Last week, EdTech company MyTutor was accepted onto Tech City UK’s growth accelerator programme and two of its co-founders were named by Forbes in their 2018 30 under 30 list for their work developing the UK’s leading online tuition platform, which allows parents and students to connect with tutors for one-to-one, online tutorials from anywhere in the country.
£2bn is spent on tuition in the UK alone and demand is on the rise. Responding to this demand, MyTutor has become one of the fastest-growing and best-funded education technology businesses in Europe with ambitious plans to scale its presence in the private tutoring market and further expand into the school and university markets. To date, MyTutor has delivered over 150,000 bookings, helped its 10,000th pupil, built a programme for its 100th school and 3rd university group, and on-boarded its 5,000thtutor. The company has raised £5m to date from the UK’s top institutions and angel investors including Mobeus Equity Partners, Thomas Hoegh of Arts Alliance, Stephen Welton CEO of BGF), and Jonnie Goodwin (founder of Lepe and Founders Forum).
The company has now been accepted into the 2018 class of Tech City UK Upscale, a 6-month programme of workshops, mentoring sessions and peer-to-peer learning for some of the fastest growing tech companies in the UK, whose 2016 and 2017 alumni include Monzo, Bloom & Wild, Seedrs, Pact Coffee and Appear here.
In their mission to ensure that anyone can access the right one-to-one support, MyTutor co-founders Bertie Hubbard and James Grant have also been listed in the Social Entrepreneurs category of Forbes’ 30 under 30 – an accolade that recognises the brightest young innovators across 10 categories.