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Type of site
Program Delivery Platform
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California
Founder(s)Amin Saberi Farnaz Ronaghi (CTO)
LaunchedApril 2013

NovoEd is a program delivery platform,[1] founded by Stanford University professor Amin Saberi[2] and PhD student Farnaz Ronaghi, that partners with training firms, corporations, educational institutes and foundations to provide blended learning solutions.[3][4]


Launched originally as Venture Lab, NovoEd rebranded to its present name in 2013.[5] Students view lecture videos on the platform as individuals, but NovoEd's unique value to learners is that they can collaborate in small teams and submit assignments with classmates around the world. The company has found success and higher completion rate with this focus on collaboration.[6]

Investors include Costanoa Venture Capital[7] and Stanford University. NovoEd customers use the platform to create and host a mix of paid and free courses in a variety of topics, such as entrepreneurship, finance, business strategy, design & creativity, and humanities. In the beginning, NovoEd mainly offered courses from Stanford University but has now evolved to become a program delivery platform.[8] Some of Novoed’s customers include, Comcast, IDEO, Nestle and Unilever.[9]


  1. "The Disruption of Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learned". JOSH BERSIN. 2017-03-27. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  2. "Amin Saberi's homepage". web.stanford.edu. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  3. "NovoEd Launches Next Generation Of Its Learning Platform - CEO Magazine". CEO Magazine. 2016-12-09. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  4. "NovoEd | Crunchbase". Crunchbase. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  5. "NovoEd Raises $4.8M Series A to Build Better MOOCs - EdSurge News". EdSurge. 2014-06-02. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  6. "Teams Solve Problems Faster When They're More Cognitively Diverse". Harvard Business Review. 2017-03-30. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  7. "Portfolio | Early-Stage Companies | Costanoa Ventures". Costanoa. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  8. "Informal Learning and the Battle between D2L, Degreed, EdCast, and NovoEd | Aragon Research". aragonresearch.com. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  9. "Customers - NovoEd". NovoEd. Retrieved 2018-07-17.

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