Smashcut, the digital learning platform and content studio built to scale collaborative, online education for the visual and media arts announced that it has raised $7 million in Series A funding from Pearson Ventures, according to a statement.
Through this strategic investment, Smashcut will support Pearson College London’s Escape Studios.
Founded in 2016, Smashcut partners with universities and education brands to develop and deliver media-based online programs. The company said its platform combines learning content with a set of fully integrated features that power collaboration, communication, and creation -- all in one place.
Smashcut’s early customers include NYU Tisch School of the Arts. The company provides an NYU-branded platform and content development and production to bring the school’s online courses in filmmaking, screenwriting and branded storytelling to life.
Escape Studios, a part of Pearson College London, uses Smashcut to develop and deliver online courses to complement their in-class programmes in games, animation, and VFX. Smashcut website shows that through Smashcut platform, Escape Studios will provide a course called Unreal Engine-Fundamentals in a 10-week online program that costs £1390.