[ Top Hat raises $7.5M in Series C ]

Top Hat has raised $7.5 million in Series C funding.

Founded in 2009, Top Hat ’s interactive software helps college professors quickly activate classrooms by engaging students over their own devices.

With the new financing, Top Hat today announced that it has now launched its content marketplace (the creatively named Top Hat Marketplace) out of beta. The idea here is to challenge the massive textbook industry that doesn’t have any qualms about charging students hundreds of dollars for a book and a few online tools and addenda.

Funding  Series C
Founded  2009
Country  Canada
City  Toronto, Ontario
Founder / CEO  Mike Silagadze
Deal Size  $7.5M
Investors  Leaders Fund
Previous Investors  Emergence Capital Partners
 Felicis Ventures
 Georgian Partners
 Golden Venture Partners
 iNovia Capital
 Union Square Ventures
 SoftTech VC
 Version One Ventures
 MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund