Zuckerberg Education Ventures backs learning assistant camera app Volley

“This is so fast it feels like cheating” students tell Volley. The education startup’s app lets students point their phone’s camera at a textbook page or piece of homework, and instantly see resources about key facts and tricky parts, prerequisites, and links to snippets of online classes or study guides that could help.But rather than manually cobble this info together, Volley uses cutting edge machine learning and natural language processing to do it all automatically. That technology’s potential to create scalable personal learning assistant in every student’s pocket attracted Volley’s $2.3 million seed round from Reach Capital and Zuckerberg Education Ventures, an investment vehicle of the Facebook CEO and his wife Priscilla Chan. The round also includes Chinese education giant TAL plus angels from Apple, Dropbox, Blackboard, and Udemy. Volley…


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