LightSail Education

LightSail is the only literacy accelerator that combines all of the best books with in-text embedded assessments and real-time, actionable data to deliver industry-leading literacy gains.

LightSail is personalized to each student, ensuring that they are reading high-interest books right at, or above, their individual reading level. LightSail assesses students as they read, and adapts their libraries as they grow. Students using LightSail’s platform for just 30 minutes a day are seeing average gains of 2x “Ideal Lexile Growth.”

LightSail is used in more than 150 elementary, middle, and high schools, including the New York City DOE, Los Angeles Unified School District, Chicago Public Schools, and numerous high-performing charter schools.

Company Growth (employees)
Type
Private
HQ
New York, US
Founded
2012
Size (employees)
41 (est)-4%
LightSail Education was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, US

Key People at LightSail Education

Gideon Stein

Gideon Stein

Founder & CEO
Ryan Alexander

Ryan Alexander

President
Jessica Reid Sliwerski

Jessica Reid Sliwerski

Chief Academic Officer
Melissa Loeffler

Melissa Loeffler

Director of LightSail Labs

LightSail Education Office Locations

LightSail Education has office in New York
New York, US

LightSail Education Metrics

LightSail Education Summary

Founding Date

2012

Total Funding

$23.2 m

Latest funding size

$11 m

Time since last funding

about 1 year

Investors

We estimate that LightSail Education's latest funding round in March 2016 was $11 m. In total, LightSail Education has raised $23.2 m
We estimate that LightSail Education's current employees are approximately 20% female and 80% male.

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