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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 Ratings3.8

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)479(+2%)
Job Openings40
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Top Hat

Joe Rohrlich

Joe Rohrlich

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
Matt Schurk

Matt Schurk

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

$233.6 m

Top Hat latest funding size

$130 m

Time since last funding

7 months ago

Top Hat investors

Top Hat's latest funding round in February 2021 was reported to be $130 m. In total, Top Hat has raised $233.6 m
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Top Hat Operating Metrics

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

Products

354

Students Supported

2 m2.7 m

University Partners

650750
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Top Hat Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
bluedoor publishingAugust 27, 2020

Top Hat Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

89/100

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Top Hat Online and Social Media Presence

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Top Hat News and Updates

TechKnowledge and Top Hat Announce Reseller Agreement to Deliver Engaging and Effective Learning Experiences to Higher Education Institutions in the MENA Region

DUBAI, UAE, March 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- TechKnowledge, the leading specialized electronic information solutions provider in the Middle East, has been chosen by industry-leading education technology provider Top Hat, as an international partner for expanding the company's footprint in...

Georgian doubles down on Top Hat with $130 million USD investment as company swaps CEOs

Longtime Top Hat investor Georgian Partners has committed an additional $130 million USD into the EdTech startup following a year of COVID-fueled changes and...

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.
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Top Hat Blogs

Fall 2021 Student Survey: Uncertainty and Opportunity in Higher Ed

As the Delta Variant casts its unwelcome shadow, our latest student survey shines a light on how educators can meet the evolving needs and expectations of today’s students The post Fall 2021 Student Survey: Uncertainty and Opportunity in Higher Ed appeared first on Top Hat.

Setting the Table for Student Success in Another Year of Uncertainty and Opportunity

Insights on how to support student success by focusing on engagement, flexibility, community, and instilling confidence. The post Setting the Table for Student Success in Another Year of Uncertainty and Opportunity appeared first on Top Hat.

How to Maintain Flexibility In Any Course Modality

Use these innovative teaching strategies in the new semester, offered in Top Hat’s #ProfChats panel The post How to Maintain Flexibility In Any Course Modality appeared first on Top Hat.

Three Higher Ed Experts on Rethinking Student Value

Essential teaching approaches to create meaningful value for students, as offered in Top Hat’s recent webinar with The Chronicle of Higher Education The post Three Higher Ed Experts on Rethinking Student Value appeared first on Top Hat.

Top Hat Acquires Morton Publishing Company, Broadens Student Access to Interactive Course Materials in Sciences

Acquisition brings a robust catalog of best-selling labs and course materials across a number of markets and disciplines onto Top Hat’s innovative teaching platform Morton’s content is brought to life with interactive elements to facilitate critical thinking and problem-solving skills Educators who …

8 Ways to Keep Your Course Flexible—For Whatever The Next Academic Term Holds

Ensure your class is equipped to handle change while providing the same engaging, inclusive learning experience for students The post 8 Ways to Keep Your Course Flexible—For Whatever The Next Academic Term Holds 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 Joe Rohrlich, Mohsen Shahini and Ralf Riekers.

  • How many employees does Top Hat have?

    Top Hat has 479 employees.

  • Who are Top Hat competitors?

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

  • 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.