | Edtech start-up Esme Learning Solutions raises $7.5m

The start-up will use the Series A funding to support growth across all facets of its operations, from headcount to course offerings.

26 January 2021

EdSurge | Former Pearson, edX Exec Raises $7.5M to Build AI-Powered Digital Courseware

Esme Learning Solutions is banking on artificial intelligence (AI), collaborative learning experiences and relationships with some of the biggest universities in the world to set them apart from the crowd. The Boston-based company today announced the close of a $7.5 million Series A that will expand its range of intensive executive-level courses and digital learning tools.

22 January 2021

The Chronicle Discussions Podcast | Hub Culture - The Chronicle Discussions, Episode 39: Take Me To Your Leader - A.I. and Yo‪u‬

Hub Culture's Stan Stalnaker hosts a series of exclusive round-table discussions on technology and its implications for the future of humanity. Stan’s conversation with Esme Learning CEO speaks to David around the future of work and artificial intelligence.

17 August 2020

Forbes | Six Edtech Businesses Leading The Way During Lockdown

Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, record amounts of investment have flowed into the digital education market, with forecasts suggesting the sector will near double in value to $325bn by 2025.

06 July 2020

The Telegraph | The importance of cybersecurity as we navigate the pandemic

With more people than ever before working remotely, it is crucial that businesses ensure their employees are using secure systems and staying alert to potential cyberthreats.

22 June 2020

Raconteur | Innovating in a remote environment

If remote working is to become the new norm, where does it leave innovation and the diversity of thought that drives it?

18 June 2020

Tech for Good | Online Learning, Redefined

As top-tier university lecturers and startup innovators, David Shrier and Beth Porter are highly regarded in the edtech world. Their present ambition is to reinvent online learning by combining cognitive science with sophisticated technologies.

24 May 2020

MSN | Where to invest after the crisis: Meet the 'futurists' who forecast what happens next - where does that mean you should invest

As we emerge tentatively from lockdown, it is difficult to know what the future will look like and which businesses will thrive. So who better to ask than futurists, the experts who make it their business to try to find out?