Tomorrow’s Education Raises €3.4 Million in Seed Round Funding
Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences (ToU) recently closed a funding round, securing an impressive €3.4 million to fuel the development of future innovators and leaders worldwide. This funding will enable individuals from all corners of the globe to make a sustainable impact while acquiring the most in-demand skills essential in the 21st-century.
The round is led by Mediahuis Ventures, the venture capital firm of the European media group Mediahuis, and supported by other notable investors like Emerge Education, a prominent UK Education Fund, and Angel Investors such as Verena Pausder, Celine Flores Willers, and Kai Roemmelt.
Cédric Cops, Investment Lead at Mediahuis Ventures, expressed enthusiasm for supporting the EdTech market, which not only promises attractive prospects and growth opportunities but also aligns with Mediahuis' mission to provide independent news and information while contributing positively to society. Cops believes in ToUs revolutionary approach to education, particularly its metaverse learning experience, and sees tremendous potential for its continued growth.
ToU stands out with its unique metaverse campus, offering learners an unparalleled educational journey. With a global network of mentors from leading organizations, learners collaborate on solving real-world challenges as part of their curriculum. This challenge-based learning philosophy empowers students to develop practical skills and thrive personally and professionally.
The mobile-first learning experience at ToU further enhances its educational approach. The mobile app enables learners to engage from anywhere in the world while staying connected to a community of like-minded individuals with shared missions. Many students even manage their own ventures and found companies while earning their degrees at ToU. The online metaverse campus revolutionizes the learning experience and fosters an empowered community of change makers.
ToUs vision of reimagining education as an accessible and affordable solution appeals to forward-thinkers seeking to make a sustainable impact on society through an entrepreneurial mindset. By cultivating the most in-demand technological solutions of the 21st-century, ToU prepares students to create positive change.
Since 2021, Tomorrow’s Education has partnered with the WU Executive Academy, renowned for its Executive MBA program ranked #34 among business schools. Together, they offer a dual-accredited Professional Master Program in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, and Technology, enabling learners to gain an entrepreneurial mindset and technological skills to drive the transition to a more sustainable society.
Excitingly, the University is currently pursuing its own accreditation and plans to introduce two distinct Bachelor's Degree programs, the B.A. in Responsible Entrepreneurship & Management and B.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence & Sustainable Technologies.
Co-Founder & CEO, Dr. Thomas Funke, expressed his enthusiasm for Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences, emphasizing its mission to provide learners with relevant competencies for creating a positive impact effectively.
The founding of Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences represents a significant milestone in realizing an ambitious vision. The Founders, serial entrepreneur Christian Rebernik and Academic Dr. Thomas Funke, were inspired to create ToU during the COVID-19 pandemic when they observed the need for a modern, empowering education system. They believe that technology should serve as a vehicle to enhance learning experiences rather than an end.
ToUs network includes research partners such as Wandelbots, Share, Tier Mobility, and mentors from esteemed organizations like Apple, N26, Google, Delivery Hero, among others, contributing to the holistic growth and development of its learners.
The University Council, comprising respected members like Adeola Ogunwole, Stephanie Kaiser, Celine Flores Willers, Kai Roemmelt, and Eliot Gattegno, plays a crucial role in furthering the University's mission for a better tomorrow.
Furthermore, Tomorrow's Education was honored to be among the Top 20 finalists of the prestigious GSV Cup Elite, presented by Google Cloud, GSV Ventures, HolonIQ, and HubSpot for Startups. Selected from a pool of over 750 startups, ToUs innovative EdTech solution had the opportunity to pitch its ideas to an esteemed panel of judges from around the world for a chance to win a $1 million prize in April 2022.
Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences is set to redefine education by empowering students to become the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Through its cutting-edge metaverse campus and forward-thinking programs, ToU is nurturing a community of change makers committed to creating a sustainable and impactful future for all.