YouTube VP Matt Glotzbach graduates to CEO position at Quizlet

Quizlet, the makers of in style net and cellular research instruments, employed a brand new CEO, Matt Glotzbach, former Vice President of Product Administration at YouTube.

Glotzbach led the creation of YouTube’s music subscription service, and fan-funding enterprise platforms. However Quizlet won’t be his first schooling-targeted initiative. A 12-yr Google veteran, he was a part of the founding group of Google apps for schooling.

The brand new Quizlet CEO stated he was motivated to leap into edtech full-time after seeing his personal two youngsters embrace apps together with Minecraft for studying regardless that their faculties weren’t formally utilizing them.

He views Quizlet as a “peer powered studying community,” that’s analogous to YouTube as a result of all the research units inside Quizlet are all consumer-generated.

“You convey your content material right here, and the platform helps you study higher and quicker, and get higher grades,” Glotzbach stated. “In case you are a content material creator, you’re in management. You can also make your content material out there to the general public or maintain it personal.”

The supplies uploaded into Quizlet’s website or app are was video games, some extra pared down, interactive flashcards or quizzes, and others that really feel extra like classic video video games.

The corporate lately launched a recreation that academics can use with teams of scholars in a classroom, dubbed Quizlet Reside.

There are greater than one hundred twenty five million consumer-contributed research units on Quizlet in the present day. And the location and apps see over 20 million month-to-month lively customers.

Quizlet was self-financed from 2007 to 2015. It raised a $12 million Collection A spherical of funding in November final yr. On the time he closed the Collection A spherical founder Andrew Sutherland stated he needed to convey on a CEO who might assist Quizlet scale quickly to worldwide markets.

So it’s no shock that globalization and cellular tech can be a direct focus for Glotzbach.

He stated, “If we need to broaden the Quizlet platform in order that billions of individuals have entry to those studying instruments all over the world, we have to lean into our cellular expertise. One other 1 billion individuals will come on-line over the subsequent 5 years, and their first pc shall be a smartphone.”

Requested whether or not Quizlet intends to make use of video as a part of its platform any time quickly, or associate with YouTube, Glotzbach stated,“There’s definitely buyer demand for it. However there’s nothing on the street map.”