According to a regulatory filing published this morning, Gobstopper has raised $1.5M in a round lead by Relay Ventures, with partner Kevin Talbot joining the company’s board. Gobstopper provides e-reading tools to help teachers create digital questions and quizzes directly within the text of their assignment, and is cofounded by Jason Singer and Mauricio Alvarez.
Singer, who serves as CEO, is both a veteran of the education industry and a serial Internet startup founders. He previously created two college-prep charter schools, before which he created an online airline ticket exchange startup. He is also a former English teacher and Fullbright Scholar. Alvarez, who serves as CTO, was previously deputy CTO at BEA Systems and has also founded other Internet startup companies.
The two cofounders are joined by team members Marika Ismail who handles curriculum development, and Sean Neden who is software engineer.