Top Hat Overview

  • Founded
  • 2009
Founded
  • Status
  • Private
  • Employees
  • 481
Employees
  • Latest Deal Type
  • Series D
  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $55M
Latest Deal Amount
  • Investors
  • 13

Top Hat General Information

Description

Provider of a higher education teaching platform intended to recreate an interactive in-class experience online. The company's platform offers affordable and customizable educational content for professors to publish, share, and collaborate with peers on course materials, enabling professors to engage and motivate students in online, blended, and face-to-face courses.

Contact Information

Website
Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Educational Software
Other Industries
Educational and Training Services (B2C)
Primary Office
  • 151 Bloor Street West
  • Suite 200
  • Toronto, Ontario M5S 1S4
  • Canada

Top Hat Timeline

2018201920202021
Financing RoundCaptured Employee CountEstimated Employee Growth
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Top Hat Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
10. Later Stage VC (Series D) 04-Feb-2020 $55M 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
9. Debt - General 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
8. Later Stage VC (Series C) 15-Jun-2017 000.00 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
7. Secondary Transaction - Private 01-Jan-2017 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
6. Later Stage VC 06-May-2014 000.00 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
5. Early Stage VC 18-Jan-2013 00.00 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Early Stage VC (Series A) 01-May-2012 00.000 00.00 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Seed Round 01-Nov-2011 00.00 00.00 Completed Startup
2. Accelerator/Incubator 10-Dec-2010 $200K Completed Startup
1. Angel (individual) 01-Jan-2010 $200K $200K Completed Startup
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Top Hat Comparisons

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Industry
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Post Valuation
Last Financing Details
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Top Hat Competitors (29)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Nearpod Venture Capital-Backed Dania Beach, FL 000 000.00 0000000000 0 000.00
00000000 Venture Capital-Backed Mountain View, CA 0000 00000 00000000000 00000
00000000 Venture Capital-Backed New York, NY 000 000.00 00000000000 000.00
00000000 Venture Capital-Backed Naples, FL 00 00.000 000000000000 00.000
0000 0000 Private Equity-Backed Iowa City, IA 00 00.000 000000000000 00.000
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Top Hat Executive Team (18)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Mike Silagadze Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Ralf Riekers Chief Financial Officer
Bhavin Shah Chief Technology Officer
Nick Stein Chief Marketing Officer
John Hood Chief Revenue Officer
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Top Hat Board Members (8)

Name Representing Role Since
Albert Wenger Ph.D Union Square Ventures Board Member 000 0000
Charles Hudson Uncork Capital Board Member 000 0000
Gordon Ritter Emergence Capital Partners Board Member 000 0000
Justin LaFayette Georgian Partners Board Member 000 0000
Kristen Hamilton Top Hat Board Member 000 0000
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Top Hat Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Growth
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %ile
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

Key Data Points

Twitter Followers

5.5k

Similarweb Unique Visitors

15.0K

Majestic Referring Domains

314

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Top Hat Investors (13)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Leaders Fund Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Union Square Ventures Venture Capital Majority 000 0000 000000 0
Georgian Partners Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Felicis Ventures Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Boris Wertz Angel (individual) Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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Top Hat Acquisitions (3)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
000000000000 00000 13-Jan-2021 000000000000000000 Publishing 0000 000000000
00000000 25-Aug-2020 000000000000000000 Education and Training Services (B2B) 0000 000000000
Nelson Education (University Textbook Division) 26-May-2020 Merger/Acquisition Publishing 0000 000000000
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Top Hat Subsidiaries (2)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Fountainhead Press Publishing Southlake, TX 2002
00000000 Education and Training Services (B2B) Minneapolis, MN 0000
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