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Series E | Alive

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Last Raised

$130M | 3 yrs ago

About Top Hat

Top Hat provides a cloud-based teaching platform. It enables professors to engage students inside and outside the classroom with content, tools, and activities combining interactive textbooks, lecture slides, quizzes, and assignments supporting student learning before, during, and after class. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Toronto, Canada.

Headquarters Location

151 Bloor Street West Suite 200

Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1S4,





Expert Collections containing Top Hat

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Top Hat is included in 1 Expert Collection, including Education Technology (Edtech).


Education Technology (Edtech)

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These companies offer tech-enabled solutions that facilitate education and learning for people of all ages, from pre-K to adult and professional education.

Top Hat Patents

Top Hat has filed 11 patents.

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Latest Top Hat News

Top Hat Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Top Hat founded?

    Top Hat was founded in 2009.

  • Where is Top Hat's headquarters?

    Top Hat's headquarters is located at 151 Bloor Street West, Toronto.

  • What is Top Hat's latest funding round?

    Top Hat's latest funding round is Series E.

  • How much did Top Hat raise?

    Top Hat raised a total of $234.99M.

  • Who are the investors of Top Hat?

    Investors of Top Hat include Georgian, Inovia Capital, Emergence Capital, Union Square Ventures, Leaders Fund and 8 more.

  • Who are Top Hat's competitors?

    Competitors of Top Hat include Turning Technologies and 2 more.


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