Toronto-based EdTech startup Top Hat has had one hell of a 2020. A massive Series D round was shortly followed by a… global pandemic. That led to staff reductions and a restructuring, a product pivot, and numerous acquisitions.
“If students don’t go to university, we don’t have a business.”
– Mike Silagadze
Mike Silagadze, Top Hat CEO, joins BetaKit’s Black Swan podcast for a candid conversation on the state of post-secondary education in North America, while explaining how his company went from massive fundraise to pandemic pivot in a few short months. Silagadze is blunt about the challenges post-secondary institutions face, and the impact of a second wave on his business.
Black Swan is a BetaKit podcast. Hosted by Douglas Soltys & Rob Kenedi. Edited by Kattie Laur.
Produced with support from TWG.