Jamie Rosenberg, Founder & CEO
ClassWallet allows administrators, parents and vendors to connect with teachers for peer-to-peer funding and purchasing for anything from supplies to technology to field trips, on a single platform.
“ClassWallet was more conceptual and broad before the team arrived at the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator. Through our strategic mentors, we managed to accelerate our product and technology road map, as well as solidify our position in not only the EdTech vertical, but FinTech as well. The introductions provided by the Accelerator into virtual currency and how it can help teachers in the US gave us firm direction as to what to do, who to talk to, and how to get it done,” said founder Jamie Rosenberg, who has15 years’ experience in the education space, by way of having founded AdoptAClassroom.org, one to the country’s largest education philanthropies, which distributed $25M to teachers in 30% of US schools.
And why did they bring the company to NYC?
“New York is home to some of the best tech, talent, and venture capital in the world, and having access to that has helped us learn and grow as individuals and as a company. Additionally, the exposure to a city so full of education technology companies gave us exposure to tons of relationships that we now leverage as a company,” said Rosenberg.