Edtech startup Mindstone launches crowdfunding campaign with investment from Mattias Ljungman

Mindstone, an edtech platform rethinking online education to help people learn faster and remember more, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to give supporters the opportunity to democratise and invest in the future of learning.

Pre-launch commitments come from Moonfire Ventures founder Mattias Ljungman – who is backing the company to join Klarna, Viagogo, Peakon, and ClimateCorp as unicorns he funded at the earliest stages – and Techstars managing director Eamonn Carey, among others, and total more than £600,000, making it already the largest ever edtech funding on Seedrs.

Founded in 2020, Mindstone is the next venture from CEO Joshua Wohle following the acquisition of his previous startup – SuperAwesome, the biggest online child safety company in the world – by Epic Games earlier the same year.

Mindstone has built an edtech platform that allows experts from all walks of life to create engaging courses, built using the best pre-existing online articles, podcasts, and videos, helping people learn faster and remember more about a wide range of topics, from Astrophysics to Zoology.

Speaking about his vision for Mindstone and the backing from leading investors ahead of the crowdfund launch, founder and CEO Joshua Wohle said: “Online education is broken. Providers and courses too often simply replicate traditional in-person teaching methods in an online environment, and are typically bound to static, one-size-fits-all curricula. We are rethinking online education from the ground up to solve this problem. The Internet is the greatest knowledge bank in human history, and our platform makes it as easy for anyone to build a course from existing high-quality online material as it is to curate a playlist on Spotify. Meanwhile, our compound learning approach – course content evolves based on questions and feedback from learners to continuously enhance the experience – puts learners themselves at the heart of everything, as they should be.

“To have investors of the calibre of Mattias and Eamonn come on board at this early stage is a huge vote of confidence in the importance of what we’re doing here and the ability of the team to deliver the impact we know will result if we succeed. Mindstone is all about democratising access to learning and teaching, so a crowdfunding campaign at this stage made perfect sense – we’re excited to invite everyone to join us in this round and on our journey.”