Top Hat is cloud-based teaching platform that enables professors to engage students inside and outside the classroom with compelling content, tools and activities.
Top Hat makes a number of software tools for teachers in higher education.
Top Hat was founded in Mar 17, 2009 by Mike Silagadze, Mohsen Shahini and is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with a second office in Sydney, Australia.
Top Hat’s interactive, cloud-based teaching platform enables professors to engage students inside and outside the classroom with compelling content, tools, and activities. More than 2.7 million students are enrolled in courses using Top Hat at 750 of the top 1,000 higher ed institutions in North America.
Top Hat hosts a library of interactive college textbooks that students read on their mobile devices, and a platform designed for teachers to check attendance with additional products for student engagement, assignments and activities. Students pay to use the app per semester or over longer periods, and universitywide licences are also available.
Top Hat is backed by Georgian Partners, Inovia Capital, Union Square Ventures, Emergence Capital, Leaders Fund and others. The company raised $55M in a Series D financing on Feb 04, 2020. This brings Top Hat's total funding to $104.4M to date.