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Online Ed Demand Boom Leads Robin Hood Ventures to Invest in Yellowdig

(Philadelphia, August 24, 2020) – Yellowdig is excited to announce that it has attracted investment from angel-investment group Robin Hood Ventures (RHV).

Yellowdig is a community-building platform that enables a learning institution’s entire ecosystem—from students and faculty to administrators and alumni—to connect, learn, and engage. Built from the ground up, the platform empowers lifelong learning throughout the entire student lifecycle.

“Given the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, online education will be expanding rapidly. As colleges and universities adopt remote learning solutions, maintaining social and emotional connections with learners is essential to the success of these programs” says Shaunak Roy, Founder & CEO of Yellowdig.

The investment will be used to scale the company’s platform in response to the uptick of inbound inquiries related to schools adopting remote learning solutions due to COVID-19.

“Yellowdig has created a unique platform that truly improves the educational experience by engaging learners in a digital class community” says Luke Gebb of Robin Hood Ventures. “They have carved out a leadership position in an industry that will grow rapidly in the coming years and we are thrilled to help Yellowdig bring this solution to as many students as possible."

About Yellowdig (

Yellowdig has worked with over 50 of the largest and best learning institutions globally and has collected years of efficacy data on the platform's impact on learning outcomes. Yellowdig is a carefully designed hybrid between a university social network and a course engagement tool. The Yellowdig platform helps establish learning communities, increase students' knowledge of current affairs related to coursework, and dramatically increases course participation, engagement, and retention. Learn more at

About Robin Hood Ventures

Robin Hood Ventures is a group of angel investors, focused on early-stage, high-growth companies in the Greater Philadelphia region. We help entrepreneurs build great companies, providing capital, mentoring, expertise and connections to help companies reach their potential. Robin Hood generally invests up to $1 million over the lifetime of a company, and collaborates with angels, institutions and VCs in our network. We invest as a single entity in businesses we know and understand, in a way that gets deals done. For more information on Robin Hood Ventures portfolio companies visit

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