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i2E Leads Investment in Expert TA

The Oklahoma Seed Capital Fund II, managed by i2E, Inc., recently led an investment of $400,000 in Tulsa, OK-based Expert TA.  The Fund invested $227,000 in Expert TA in this follow-on investment to a $615,000 investment led by the Fund in 2011.  Co-investors in the current follow-on round included Angel investors in Oklahoma and out of state.

Expert TA has developed platform software that provides “human-like” partial credit grading for the most dynamic type of engineering, math and physics problems, freeing up professors and teaching assistants to focus on elevating the level of student leaning, instead of grading complex homework.

The Oklahoma Seed Capital Fund is a state-appropriated investment fund that provides concept, seed and start-up equity investments to the state’s high-growth businesses.  It is managed by i2E through a contract with the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology.

About Expert TA:  Founded in 2009 by Jeremy Morton, Ph.D., Expert TA provides a human-like, partial-credit grading solution to engineering, math and physics departments of universities that currently require multiple graduate assistants to grade homework problems.

About i2E, Inc.: With offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK, i2E is a not-for-profit corporation that provides an award-winning suite of venture advisory, access to capital and entrepreneurial development programs for Oklahoma’s high growth businesses.

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Originally Posted on November 2, 2012

Contact: Sarah Seagraves
i2E Vice President for Marketing
(405) 813-2403 or email sseagraves@i2E.org

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Testimonials

  • I like the idea of guiding students, giving them a little more information each time they ask for help. I also think they should get the right answer. I am big about partial credit. If they got a number wrong, they got a number wrong. But I also believe in giving them a lot of credit if they have the right steps. With Expert TA’s true partial credit grading system, instructors can do both.


    Ellen Siem, PhD., Senior Instructor, Department of Physics, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
  • With my students, I found that Expert TA was a way for them to help themselves, rather than seeing it as something that is just being assigned so they can get a grade. Initially, I set it up so they lose very little for clicking hints. I also gave them up to 10 different times to submit an answer. They are able to work through a problem on their own rather than being worried that asking for hints would get them a zero.


    Matt Evans, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire