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Tomorrow’s Education Raises €3.4 Million in Seed Round Funding

Laurel Martello

Tomorrow’s Education announces a funding round of €3.4 million to fuel the development of future innovators and leaders — enabling people from anywhere in the world to make a sustainable impact while learning the most in-demand skills needed in the 21st-century

The round is led by Mediahuis Ventures, the venture capital firm of the European media group Mediahuis. Other investors include the leading UK Education Fund Emerge Education and angel investors like Verena Pausder, Celine Flores Willers, and Kai Roemmelt.

Cédric Cops, Investment Lead Mediahuis Ventures states:

“The EdTech market not only offers attractive prospects and opportunities for growth, but it also fits in with Mediahuis’ mission to provide independent news and information, thereby making a positive contribution to people and society. For this reason, we support high-growth, cutting-edge startups that are leveraging emerging technologies to re-imagine the way people learn and work. ToU is a very promising player, engaging students in a new kind of metaverse learning experience. We believe in its revolutionary approach to education and see the potential for continued growth.”

Programs and metaverse campus

With its campus in the metaverse, ToU allows learners to engage in an unparalleled learning experience. Learners stay connected from around the world as they work on the grand challenges under the guidance of a world-class network of mentors who work for leading organizations. The learning philosophy revolves around challenge-based learning — the curriculum is centered on solving real-world problems taken from actual scenarios learners will encounter in their intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial ventures. Completing these challenges with an experienced peer group to learn from and grow with allows for personal and professional growth at scale.

The mobile-first learning experience is another key component of the learning method at ToU. The mobile-app allows for learning to take place from anywhere in the world while simultaneously being connected to a community of mission-driven individuals. Many learners work, travel, manage their own ventures, and found their own companies while earning a degree at ToU. Impact Hubs, meetups, and events are just a few of the ways learners stay connected outside of study. ToU doesn’t simply take learning offline — the online metaverse campus at ToU has revolutionized the learning experience and is creating an empowered community of change makers.

The accessible and affordable solution to reimagining education is here. It's built for forward-thinkers who are seeking to make a sustainable impact on society through cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset to create the most in-demand technological solutions of the 21st-century.

Tomorrow’s Education has partnered with the WU Executive Academy since 2021, whose Executive MBA program is ranked #34 among business schools. Together, they provide an alternative MBA program: a dual-accredited Professional Master Program in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, and Technology. In the program, learners gain an entrepreneurial mindset and the technological skills to help the transition to a more sustainable society.

The University is currently in the process of receiving its own accreditation and plans to offer three distinct Bachelor’s Degree programs.

-B.A. in Responsible Entrepreneurship

-B.A. in Sustainable Design & Product Management

-B.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence & Sustainable Technologies

Co-Founder & CEO Dr. Thomas Funke states:

“With Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences, we are able to extend our offering with Bachelor’s Degree programs in areas of Responsible Entrepreneurship, Artificial Intelligence & Sustainable Technologies, and Sustainable Product Management. All programs are designed to enable learners to develop the relevant competencies for positive impact effectively.”


The founding of Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences marks the consistent next step on the path of realizing an ambitious vision.

“We want to allow more students to access a 21st-century education and be part of a global and inspiring community."

Tomorrow’s Education started with a vision that people from all over the globe could make a difference through challenge-based education. Serial entrepreneur Christian Rebernik and Academic Dr. Thomas Funke joined forces to bring this idea to life. The concept came about while homeschooling during the lockdown at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic — they saw how antiquated educational systems had simply been transferred to a new medium. Tomorrow’s Education was the solution. Both Funke and Rebernik explain that technology is not an end in itself, but a vehicle that makes learning a more empowering experience.

The network of the university includes research partners Wandelbots, Share, Tier Mobility, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Börse, Eintracht Frankfurt, and mentors who worked for organizations including Apple, N26, Google, Delivery Hero, etc. 

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University Council Members

The University Council members have recently been named and include Adeola Ogunwole, Stephanie Kaiser, Celine Flores Willers, Kai Roemmelt, and Eliot Gattegno. They are joining the University Council as valued voices in furthering the mission of the University for a better tomorrow.

GSV Cup Elite Top 20

Tomorrow's Education has made it to the Top 20 of the GSV Cup, presented by Google Cloud, GSV Ventures, HolonIQ, and HubSpot for Startups. The selection was made from a pool of over 750 startups by a panel of 175+ judges, with the most prestigious and innovative EdTech startups getting the chance to pitch their idea to judges from around the world in San Diego in April of 2022 for a $1 million prize. Read about it in the latest press release.

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