Organization Name: Ellevation

Focus Area: Growing Learners
Region: United States
Sector: For Profit
Investment Year: 2016
Status: Exit
Ellevation is a software company focused exclusively on ELL students and the educators who serve them. Their data management, compliance and instructional platform is used by over 700 school districts to streamline program management, enable effective collaboration among all stakeholders in a district, and to differentiate and improve instruction. Districts using Ellevation spend less time trying to satisfy compliance-heavy administrative requirements and more time focused on delivering the instruction students need to realize their highest aspirations.

Why We Invested

The number of english language learners (ELL) in US schools is steadily growing- at approximately 14% of all students in public school. Two-thirds of ELL students come from low-income backgrounds. However, teachers and school districts struggle to meet the needs of ELL student. There is a wide and persistent achievement gap between ELL students and their native speaking peers. Ellevation is a platform exclusively focused on English Language Learners and the educators that serve them. The company’s mission is to help districts transform ELL instruction so that ELL students can achieve their highest aspirations.

Imagine a classroom where linguistically diverse students are raising their hands and engaging their peers in academic conversation - Ellevation has been developed to do just that.
Jordan Meranus, CEO and Co-Founder, Ellevation