Higher Learning Technologies

HLT is the world leader in mobile learning solutions. It provides the most efficient and convenient way for students across the world to learn and achieve their dreams.

HLT is shaping the future of learning with effective, engaging mobile study solutions for today's students.

Higher Learning Technologies was founded in 2012 by Alec Whitters, Adam Keune & Ben O'Connor and is based in Coralville, Iowa.

HLT's is to harness the power of students' smartphones and tablets to make learning a more effective, convenient and engaging experience.

HLT has attracted millions of learners and become the market-leading platform for mLearning applications. It has over 6,000,000 users across 175+ Countries around the world and 550,000 monthly active users.


HLT’s revolutionary solutions help students study on-the-go for college admissions tests, classroom courses, professional certifications and licensure exams.


HLT is backed by Next Level Ventures, Richard Ferguson, Joe Whitters, Josh Cramer, & Bruce Lehrman.


HLT has received multiple awards and accolades which include: Best Company Cultures – 2017 by Entrepreneur.com + cultureIQ, Forbes 30 under 30 Education, Two-time Mobile App of the Year Winner- TAI Prometheus Awards, Startup of the Year Silicon Prairie News 2013.



  • Year founded: 2012
  • Funding Info: $14.5M in 3 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Venture- Series Unknown)- HLT has also acquired gWhiz on Feb 16, 2017
  • Yearly Revenue: $5M-$10M (2018)
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Coralville
  • State: Iowa
  • Country: United States
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