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Top Hat is a company offering an interactive cloud-based teaching platform that enables professors to engage students inside and outside the classroom with compelling content, tools, and activities. It transforms the lecture hall into an interactive learning environment. Top Hat modernizes established teaching methods and facilitates new approaches including the ‘flipped classroom', ‘group learning', and other creative solutions.
TypePrivate
Founded2009
HQToronto, CA
Websitetophat.com
Employee Ratings3.6

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2021)461
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Top Hat

Mike Silagadze

Mike Silagadze

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Mohsen Shahini

Mohsen Shahini

Co-Founder and CAO
Ralf Riekers

Ralf Riekers

Chief Financial Officer
Nick Stein

Nick Stein

Chief Marketing Officer
John Hood

John Hood

Chief Revenue Officer
Larry Indovina

Larry Indovina

Chief People Officer
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Top Hat Office Locations

Top Hat has offices in Toronto and Sydney
Toronto, CA (HQ)
151 Bloor St W #200
Sydney, AU
5 Martin Pl
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Top Hat Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

2009

Top Hat total Funding

$103.6 m

Top Hat latest funding size

$54.22 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

Top Hat investors

Top Hat's latest funding round in February 2020 was reported to be $54.2 m. In total, Top Hat has raised $103.6 m
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Top Hat Operating Metrics

Oct, 2016Nov, 2016Jun, 2018Sep, 2019Feb, 2020

Products

3 5 4

Students Supported

2 m2.70 m

University Partners

650 750
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Top Hat Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
bluedoor publishingAugust 27, 2020

Top Hat Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

83/100

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Top Hat Online and Social Media Presence

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Top Hat News and Updates

Top Hat continues to amass traditional publishers with acquisition of Fountainhead Press

Top Hat, a Toronto-based EdTech software startup offering an online learning platform for higher education, has acquired traditional textbook publisher Fountainhead Press. The financial...

Top Hat Chooses Vonage to Power Video Capabilities for its Widely Adopted New Higher Education Teaching Platform

HOLMDEL, N.J., Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage (Nasdaq: VG), a global leader in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation, has been chosen by industry-leading education technology provider Top Hat, to embed programmable video capabilities into...

Top Hat CEO Mike Silagadze on EdTech’s crazy school year

Toronto-based EdTech startup Top Hat has had one hell of a 2020. A massive Series D round was shortly followed by a… global pandemic....

Top Hat Buys bluedoor

Top Hat, a Toronto, Canada-based active learning platform for higher education, acquired bluedoor, a US independent press that specializes in educational content for the sciences in higher education.

Top Hat continues pursuit to take traditional publishers digital with Bluedoor acquisition

Toronto-based EdTech startup Top Hat has acquired another education publishing company, recently closing a deal to purchase United States-based Bluedoor. The terms of the...

Top Hat launches new communication tool to help students, professors adapt to virtual education

Toronto-based EdTech startup Top Hat has launched Slate, a new free communication tool that allows students and educators at high education institutions with digital...
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Top Hat Blogs

How to Include Inquiry-Based Learning in Your Classroom

Inquiry-based learning helps deepen students' curiosity and critical thinking by extending education outside the classroom The post How to Include Inquiry-Based Learning in Your Classroom appeared first on Top Hat.

Technology in the Classroom in 2021: 3 Pros & Cons

Educational technology is now an inescapable part of student learning—here’s how to use it to your advantage The post Technology in the Classroom in 2021: 3 Pros & Cons appeared first on Top Hat.

The Ultimate Guide to STEM Education

Science, technology, engineering and math programs have gained new importance in today’s economy The post The Ultimate Guide to STEM Education appeared first on Top Hat.

Top Hat Expands Digital Textbook Offerings With Fountainhead Press Acquisition

The deal adds 500 textbooks to Top Hat’s growing collection of high-quality titles The post Top Hat Expands Digital Textbook Offerings With Fountainhead Press Acquisition appeared first on Top Hat.

Top Hat Acquires Fountainhead Press, Leads Digital Transformation of Traditional Higher Ed Textbook Industry

Acquisition brings more than 500 titles used at 400 institutions onto Top Hat’s proven active learning courseware platform Fountainhead’s high-quality academic content will be fully integrated into Top Hat’s all-in-one teaching platform, enabling educators who adopt these titles to deliver transform…

How to Spark Great In-Class Discussions: 6 Ideas That Work

Class discussions are a great way to gain insights into student comprehension, encourage community building and explore new ideas. Here are 6 tips to host lively discussions in your classes. The post How to Spark Great In-Class Discussions: 6 Ideas That Work appeared first on Top Hat.
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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 461 employees.

  • Who are Top Hat competitors?

    Competitors of Top Hat include Poll Everywhere, iClicker and Echo360.

  • Where is Top Hat headquarters?

    Top Hat headquarters is located at 151 Bloor St W #200, 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.