July 2019

EdTech Fund Invests in pi-top Bridge Round. Stanley Buchesky Appointed Executive Chairman.

Project Based Learning to Teach Computer Science

The EdTech Fund has invested in pi-top, a leading provider of project based learning (PBL) to teach coding, robotics and other STEAM subjects to students in middle schools, high schools and technical colleges. With sales in 70 different countries across the world, the company is aggressively expanding to schools in the U.S. Jesse Lozano, pi-top’s CEO said, “We are very excited to have the EdTech Fund as an investor. Their reputation as hands-on smart-money investors is well-known.”

Classroom in a Box
pi-top is a project based learning approach to teaching coding and technology skills. pi-top's Further learning platform transforms curriculum into real world applications to teach students practical job skills in technology. pi-top’s SaaS platform includes curriculum that can be used to teach a full semester course, a supplement to other courses or after school coding camps. The release of pi-top Further later this Summer will include single sign-on and integration with Google Classroom and Clever.

Stanley Buchesky Appointed Executive Chairman
Mr. Buchesky joined the board of pi-top earlier in the year and was recently appointed Executive Chairman of the board. Former Chairman, Eric Wilkinson, who will remain an active member of the board, said, "We are very pleased to have Stan as a member of our board and welcome his leadership as we continue to grow pi-top sales in the U.S. and abroad.”

pi-top, primarily used by schools to teach coding and technical skills, is also available to consumers. Pre-sales of the pi-top [4] are available on Kickstarter. pi-top hit the Kickstarter funding threshold of $100k goal in an amazingly short 4 hours. Makers were particularly interested in pi-top’s Maker Architecture, which enables the creation of hundreds of varying projects. The first project available will be the Advanced Vehicle Kit which will enable users to create a variety of robotic vehicles, learning STEAM skills from a variety of sensors, motors and other components. to build anything the mind can imagine including a replica of the Mars Rover.

For Investors:
To inquire whether you qualify to invest in pi-top alongside the EdTech Fund, please contact our investor relations team at investor@theedtechfund.com.

For Educators
If you are an educator and interested to learn more about using Project Based Learning to teach computer science and 21st Century Skills in your school, please contact us at educator@theedtechfund.com
Overview
Stanley Buchesky
Managing Partner
Mr. Buchesky is the Founder and Managing Partner of the EdTech Fund, investing in and advising Seed stage EdTech companies in K-12
and Higher Education. He has a passion for education and is a founding trustee of Equality Charter School in the Bronx, NY.

He led mergers and acquisitions for McGraw-Hill and served as the Interim CFO of the U.S. Department of Education. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
About The EdTech Fund
 The EdTech Fund is a New York based venture capital firm that invests in seed stage education technology companies. 
About pi-top
pi-top is a SaaS-based platform for teaching coding and technical skills using project based learning (PBL). The p i-top Further SaaS platform is content and hardware agnostic and is the glue that joins the curriculum, the project and the code that powers the project.
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