Top Hat’s interactive, cloud-based teaching platform enables professors to engage students inside and outside the classroom with compelling content, tools, and activities. It easily and effectively transforms the lecture hall into an interactive learning environment. By requiring students to use their personal device to answer quizzes, reply to polls and tackle difficult simulations Top Hat not only modernizes established teaching methods but also facilitates new approaches including the ‘flipped classroom,’ ‘group learning,’ and other creative solutions.

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TypePrivate
HQToronto, CA
Founded2009
Size (employees)405 (est)+2%
Websitetophat.com
Top Hat was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Toronto, CA
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Key People/Management at Top Hat

Mike Silagadze

Mike Silagadze

Founder and CEO
Mohsen Shahini

Mohsen Shahini

CAO/Co-Founder
Ralf Riekers

Ralf Riekers

CFO
Nick stein

Nick stein

Chief Marketing Officer
John Hood

John Hood

Chief Revenue Officer
Eran Ben-Ari

Eran Ben-Ari

Chief Product Officer
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Top Hat Office Locations

Top Hat has offices in Toronto and Sydney
Toronto, CA (HQ)
151 Bloor St W
Sydney, AU
5 Martin Pl
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Top Hat Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2009

Top Hat total Funding

$49.4 m

Top Hat latest funding size

$7.50 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

Top Hat investors

Top Hat's latest funding round in June 2017 was reported to be $7.5 m. In total, Top Hat has raised $49.4 m
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Top Hat Operating Metrics

Oct, 2016Nov, 2016Jun, 2018

Products

3 5

Students Supported

2 m

University Partners

650 750
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Top Hat Blogs

Curriculum Based Measurement: How To Get Started

While exams are designed to test and score knowledge, they don’t always indicate how well students are progressing through course material. That’s where curriculum based measurement comes in. Developed by researchers in the late 1970s, this objective assessment technique quickly measures student pro…

How to Write a Philosophy of Teaching Statement

5 easy steps on how to write an authentic and effective philosophy of teaching statement to help your job application get noticed. The post How to Write a Philosophy of Teaching Statement appeared first on Top Hat.

Want to Make Education Better? Leave Academia

Lisa Petrides—founder and CEO of ISKME, an independent education nonprofit—knew she could improve education. But she had to quit her dream job at Columbia to make it happen The post Want to Make Education Better? Leave Academia appeared first on Top Hat.

Technology in Education 2019: 5 Trends to Watch

In 2019, education technology will be about social change, better use of resources and improved infrastructure—not the branded gadgets we’ve come to expect The post Technology in Education 2019: 5 Trends to Watch appeared first on Top Hat.

6 Pros & Cons of Technology in the Classroom in 2019

For professors, new technology can be a fantastic opportunity to experiment and grow in realms not originally considered The post 6 Pros & Cons of Technology in the Classroom in 2019 appeared first on Top Hat.

Doug Lederman: OER Adoption Must Be Incentivized

Co-editor of Inside Higher Ed says that people mainly focus on the 'free' aspect of Open Educational Resources, but often forget about its adaptability and versatility The post Doug Lederman: OER Adoption Must Be Incentivized appeared first on Top Hat.
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Top Hat Company Life and Culture

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Top Hat Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Top Hat founded?

    Top Hat was founded in 2009.

  • Who are Top Hat key executives?

    Top Hat's key executives are Mike Silagadze, Mohsen Shahini and Ralf Riekers.

  • How many employees does Top Hat have?

    Top Hat has 405 employees.

  • Who are Top Hat competitors?

    Competitors of Top Hat include Turning Technologies, Echo360 and iClicker.

  • Where is Top Hat headquarters?

    Top Hat headquarters is located at 151 Bloor St W, Toronto.

  • Where are Top Hat offices?

    Top Hat has offices in Toronto and Sydney.

  • How many offices does Top Hat have?

    Top Hat has 2 offices.