Canadian Startup MediaCore Raises $1 Million, Hires Former Apple Executive

Victoria-based MediaCore, a year-old startup that recently refocused on education, has raised $1 million in new funding. The money comes from private angel investors in the US and UK, including Alex Khein and Pierre Andurand. The total funds MediaCore has now raised is $1.5 million.

Leveraging this new influx of capital, the Canadian startup has made a significant talent acquisition: it's hired Alan Greenberg, who was formerly the Head of Higher Education in Europe and Asia for Apple. Alan will serve as MediaCore's director of education.

The company originally focused its product on the enterprise, particularly small and medium businesses, before seeing unexpectedly strong adoption from unverisites and high schools.

Last summer Techvibes reported that MediaCore had closed a seed round of angel funding from Andrew Wilkinson, the founder and CEO of Victoria's MetaLab, and Jesse Ma of Gawker Media.

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Video is transforming education, and MediaCore helps hundreds of educational institutions around the world embrace it. The MediaCore Video Platform puts powerful video learning and sharing tools into the hands of every student and professor — empowering them to easily capture, manage and share video privately and securely across all platforms and mobile devices. more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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