Oxford-based edtech business Learning with Experts has completed a £800k funding round with an impressive group of High Net Worth (HNW) Angels.

New investors joining this round via OION include Rupert Pennant-Rea, Learning with Expert’s New Chairman, former editor of The Economist and Deputy Governor of The Bank of England.

CEO and Founder Elspeth Briscoe said: “The raise is enabling us to execute on our hiring plan, to scale our B to B, tech development and marketing teams and to hire new A list tutors for our consumer product.  We intend to drive the next education revolution with our unique approach to community based, trusted, high quality, global interactive online learning.

“We’re seeing rapid growth both in the B to C and B to B sectors.  We already have 55 experts teaching consumers with many other household names in the pipeline.”

Learning with Expert’s new Chairman and former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England Rupert Pennant-Rea added: “I love the education space, and I’m a great believer in life-long learning, having just completed a GCSE in Science aged 71.  I believe Learning with Experts has the right combination of people and product, and will be capable of disrupting online adult vocational learning.  I’m excited to have joined at this stage.”