1102: Bringing Digital Education Tools to Students Worldwide
Matthew Glotzbach is the CEO of the largest user-generated consumer learning platform in the US, Quizlet. He is also a friend of the podcast and returns today for his third appearance in four years
Matthew has experience working as a mechanical engineer, on product at YouTube, and was on the founding team of Google Apps—where he worked for over a decade. He led Quizlet from an early stage startup shortly after its founder Andrew Sutherland launched the company when he was 15 years old, all the way to its $20M Series B funding round in 2018 and milestone of 50 million unique monthly users and named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 of the fasted growing companies in North America.
While he's worn many hats, Matthew is, more than anything, an advocate for using technology to make education more accessible to students around the world. On today's tech podcast we explore why edtech funding is on the rise and I ask if we can expect the momentum to continue.
I learn what makes Gen Z students different than previous generations and how modern learning is evolving to meet their needs. We also discuss the role of AI and machine learning in the larger education ecosystem and why education technology is built to complement rather than replace human teachers, and how interactive tools create longer-lasting learning.